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Old 10-31-2004, 01:50 PM   #16
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Make sure Gnome or KDE understand how to handle wma files. You do have the right dll in the /gnome/totem/addons folder, but you should right click the wma file you want to run and click properties. There is an easier way to set gnome to always use totem to open wma and wmv files. when you click the SUSE start menu some where there is file type prefrences. It is here you can set Totem be the default application for opeining wma and wmv(make sure you type wma and WMA because Gnome is not smart enought to know the difference). I remember when i first installed the w32 codecs , simply double clicking the wma file will not open it.
Thanks Kilachris!
When I doubleclick my wma-files Totem starts, so Totem is already set as the default player for wma-files.

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Again, I say reinstall Totem if you can, preferably a new version.
Thanks worldgnat !
I found a newer version of Totem on Internet. totem-0.99.9-5mdk.i586.rpm. I uninstalled my older version and installed this new version. But, sorry to say, no difference.
 
Old 10-31-2004, 02:29 PM   #17
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So far there's only one solution I can think of: Have you considered calling an exorcist? Actually, Try messing with which your mixer and output plugin. Have you played any other files with Totem, because it may be that the output it produces is being read the wrong way by your mixer. If I think of anything more useful I'll let you know.

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Old 11-01-2004, 12:53 PM   #18
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Hi worldgnat !

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Try messing with which your mixer...
I assume you mean KMix. I tried altering the settings, but no difference.
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... and output plugin.
I don't know what you mean by "output plugin". Where do I find it?
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Have you played any other files with Totem
Yes, I have trie different wma-files. Also, Totem works okey with all other sound formats.

One thing I have discovered is that I was wrong when saying that I can hear the content of the wma-file low in the background behind the noise. It's something else I hear very, very low, hardly audible in the background. It must be some kind of interference. The high noise in the foreground is like when you turn up the volume on a radio when there is no station.

All suggestions are welcome.

Is there a way to go on solving this problem?

All you Linux experts here are welcome with ideas!

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Old 11-01-2004, 04:05 PM   #19
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Ok, the output plugin is what handles the sound the player produces, so it could be setup wrong. Try looking under settings, or preferences, or something like thatwould indicate player settings, and look for anything that has to do with output or plugins, or something to that effect. You might have to configure the WMA plugin to work properly. As for the noise, I don't know...


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Old 11-02-2004, 11:49 AM   #20
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Thanks !

I will continue tomorrow whith your suggestions.
 
Old 11-02-2004, 10:19 PM   #21
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you know, this might sound like something stupid, but check your soundcard drivers and configuration. For some reason this was the problem of some application specific noise errors that I was having. After I configured the soundcard again, it seemed to do the trick for all of them. Maybe it could be the case, if not, there are some xmms skins that look like totem lol. Just purely out of curiousity, what don't you like about XMMS?
 
Old 11-03-2004, 04:39 PM   #22
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Hi Again !
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Originally posted by worldgnat
Ok, the output plugin is what handles the sound the player produces, so it could be setup wrong. Try looking under settings, or preferences, or something like thatwould indicate player settings, and look for anything that has to do with output or plugins, or something to that effect. You might have to configure the WMA plugin to work properly. As for the noise, I don't know...
In Totem preferences there is an option "Proprietary plugins". Here is a list with shortcuts pointing to different plugins. Here is also shortcuts to the wma9mod.dll and wmadmod.dll that Kilachris spoked about at post 12 above. So the wma plugin seems to be in order as far as I understand.
 
Old 11-03-2004, 05:57 PM   #23
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Hi onelung02 !

Thanks!
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you know, this might sound like something stupid, but check your sound-card drivers and configuration. For some reason this was the problem of some application specific noise errors that I was having. After I configured the sound-card again, it seemed to do the trick for all of them. Maybe it could be the case, if not, there are some xmms skins that look like totem lol. Just purely out of curiousity, what don't you like about XMMS?
I went to Menudrake in Mandrake to configure the driver for my sound-card. Firstly, I found my soundboard was set up with the driver snd-emu10k1. See here:

1) Menudrake - Soundcard configuration



Now, I decided to change to another driver in order to see if this would fix the problem about playing wma-files in Totem. In order to learn how to change driver I picked a driver randomly. I expected not to get any sound output at all. So, I choosed the driver sscape. Here is the result:

2) Menudrake gives this information after change of driver.



But, suprisingly, wieving the sound-card driver in the Terminal tells I'm still using the old driver snd-emu10k1. Look here:

3) Driver information in the Terminal.



Restarting Menudrake wieving my sound-card settings again gives the same information again as under point number 1 above.



So, I am confused!

How do I change the driver for my sound-card?

I just wanted to change to another compatible sound driver in order to see if my wma-files now would play in Totem.

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Old 11-04-2004, 03:38 AM   #24
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Just purely out of curiousity, what don't you like about XMMS?
XMMS would be an alternative if I fail getting wma play in Totem. I'm running my system at the resolution 1280x960 and the XMMS window gives very small and hard-to-read fonts. Maybe this could be adjusted. But I will not give up trying to play my wma's in Totem yet.
 
Old 11-04-2004, 08:34 AM   #25
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Hi again !

Now I have installed the XMMS player. I found it was possible to double size the player window. Now the size fits better to my screen resolution. Also, I found a player skin that pleases me.

I have installed all XMMS packages availible on my Mandrake installation disc's. But it is not possible to open up any wma-files in XMMS.

So, now I have decided to skip my attempt to make wma work in Totem for the moment. Instead I will try using XMMS with my wma's.

But, this thread is about listening to wma-files in Totem. So, in order to get XMMS play my wma-files I better consider starting a new thread dealing with wma in XMMS.

I want to thank all of you for your concern in my problem!
 
Old 11-04-2004, 09:09 AM   #26
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It was surprisingly easy to make XMMS play wma-files. A Google search led me to this website. Then I just installed the package, and directly I got wma support in XMMS.

So, now I am glad! At last I can listen to my wma files, not in Totem, but in XMMS.
 
  


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