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Old 03-27-2005, 02:35 AM   #1
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Playing .WMV Files In SuSE 9.2 Pro


Greetings all:

I have a few movies that are .wmv format, and I was wondering if anyone could tell me how to play these in Linux. I'd like to remove the Windows partition soon enough, so I'll need to know this...

OS: SuSE 9.2 Pro

I understand that I'm going to have to install some codecs, could someone point me to where these codecs would be? (RPM plz)

Also will Kaffeine play these files or am I going to have to install another player, and if so which one?

Thanks for the help in advance.
 
Old 03-27-2005, 02:53 AM   #2
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Not familiar with Kaffeine, but MPlayer is your typical solution for this. It can be a bit of a pain to set up and get going, depending on your distro (SuSE should be fairly easy), but once running, you simply add codecs as needed, and a skin you like, and run with it. It's got plugins for mozilla/firefox/netscape as well, so your browser can open these files also.

Like I said, it isn't always the easiest to get started with, but once you get it going, it's a pleasure to use, and it's probably the most widespread item available for playing wmv files on Linux.
 
Old 03-27-2005, 03:04 AM   #3
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thanks for the help and the quick reply. i just downloaded kplayer (kde 3 frontend for mplayer) and it works great. now time to test out those wmv files...thanks again.
 
Old 03-27-2005, 03:46 AM   #4
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Glad to help, glad it works for you, and thank you for the response. There is nothing better than knowing that you got things working.
 
  


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