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No suitable decoder module:
VLC does not support the audio or video format "wmas". Unfortunately there is no way for you to fix this.
No suitable decoder module:
VLC does not support the audio or video format "MSS2". Unfortunately there is no way for you to fix this.
I have googled and they told me to install ubuntu-restricted-extras.
However, the package seems to be broken.
Some info about the wmas codec from this thread at Ubuntu forums.
wmap,wmal and wmas are all decoded by dmo (win(w)32codecs if vlc is built with --enable-loader
No repo or ppa versions I've seen enable this option so your out of luck unless you build your own vlc
In 0.9.x the loader (dmo) works perfectly
In 1.x.x it's semi broken, but playback of wmap and wmal is possible with some limitations. (( wma3 is possible with no limitations if decoding is switched to avcodec and a wmapro enabled libavcodecxx is installed
(note, that thread is from 2009 so some of that may be out of date)
I wanted to play some .wmv files on linux. I was getting an error about MSS2 codec. I searched VLC first. They basically said "you can use a dmo to link to the windows drivers (with wine) to play in VLC, but this is an illegal format for us to play, so we don't support it and never will, so don't ask anymore".
Searching some more forums I found that mplayer will play the MSS2 format if you download w32codecs. I downloaded them and when I checked, it said w64codecs. It turns out that if you are on a 64-bit machine, you can't use the w32codecs, and the w64codecs is only a severely limited version and doesn't do the job.
I went to a 32-bit linux machine and installed w32codecs and played the videos fine with mplayer. There was some audio crackling, but that could have been the original quality, not the codec.
I went to the mplayer site about 64-bit support and they basically said "it's not worth it to build the 64-bit set".