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Old 03-29-2006, 11:53 PM   #1
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question about slackware, gxine, and the wmvdmod.dll


I'm having troubles playing some movie types in gxine. I have read up on this and most people said just download the library file and stuff it in /usr/lib/win32. Well i didnt have the dir so i made one and dumped it in there. There was still no luck. Im assuming this is a distro related program as i have heard the method i tried above works for MEPIS and debian. Is there anything i can do with slackware besides using mplayer (i would kind of like to keep gxine) ?
 
Old 03-30-2006, 12:03 AM   #2
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If it truly is simply a codec issue, download this:
ftp://ftp1.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/rele...050412.tar.bz2
Then extract it to a directory ( /usr/lib/win32 is fine)

Open gxine - file - preferences - "experience level" change to atleast 'advanced'
Then click the 'decoder' tab - and make sure the "win32_codecs_path" says
/usr/lib/win32 (or where ever you extracted the codecs too).

Good luck & Slack on!
-tw

p.s. - if it matters to you, I keep them (codecs) in /usr/local/lib/codecs/ - as that
is where the codecs are looked for when compiling mplayer.
AND - as a fellow Slack user, I can say, I use mplayer & gxine about equally - both
without problems - so YES, you can keep your gxine.

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Old 03-30-2006, 11:14 AM   #3
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Is it normal that this download should be taking a very long time? Im using wget and the ETA ranges anywhere from 6-16+ hours.

Answer (for other users): The above link went super slow, I went to http://www1.mplayerhq.hu/homepage/design7/codecs.html and then clicked on "all", it downloaded within two minutes also using wget.

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Old 03-30-2006, 02:32 PM   #4
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Im using wget and the ETA ranges anywhere from 6-16+ hours.
Using DSL, it took me about 2 minutes. Simply used my web browser.
File size is 12.3 MB.,
-tw
 
Old 03-30-2006, 05:03 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by tw001_tw
If it truly is simply a codec issue...
So I tried the above mentioned and recieved the exact same error. I'm going to assume by the above quote you know that there are other things that may be causing this. Any other things i can try? Also may i ask you what mplayer skin you use. I am not a fan of my current. Thanks Russ Schampers
 
Old 03-30-2006, 08:01 PM   #6
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Quote:
I'm going to assume by the above quote you know...
I wish!! I'm just a linux user... not a guru by any measure.
I see I'm above 500 post now, but keep in mind, the first 300+ were me ASKING
the questions. I now pop in from time to time to see if I can answer some.
Sometimes I get lucky, sometimes not so much. But lets see what we can do here.

First off, what is the error your getting? You have yet to post it. I just thought
of the codecs becuase you mentioned "...most people said just download the
library file and stuff it in /usr/lib/win32..." and thats where the codecs go.

Also, to answer your other question regarding the mplayer skin, I use "Corelian" as
my defualt, and sometimes "Blue" - I know....real exotic, huh?

So, the error is?
Also, what are you trying to play? Post a link so that I or others
can try it and compare our results?
-tw
 
Old 03-31-2006, 12:48 AM   #7
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Wow I cant believe i didnt put this in the first post.. I must have been thinking it. The error is "Error loading library: wmvdmod.dll" Gxine says all of this for the tried video file details [ASF {res} MS WMV 9 (win32) 407 kbit/s 65 kbit/s MS Windows Media Audio (ffmpeg)]

However some video files that give me the same info, (but diff bit rates) DO play in gxine. So im a little confused. As far as posting the video.. It's not really suitable for all eyes and we will leave it at that, and keep the forum clean.

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