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Old 11-30-2004, 01:11 PM   #1
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playing .wmv files in linux


How do you do it...

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Old 11-30-2004, 01:17 PM   #2
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Doesn't Mplayer supports them, it's just a guess cause I'm (also) a newbie
 
Old 11-30-2004, 01:18 PM   #3
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try mplayer, i read that it supports wmv files, can't say for sure as i dont use them myself
 
Old 11-30-2004, 01:24 PM   #4
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I can't seem to get Mplayer working all I ever seem to get is the following error message - Error opening/initializing the selected video_out (-vo) decive

What's going on...

Mat
 
Old 11-30-2004, 01:37 PM   #5
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well...xine can play that too.
and i've seen your error before, but i don't remember what i did to solve it ???

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Old 11-30-2004, 02:03 PM   #6
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Great help egag ;o)

Is it an easy one to solve?

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Old 11-30-2004, 02:31 PM   #7
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hi,

to play .wmv files, as well as other Windows media files and Apple Quicktime, you need the win32 codec pack available for MPlayer / Xine. It's available for download - do a Google and you should find it easily.
 
Old 11-30-2004, 04:02 PM   #8
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Do I unzip itand compile from source in the standard way?

Mat
 
Old 11-30-2004, 04:08 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by mat_uk111
I can't seem to get Mplayer working all I ever seem to get is the following error message - Error opening/initializing the selected video_out (-vo) decive

What's going on...

Mat
try
Code:
mplayer -vo x11 FILENAME
Where FILENAME is teh name of the video
and yes, mplayer supports wmv
 
Old 11-30-2004, 04:35 PM   #10
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to use wma in xmms, try
http://mcmcc.bat.ru/xmms-wma/
 
Old 11-30-2004, 04:59 PM   #11
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--------
Great help egag ;o)

Is it an easy one to solve?

Mat
--------

well.. if i solved it ....that can't be hard
i think i started " gmplayer " ( that's the gui ) and clicked the configuration menu.
in the videotab you can set the video-out driver.

hope this is more help.

egag
 
Old 12-01-2004, 03:18 AM   #12
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What distro are you using? If it supports rpm then get everything here:

http://sunsite.icm.edu.pl/pub/linux/greysector/mplayer/

Maybe you're interested in this thread:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=257991

as it also related to -vo problem.
 
Old 12-02-2004, 08:14 AM   #13
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Where do I unzip and store the relevant files once I have downloaded the directory?

Mat
 
Old 12-03-2004, 08:38 AM   #14
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win32 codecs for Mplayer

Where do I put them?
 
Old 12-03-2004, 08:55 AM   #15
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Hi.

The default location is /usr/lib/win32

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