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Old 02-27-2005, 08:57 AM   #1
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.wma player needed


Hi all

I have been using the built in XMMS player for my MP3's which has been fine, until I ran accross a .wma I wanted to play.

Can anyone recommend a audio player that will play the most extensions?

Tanks

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Old 02-27-2005, 09:34 AM   #2
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If you search the net, there are xmms plugins for wma playback.
A player that plays almost everything is mplayer.
If you have xine, just download the "all" codec package from mplayer and uncompress it in /usr/lib/win32:

http://www1.mplayerhq.hu/homepage/design7/dload.html
http://www1.mplayerhq.hu/homepage/design7/codecs.html
 
Old 02-27-2005, 09:39 AM   #3
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Thanks. I do have xine it seems, so I am downloading the all codec package now.

Do I literally just uncompress it into that dir, and it'll all work?

Thanks

Hong
 
Old 02-27-2005, 09:51 AM   #4
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Hi

I am trying to get Xine to be the default player for MP3s, etc. But it isnt working. Heres what I am doing:

I right click on a MP3
Open With...
Choose xine, and tick remember this type of file....
It updates some settings

The song then plays in Xine, but if I click a file after it'll open in XMMS again.

Help!

Thaks

Hong
 
Old 02-27-2005, 09:54 AM   #5
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Thanks. I do have xine it seems, so I am downloading the all codec package now.

Do I literally just uncompress it into that dir, and it'll all work?

Thanks

Hong
You may also need to edit .xine/config (it's created in the home directory of the user when running xine for the first time )and uncomment the line, if this doesn't work by default:
# path to Win32 codecs
# string, default: /usr/lib/win32
codec.win32_path:/usr/lib/win32
 
Old 02-27-2005, 09:58 AM   #6
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Thanks perfect circle

Just one slight problem, I dont have /usr/lib/win32. Closest I get is usr/lib/wine...

Thank you

Hong
 
Old 02-27-2005, 10:16 AM   #7
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If you don't have it then you have to create it
 
Old 02-27-2005, 10:17 AM   #8
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Thanks perfect circle

Just one slight problem, I dont have /usr/lib/win32. Closest I get is usr/lib/wine...

Thank you

Hong
create it. Do as root
Code:
mkdir /usr/lib/win32
 
Old 02-27-2005, 10:27 AM   #9
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thanks

I created it. Now, do you know how I can get Knoppix to remember to use Xine as my default?

Thanks!

Hong
 
Old 02-27-2005, 11:14 AM   #10
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As far as i can remember knoppix uses KDE by default.
So, first of all check if xine can play the file:
right click on the file-> Open With... if xine is not present on the list choose Other and in the command box type xine.

If everything is ok, then click on the file->properties there should be a small button in the middle of the properties box to configure things. Click it. If xine is in the list, move it to the top of the list. If not create a xine entry by pressing Add.

P.S. Hope the wma files you have do not have to aquaer lincence files (encrypted micro$oft files), or you may have problems.
P.P.S when you put the codecs in win32, you should have put all the files without the all-something folder.
ls -ld /usr/lib/win32 should show you the files not the folder.
 
Old 02-27-2005, 12:08 PM   #11
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Thanks Perfect_Circle:

ALL SORTED!

Thanks again!

Hong
 
Old 02-27-2005, 12:24 PM   #12
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One more thing

Each time I click on a song it opens up new instance of xine, how do I make it use the one already open??
 
Old 02-27-2005, 12:34 PM   #13
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If the data in your signature are correct, having 1G for swap is just a waste of space. The 2xRAM rule is for system with little RAM. I don't think you'll ever need more than 128MB of Swap, so having 256 or 512MB of swap is more than enough. But 1GB is just a waist of space...
Just my humble opinion....
 
Old 02-27-2005, 01:21 PM   #14
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And your opinion is valued. How would I reduce it?
 
  


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