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waelaltaqi 10-27-2005 11:41 AM

For people how want to play WMA files without converting MP3 files
i'm using XINE as a video player. first of all , i was having a problem playing WMV files. i installed win32 codec from Mplayer web site , a package called ein32_essintial , and modified the XINE config file to point at the location of the codecs ..... after that XINE was able to read both WMV and WMA very smothly and without problems at all .... you might facea problem with windows media player version 10 files but i don't think that it is a big deal ... for qustions email me at :

TruongAn 10-27-2005 12:03 PM

Yes, there is a big questions for you right now.
XINE refuse to be built with gcc4.0 how can I install xine
on a FC4 machine?????.

PS: you have gmail, so I will contact you via google talk for futher questions, wait for my mail please, and by the way where is KY?

mscole 11-11-2005 05:22 PM

waelaltaqi, where did you install the codec, and how did you modify the config file? Will this then work as a plugin for firefox?

powadha 11-11-2005 05:53 PM

This is a forum, a place where you post questions and get answers so others can benefit from it aswell. If you think you found a solution to a problem, write a howto and post it in the right place. Don't use email, messengers or whatever, There are other places for that.

waelaltaqi 11-11-2005 05:59 PM

Win codec
if you go to mplayer official web site , there is an essintial package for windows codecs.i prefer to read the FAQ page in XINE web site. after installing the codecs you should modify the xine config file. this file should be located in a hidden folder inside your home folder. on my comuter the folder is : /home/wael/.xine . you open the file with your text editor , you should see a section called : path to win32 codec. you should modify that line to make it point to the codec you downloaded. if you need more help ... i'm here.

TruongAn 11-15-2005 09:35 AM

You didn't answer me, how to install XINE on FC4 though it cannot be compiled by gcc4.0???????????????

waelaltaqi 11-15-2005 09:57 AM

reply for TruongAn
i didn't install XINE from source , i installed as a package which is available on or and many other web site. anyway if you don't use your current version of GCC , you can take it out and try to install the version required by XINE. the version you need to compile XINE with should be listed in the FAQ page in XINE web site. i had the same problem with mplayer which requires an older version of GCC. But to be honest with you , i don't know if that might effect other stuff or not. and i don't know if you can install two versions GCC or not on the same linux box. i think you should try to install XINE via rpm , i guess this is the easiest way to do it. try this link

sorry for the delay

TruongAn 11-15-2005 10:34 AM

RPM find is just lead you to site, so I downloaded it from the
Here is the problem when I tried to installed xine-lib-1.1.0-1.2.fc4.i386.rpm

error: Failed dependencies: is needed by xine-lib-1.1.0-1.2.fc4.i386 is needed by xine-lib-1.1.0-1.2.fc4.i386
        libdvdcss is needed by xine-lib-1.1.0-1.2.fc4.i386 is needed by xine-lib-1.1.0-1.2.fc4.i386

For the file xine-0.99.4-1.2.fc4.i386.rpm
the error is:

error: Failed dependencies: is needed by xine-0.99.4-1.2.fc4.i386

How to overcome?

waelaltaqi 11-15-2005 11:38 AM

You have to install those libabries first
XINE depends on those libraries in order to work well. you need to install those libraries before you rpm the package. even if you compiled the source , it will not worl fine after that and probab;y it will not compile at all. go to or and search for each of , , libdvdcss , i found those libarries before as RPMs , so you don't need to compile nothing i guess. you just have to be patient untille you find them all. you will need those libraries for many other multimedia prgrams anyway. keep working on it and if you need anything i will try to help. thanks

TruongAn 11-16-2005 02:03 AM

I searched for the file I received this message:

The search service can find package by either name (apache), provides(webserver), absolute file names (/usr/bin/apache), binaries (gprof) or shared libraries ( in standard path. It does not support multiple arguments yet...

The System and Arch are optional added filters, for example System could be "redhat", "redhat-7.2", "mandrake" or "gnome", Arch could be "i386" or "src"

There is no result, what wrong things have I done?

dudeman41465 11-16-2005 02:21 AM

Kind of off topic but my girlfriend is from Providence, KY which is like right next to Madisonville, I'm originally from Salyersville, e-mail me if you don't mind at "". I would e-mail you but I keep getting a failed delivery when I try to e-mail you at "".

What I did to get my media files playing fine including all .wmv files, .avi files, .wma files and everything was go here and install all of those packages, then run "win32-codecs" and "libdvdcss" and now I have no problems playing anything. However those win32 codecs only work for mplayer and kaffeine(the libdvdcss allows dvd playback and works universally), if you want to use xine's natural win32 libraries after installing those urpmi packages run "xine-win32" and those install the win32 libraries for xine, this is all assuming that you use mandriva, fedora or another distro that supports .rpm packages.

waelaltaqi 11-16-2005 09:25 AM

go to
download the package then do the following :


rpm -iv $/location
where $/location is the location where you downloaded the rpm for.

search on that web site for other libabries ....

waelaltaqi 11-16-2005 09:44 AM

reply to dudeman41465
well , i guess i typed my e-mail wrong previouslly .... my e-mail address is .... sorry for that ... the link you sent is interesting and i guess it would have helped me a lot since i had to spend a lot of time trying to install libraries on my Fedora laptop.but now everything is working fine i guess. anyway i moved to madisonville recently from Cleveland , OH .... feel free to e-mail me anytime.

TruongAn 11-16-2005 10:23 AM

I have know about the method which let rpm to download the file automatically.
But I am using dial-up connection.
Each second cost alot.
I don't have enough money to sit and wait to see all the file download.
I want to find an all-in-one package so that I can go to a internet cafe to download it and install it at home.

waelaltaqi 11-16-2005 10:29 AM

Probably you have to download them all
it's kind of hard to install all of them over a dailup connection. when i sent you that page i didn't mean that you have to install all links on the web page. you have to intsall the package which meets your distro..for example , if you are using Fedora core 3 , you have to search for the rpm which meets that. i addition , i don;t think that installing these packages will not take a long time if you were able to pick the right ones. they will take 15 minutes maximum... hope that will help

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