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Old 03-23-2009, 10:14 AM   #1
abefroman
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How can I view .wmv files on Ubuntu? Does firefox have a plugin for that?


How can I view .wmv files on Ubuntu? Does firefox have a plugin for that?
 
Old 03-23-2009, 11:14 AM   #2
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You need to install the w32codecs.

http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu:I...y_Applications
 
Old 03-23-2009, 12:21 PM   #3
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Thanks, that works if I save the file to the desktop with wget, but its still not playing in firefox any ideas?
 
Old 03-23-2009, 12:59 PM   #4
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You need to install mozilla-mplayer.
 
Old 03-23-2009, 02:35 PM   #5
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Thanks, I installed that, but the wmv doesn't play, if shows a gray box now though.

Any ideas?
 
Old 03-23-2009, 02:47 PM   #6
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Thanks, I installed that, but the wmv doesn't play, if shows a gray box now though.

Any ideas?
does your plugin show up when you look at Tools->Add-ons in the FFx menu? This will indicate whether it has been installed correctly.
cheers,
jdk
 
Old 03-23-2009, 03:37 PM   #7
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I recommend VLC Player from VideoLAN, you can find it in the synaptics package manager...
 
Old 03-24-2009, 12:50 PM   #8
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I use the gecko media player (gnome mplayer). Make sure you get the one that supports non-free codecs. I use Fedora which means I have to install the non-free version from rpmfusion.
 
  


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