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Old 05-02-2007, 01:09 PM   #1
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Thumbs up How to play .wmv files in linux

May be this question is asked sometime before also. But I'm very much confused. I am using RHEL 4 in one of my system . Can anybody tell me how to play .wmv files in RHEL 4. When i tried to download VLC Player or mplayer I encountered with lots of rpms. I don't know which one to download and install. can anybody please guide me properly.
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Old 05-02-2007, 01:33 PM   #2
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I use mplayer. The default package (from has the required codecs to play .wmv. Install the main source package and the codecs and give it a shot.

Hope you are familiar with compiling it (pretty straight forward if you have a stable system)

But if you do want to stick to rpm's (am on deb) picking the highest version is the best bet.

That said, I think .wmv includes quite a few variants. From my experience Mplayer does support most (all?).
Old 05-02-2007, 02:40 PM   #3
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You should also download mplayerplug-in if you want to enjoy streaming media from firefox.

btw, are you saying you had dependency issues? What if you used the package manager?
Old 05-02-2007, 05:28 PM   #4
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Setup the dag yum repo for RHEL 4 and use yum to install mplayer or vlc.


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