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wait, i did not read your post carefully. You have .wmv files that even WMP9 won't play them well?
If you search the net you may find something to see what codec they need?.
How do tou expect to convert them when you actually don't have a codec to play them?
Xine will (with wmvdmod.dll in the /usr/lib/win32) but what I want to do is to convert them to MPEG format to minimise the hassle of downloading codecs for all 3 players (ffmpeg,xine,wmp9) and also avoiding micro$oft dll's in linux )
How do tou expect to convert them when you actually don't have a codec to play them? [/B]
touble is, im not sure which codec I would need to play the WMV files.
i guess i would need a hex editor and read the header or something like that for a string like "WMV2" or whatever. (Gnome identifies all WMV files as ASF files)
i don't think it's gnome's fault. the file command sees wmv as asf.
want to do is to convert them to MPEG format to minimise the hassle of downloading codecs for all 3 players (ffmpeg,xine,wmp9) and also avoiding micro$oft dll's in linux
I can understand the moral issue....
I DID let the great Satan (micro$oft) sneak into my ext3 partitions, (some dll's and some windoz ttf fonts for greek, they are better than the linux ones), SHAME ON ME .
There are many windoz converters but i guess... you don't want to know about it.