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Old 06-12-2005, 12:02 AM   #1
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mplayer not playing .wmv files???


My mplayer will not play .wmv files, although the essential codecs file is in the proper place. Plays every other format, anyone know what the problem might be???


thanks
 
Old 06-12-2005, 12:37 AM   #2
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Try this output device:
mplayer -vo gl yourmovie.wmv

Also
mplayer -vo help
will list other available output devices

KC
 
Old 06-12-2005, 01:14 AM   #3
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I dont see that option available to me when I try to switch output drives. Is there some other way to do this?

Actually, I have no clue what your talking about!!!

Last edited by matthewa; 06-12-2005 at 01:16 AM.
 
Old 06-12-2005, 01:44 AM   #4
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where did you put the codecs?

did you try typing the command kencaz posted?

also, you said "codecs file" - iirc, it should be a number of files -- do you have a file with a .tar.gz or .tgz extension? if so, you have to untar it, with "tar xzf filename"
 
Old 06-12-2005, 01:48 AM   #5
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Not ment to be confusing, sorry bout that. The (-vo) is the (video output) device used by mplayer to display your movie file whatever that may be.

Try this with yourmovie.wmv and see what happends:

mplayer -vo gl yourmovie.wmv

If you type:

mplayer -vo help

You will get something like this:

Available video output drivers:
xv X11/Xv
x11 X11 ( XImage/Shm )
xover General X11 driver for overlay capable video output drivers
gl X11 (OpenGL)
gl2 X11 (OpenGL) - multiple textures version
dga DGA ( Direct Graphic Access V2.0 )
sdl SDL YUV/RGB/BGR renderer (SDL v1.1.7+ only!)
ggi General Graphics Interface (GGI) output
fbdev Framebuffer Device
fbdev2 Framebuffer Device
aa AAlib
caca libcaca
dxr3 DXR3/H+ video out
zr Zoran ZR360[56]7/ZR36060 Driver (DC10(+)/buz/lml33/MatroxRR)
zr2 Zoran ZR360[56]7/ZR36060 Driver (DC10(+)/buz/lml33/MatroxRR)
png PNG file
jpeg JPEG file
gif89a animated GIF output
null Null video output
pgm PGM file
md5 MD5 sum
mpegpes Mpeg-PES file
yuv4mpeg yuv4mpeg output for mjpegtools (to "stream.yuv")
vesa VESA VBE 2.0 video output
xvidix X11 (VIDIX)
cvidix console VIDIX
tga Targa output

As you can see there are many to chose to display different kinds of files for different types of hardware. Some work better with certain files then others. "gl" sometimes helps if you may have trouble with .wmv files etc...

Here is some good information to expand on:
http://www.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/man/en/mplayer.1.html

KC
 
Old 06-12-2005, 02:12 AM   #6
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gotcha! Ill give it a shot. Thanks a ton!!
 
Old 06-12-2005, 02:38 AM   #7
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Nope nothing works. God I hate Microsoft!!!! I despise anything buy them and everything they stand for. Their nothing but a bunch of egotistical megalomaniacs and they can all go straight to......................

thanks for trying to help guys. If it's .wmv files I just wont watch them!
 
Old 06-12-2005, 03:50 AM   #8
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Well, I would not just give up on .wmv because it's MS standard... It could be a number of things, Mplayer, codec, etc... Try to open another player to launch the file. Kaffeine, Xine, whatever FC3 has by default.

Most of them share the same codecs, although I think Xine has some of it's own, but you will get an idea where you need to go from there...

KC
 
Old 06-14-2005, 12:38 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by kencaz
Well, I would not just give up on .wmv because it's MS standard...

KC

..............Yeah for porn clips! Anything else can pretty much be seen in any other format. It's seems odd to me that MPlayer will play any other format available to the known universe besides Microsoft's Trash. Again, thanks for trying to help and forgive me for acting like an ass, but the pure fact of the matter is that you dont need microsoft and their half-breed products to do anything. I can watch anything I want to watch in any other format................seems .wmv files are pretty much confined to porn anyway.

In closing, have you ever noticed how any problem wihin linux can be fixed one way or the other but when it comes to ms problems noone seems to have any answers?
 
Old 06-14-2005, 12:48 AM   #10
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I use xine and can play .wmv files with no problem. Mplayer shouldn't be any different.

Maybe it's been encoded in a much newer format then the files I have though
and that's why it won't play or maybe the .wmv files your trying to watch are DRM protected.

Hope you get it figured out.

Zack
 
Old 06-14-2005, 01:42 AM   #11
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Check Section "1.2.2. Codecs" on the Link below. It pretty much explains how to resolve your situation:
http://www.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/HTML/en/install.html


Also you may want to get 'all' codec from the link below. It includes "essential" and "Win32":
http://www.mplayerhq.hu/homepage/design7/codecs.html

You can use the -vc help command to check your installed codecs

mplayer -vc help

Also here is some of the wmv codecs from my codecs.conf file. Yours may be in a diff place though:

cat /etc/mplayer/codecs.conf | grep wmv

videocodec ffwmv1
fourcc WMV1,wmv1
dll wmv1
videocodec ffwmv2
fourcc WMV2,wmv2
dll wmv2
videocodec wmv8
dll "wmv8ds32.ax"
videocodec wmv7
dll "wmvds32.ax"
videocodec wmv9dmo
dll "wmv9dmod.dll"
videocodec wmvdmo
dll "wmvdmod.dll"

Have Fun!!!

KC
 
Old 06-14-2005, 06:04 PM   #12
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hopefully he uses a fresh version of Mplayer (and not some outdated one )
 
  


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