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Old 11-15-2003, 03:55 AM   #1
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mplayer problem


Hi y'all

I'm running mplayer0.90 and everytime I play a wmv file, it gives me the error: Could not open required DirectShow codec wmv8ds32.ax


where do I get this codec from? The links on the mplayerhq mirror sites aren't that clear.

And if I decide to upgrade to a new version of mplayer do I have to uninstall the old one first? If so, how?
 
Old 11-15-2003, 04:01 AM   #2
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In here 8)

http://www1.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/rel...codecs.tar.bz2

extract 'em to /usr/lib/win32 and recompile the mplayer working finy fine on my box.

Just upgrade to the 1.0pre2 uninstall is not needed but you should compile with the same prefix!

Last edited by sh0; 11-15-2003 at 04:05 AM.
 
Old 11-15-2003, 04:55 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally posted by sh0
In here 8)

http://www1.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/rel...codecs.tar.bz2

extract 'em to /usr/lib/win32 and recompile the mplayer working finy fine on my box.

Just upgrade to the 1.0pre2 uninstall is not needed but you should compile with the same prefix!
Thanks, but I already downloaded the win32-1.1, win32-dmo-9.0, win32-mjpeg2k-1.0-1, win32-qt-6.0-1, and win32-qt-extras-1.1-1 codecs as RPM packages.

Will this archive have the DirectShow codec then? If so, where do I extract the files to?

Sorry to keep asking, because somebody deleted the codec documentation page at: http://www.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/en/codecs.html
 
Old 11-16-2003, 07:24 AM   #4
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Try this one: http://www.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/HTML/en/codecs.html
 
Old 11-16-2003, 11:27 AM   #5
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Is it playing anyways. I compiled mplayer withe all of the codecs in their exrtalite pack but it gave me an error of missing that same codec(I think). It still was playeing , so I do not know if it was needed. I searched on google and found tht codec and recompiled with it. It did not give me that error anymore.
 
Old 11-18-2003, 06:18 PM   #6
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What codec did you download?
 
Old 11-18-2003, 06:29 PM   #7
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and where do i extract the codec files to?
 
Old 11-18-2003, 11:17 PM   #8
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The first time I compiled mplayer, I downloaded the package called extralite from the mplayer home page. It has most all needed codece. mplayer still complained of a missing windows media codec, so I did a search for the missing codec, found it on google. Like I said in my post, it played windows media files fine even though it said I needed it

As to where to put the codecs. After you untar that mplayer package that you get from their homepage, Their is a file called README ,it tells you how to compile it properly. It tells you everything you need to do
 
  


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