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Old 01-25-2005, 08:06 AM   #1
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Playing WMV files with MPlayer or Xine


I have just got a AMD 64 P/C and have downloaded the necessary files for MPlayer and Xine (from the Packman website) - including the win32 lib.

DVDs play fine - so do avi, mpeg and mpg files but wmv files won't play. Is it a problem with 64 AMD systems or just for me? System is Suse 9.2.

Thanks
 
Old 01-25-2005, 08:11 AM   #2
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You may need to get newer codecs from the mplayer website or the xine nightly builds page.
 
Old 01-25-2005, 09:09 AM   #3
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Thanks for that.

The codec file I have downloaded and installed is dated the 16/01/2005 but I'll have a go at downloading the version from the Mplayer site.

Many thanks.
 
Old 01-26-2005, 03:59 AM   #4
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Tried again after downloading the latest set of codecs from the MPlayer site. But again no luck in playing wmv files - although DVDs etc play fine.

I then tried un-installing and then re-installing MPlayer, W32, Xine etc again. As a last resort I wiped my h/d and did a complete re-install of Suse but still no joy.

Is it time to give up or can anyone think of something else to try.
 
Old 01-26-2005, 05:36 AM   #5
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Try uninstalling xine and then installing the packages from the nightly builds site I posted above. Also install the win32 codecs from there, they seem to work ook on my Fedora Core system.
 
Old 02-06-2005, 11:10 AM   #6
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Mplayer says to install the codecs in /usr/local/lib/codecs. But the error message I got when trying to play a WMV was that it could not load the codec from /usr/lib/codecs. I made a link /usr/lib/codecs to /usr/local/lib/codes and I'm able to play WMV files.
 
Old 02-06-2005, 11:39 AM   #7
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Other multimedia apps like xine also look for the codecs in /usr/lib/win32, so it was a good idea for you to create that symlink.
 
Old 08-16-2005, 05:18 AM   #8
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This will help you Play WMA and DVD's

First i installed all the " Multimedia Option Packs" the 4 of them
from Online update in yast

the I resolved dependencies trying to install libxine1.1.1.0
by removing
xine-lib
from yast Note: when removing xine-lib it's crucial that you remove the other package
called "kaxtv" or something similar, or else you will get unresolved
dependencies.

this install all the packages you got from http://www.links2linux.de/
or where ever you can get them.

xine will then install without problems.

you have to change DMA settings to ON or something higher.
through yast hardware configuration utility. ( or you will get jumpy DVD playback)
this is what I installed

libdvdcss2 /to unscramble ecrypted DVD's
libdvdread /as the name implies
libxine1
libxine-aa
libxine-dvb
libxine1-xvmc
libXvMC
speex
W32codec-all
xine-ui

plays DVD's fine.


Mplayer requires other packages to be installed, but I prefer xine over mplayer.
so this is my answer.
 
  


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