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I have installed mplayer and kplayer for fedora8, when i am trying to play .wmv files , mplayer keeps giving some error message without giving either audio or video output, but whereas kplayer just gives the audio without any video .
can someone pls advise or suggest any other player which can play .wmv files..
Still not able to view mpegs, avi's etc. Can't see kplayer
Originally Posted by Acron_0248
You could download the win32codecs package from MPlayer's site, extract them anywhere, and copy all the codecs to /usr/lib/win32. For instance:
tar -xvf all-20071007.tar.bz2
Then, as root:
cp all-20071007/* /usr/lib/win32
The win32 directory doesn't exist in lib, so you'll have to create it before copying the codecs
I'm using Fedora Core 8 and using KDE desktop.
So I did all this crap listed above. Nothing. Yes I created a directory using mkdir and copied the codecs. I even tried this using another page of instructions I found. Nothing. I also tried downloading ALL the files using Kyum. Only now when I list the installed updates, it's not there either!? My problem is this. Is Mplayer a.k.a. movie player as listed in the Multimedia menu or what? It says Totem on it and seems to be the default player. I can't even see a listing for Kplayer in the menu area. This is driving me crazy i've wasted 6 hours of my life and I want them back! HELP!