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Old 12-15-2007, 07:50 AM   #1
vikram.anumukonda
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Unhappy Unable to play .wmv files using mplayer 1.0 RC2


Hello ,

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..


Thanks,

Vikram A
 
Old 12-15-2007, 09:06 AM   #2
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Hi,

You could download the win32codecs package from MPlayer's site, extract them anywhere, and copy all the codecs to /usr/lib/win32. For instance:

Code:
wget http://www.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs/all-20071007.tar.bz2
tar -xvf all-20071007.tar.bz2
Then, as root:
Code:
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




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Old 12-16-2007, 08:57 AM   #3
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Unhappy Unable to play .wmv files using mplayer 1.0 RC2

Hi, I have downloaded the codecs and extracted them to the directory /usr/lib/win32

Now i am getting both the audio & video, but at the time of playng any .wmv file this error message keeps popping up

[AO_ALSO]: unable to find simple control 'PCM',0.

and also upon starting the mplayer i get the below error message

"error: New_Face failed. may be the font path is wrong, Please supply the text font file [~/.mplayer/subfont.ttf] "

Need some advice how to avoid these message, even though i am able to play .wmv files these messages are irritating.


Thanks,

Vikram A
 
Old 12-16-2007, 09:51 AM   #4
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Hi,

Everything works fine with kplayer

Thanks you very much..
 
Old 02-01-2008, 11:27 PM   #5
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Angry Still not able to view mpegs, avi's etc. Can't see kplayer

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Originally Posted by Acron_0248 View Post
Hi,

You could download the win32codecs package from MPlayer's site, extract them anywhere, and copy all the codecs to /usr/lib/win32. For instance:

Code:
wget http://www.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs/all-20071007.tar.bz2
tar -xvf all-20071007.tar.bz2
Then, as root:
Code:
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
Regards
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!
 
  


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