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Old 06-24-2005, 08:30 AM   #1
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WMV not playing in VLC


where the heck do I get the codec to play WMV.
 
Old 06-24-2005, 08:46 AM   #2
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You can download the codecs from the download page at mplayer's website. Extract them to /usr/lib/win32 or any other suitable location.
 
Old 06-24-2005, 09:05 AM   #3
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nope still no luck so annoying. And dont tell me to switch to mplayer I have already heard that many times !!

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Old 06-24-2005, 10:13 AM   #4
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nope still no luck so annoying. And dont tell me to switch to mplayer I have already heard that many times !!
Does videolan have an option to search for codecs (I know xine and kaffeine do)? As for recommending mplayer, I am not a big fan of it myself so I use xine libs with kaffeine or totem as the frontend.
 
Old 06-24-2005, 10:19 AM   #5
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am experimenting with the settings now let u know how it goes. The adventure begins again. yay not!!
iT's wierd i seem to have the codec cos in the settings there a code called ffmpeg and in brackets it says wmv. So why isn't it playing then. I know it's shudn't be the file cos i tested it on another which plays fine in windows. GRR

can i convert it to ogm cos thats definately works. Ogm is better than wmv anyways isn't it .

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Old 07-18-2005, 03:57 PM   #6
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fourcc 'WMV3'

The ONLY way that works for me, to play this type of wmv, (windows media 9) on linux is MPAYER. It quite possibly IS the only way.


Good Luck.
 
Old 07-18-2005, 09:31 PM   #7
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It quite possibly IS the only way
I can assure you its not. On my Mandriva system you just have to install the packages 'win32codecs' and 'xine-win32' from PLF and both kaffeine (xine based) and VLC will be able to play these movies just fine (even though mplayer is not installed).

Searching around the mplayer site I can see downlods for the codecs packages, including links to Fedora RPMs:
http://www.mplayerhq.hu/homepage/design7/dload.html
http://rpm.greysector.net/mplayer/do...-optional.html

Assuming that your VLC on fedora is configured in a similar way to Mandriva's then hopefully it will just pickup the Win32 codecs once you've installed them.
 
  


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