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Old 02-28-2004, 08:08 AM   #1
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How can I play .wmv video in Linux?


I tried all players in Mandrake, none worked?
any solutions?



Thanks
 
Old 02-28-2004, 08:12 AM   #2
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Go to www.mplayerhq.hu - download mplayer and also the codecs (if you want to run it in a gui, get the fonts and skins files). Install and you will be able to play the .wmv files.
 
Old 02-29-2004, 04:39 AM   #3
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I downloaded the codec from mplayer's site, a tar.bz2 file
after i extract it, it has these files inside:

atrc.so.6.0 drv4.so.6.0 QuickTimeEssentials.qtx vid_3ivX.xa
cook.so.6.0 dspr.so.6.0 QuickTimeInternetExtras.qtx wma9dmod.dll
ddnt.so.6.0 ir32_32.dll QuickTime.qts wmadmod.dll
dnet.so.6.0 ir41_32.dll sipr.so.6.0 wmspdmod.dll
drv2.so.6.0 ir50_32.dll tokf.so.6.0 wmv9dmod.dll
drv3.so.6.0 qtmlClient.dll tokr.so.6.0 wmvdmod.dll

where shall I put them to add the codec in order to play *.rm and *.wmv with my mplayer?
 
Old 02-29-2004, 04:45 AM   #4
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Did you also download and install Mplayer?

Or if you have a favourite player, track down it's codecs folder and copy the codecs in there.
 
Old 02-29-2004, 05:25 AM   #5
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i installed mplayer, but i can not find where shall i put these codecs.

do I have to update codecs.conf as well?
 
Old 02-29-2004, 05:51 AM   #6
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/usr/lib/win32 is the standard dir...
 
Old 02-29-2004, 07:02 AM   #7
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after copy wmv9mod.dll and wmvdmod.dll to /usr/lib/win32, it works fine now
Thank you!!!

Another question, when i play .wmv by Mplayer, it says:

MPlayer 0.91-3.3.1 (C) 2000-2003 MPlayer Team
CPU: Intel (Family: 8, Stepping: 7)
Detected cache-line size is 64 bytes
CPUflags: MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 1 SSE2: 1
Compiled with Runtime CPU Detection - WARNING - this is not optimal!
To get best performance, recompile MPlayer with --disable-runtime-cpudetection

How can I recompile Mplayer??
 
Old 02-29-2004, 02:14 PM   #8
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Don't worry :-)
Mplayer answer me the same...but it always worked fine when I use it, so I remember an old proverb : "if it works, don't change nothing !".
 
Old 02-29-2004, 02:47 PM   #9
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Don't worry :-)
Mplayer answer me the same...but it always worked fine when I use it, so I remember an old proverb : "if it works, don't change nothing !".
AMEN!
 
Old 03-01-2004, 07:07 AM   #10
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It will work as is, but when you'd compile mplayer, you could get some speed advantage if you compile with the given flags.
 
Old 03-01-2004, 10:11 PM   #11
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I agree with the other guys. if it aint broke, DON`T fix it.!
 
  


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