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Old 09-19-2005, 01:52 AM   #1
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Win32 Codecs


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I used the urpmi website to install the win32 codecs for kaffeine player so that I can watch my wmv files on linux. Those are the only files that I cannot play. As of now they only play audio. If I install the urpmi xine-win32 package though and try to play one then the entire screen goes black and I have to manually shut off my computer. I just went here and installed all of those packages, then ran urpmi win32-codecs. Everything plays fine except .wmv files. Did I do something wrong? Well, apparently I did or I wouldn't be having a problem, but can somebody tell me what I did wrong and how to fix it?
 
Old 09-19-2005, 02:15 AM   #2
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mplayer has win32 codecs on its site including wmv maybe check the location xine gets the files from and put the codecs in that directory and give it a go

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Old 09-19-2005, 03:44 AM   #3
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There is a package called "all" codecs which you need to download from the mplayer website (binary codecs section I think). Copy the codecs to /usr/lib/win32. There seems to be a problem with the PLF codecs when it comes to playing wmv.
 
Old 09-19-2005, 08:16 AM   #4
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Audio

Still just audio, but I think one of the packages is interfering. When I did urpmi on my desktop I didn't install the "jpackage" package, how would I go about uninstalling that? I'm not too savvy with the linux command line so I just need the command to remove one of those packages.
 
Old 10-21-2005, 08:58 PM   #5
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mplayerhq.hu is down. Where should one go to get the codecs?
 
Old 10-21-2005, 09:02 PM   #6
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I found a place to get them. Here's a link for the rest of you win32 codecs here
 
Old 10-22-2005, 04:11 AM   #7
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I'm going to put a mirror site for them up, anyway just decompress tar jxvf the all*.*.tar.bz2 packet to /usr/lib/win32 directory (create it if not present).
Make sure the packets are copied directly in the win32 directory and not in a subdirectory like /usr/lib/win32/all1283/

good luck
 
Old 11-15-2005, 11:54 AM   #8
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Ok, I've followed the instructions in getting the Windows Codecs package from the mplayer site, extracted it into the specified folder /usr/lib/win32 and now when I click a file that is windows media, it acts like it is playing it, but I get no video or sound.
 
Old 11-15-2005, 12:08 PM   #9
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http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/index.php?...&prefix=#third

I went there and installed every package, then ran the commands "win32-codecs" and "libdvdcss" and now I can play any and all videos/dvds with absolutely no problems.
 
Old 11-15-2005, 12:18 PM   #10
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Ok, time for me to get real newbie here. I have already gone to easyurpmi.zarb.org, followed the directions, set my mirror to the ttu.edu selection, copied and pasted the test into a shell prompt. I then went into the configure computer section, checked where I get my updates and packages from, and the ttu.edu one was there, and checked for enabled and updates. I then searched for packages, including the libdvdcss one, and it wasn't found. I went to the view installed packages to search my system, and it isn't there either.
 
Old 11-15-2005, 12:48 PM   #11
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did you put in all the mirrors? most specifically, the PLF Non-free(check to see if you're legal to use these, as they aren't in all countries). There, you will find the files you need.
 
Old 11-15-2005, 12:51 PM   #12
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I did not put in all the mirrors, just the one closest to my location. I was under the impression they would all be the same, hence the name mirror. I will add some foreign sites as well and get back.

edit: I figured out what the PLF was, and went there as opposed to the easyurpmi repository, however when on the http://plf.zarb.org site I clicked on mirrors, and none came up. grrr.

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Old 11-15-2005, 03:55 PM   #13
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if you look at all the choices for urpmi repositories(at easyurpmi.zarb.org), you will see that there is a choice for PLF and PLF non-free. none of the mirrors will be super close to you, I don't think. If you've already added these repositories, then you're good to go.
 
Old 02-22-2006, 04:17 PM   #14
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iv found how to fix the problem, you also need to isntall the win 32 xine package that comes up under win32 search. I used the codecs from mplayer site and then isntall the xien package after and now i get sound and video, in kafein egleast.
 
Old 02-22-2006, 04:37 PM   #15
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All I installed to get my wmv to play was win32-codecs-1.7-2plf using urpmi on xine, caffine, mplayer, etc.
 
  


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