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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?
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.
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.
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/
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.
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.
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.
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.