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Old 12-03-2006, 02:38 PM   #1
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Exclamation how to play wma files


How can I play wma files with at least one of the following programms?:
1.Vlc
2.Rhythmbox Music Player
3.Movie Player
4.Amarok

(My operating system is Ubuntu 6.10)
 
Old 12-03-2006, 04:43 PM   #2
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vlc can play wma files: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/features.html
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on gentoo you have to compile mplayer with win32codecs enabled.
 
Old 12-03-2006, 06:27 PM   #3
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mplayer is my personal choice. It works fine in the Gnome environment you appear to be using or in KDE for that matter.
 
Old 12-04-2006, 04:49 AM   #4
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I have tried compiling mplayer with win32 codecs. Most of the time it works fine. But I noticed that it was not able to play wma files that I encoded using Windows Media Player 10.
 
Old 12-04-2006, 05:03 AM   #5
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maybe the file is corrupted... can you post it?
 
Old 12-30-2006, 10:33 AM   #6
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VLC opens the file. Shows the track's length correctly and the progress bar is moving properly but there is no music playing. Nothing but silence!! I can't post a file that you asked me, can I?
It can't be corrupted because vlc has the same behaviour for all my wma files.
 
Old 12-30-2006, 02:17 PM   #7
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I checked a description for win32 codecs and it specifically said support for Windows Media Player 9. There are lots of other media formats. I stick with ogg and mp3 myself. Microsoft can't change these to make them only work on Windows.
 
  


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