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Old 07-12-2006, 11:00 PM   #1
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VLC media player cannot play WMV files


I installed the VLC player and it is playing MPG and AVI movies with no problems. I cannot, however, play WMV media files. I do get sound but no video.

I did an apt-get install w32codecs but I still don't see anything, even after a reboot.

Any suggestions on getting WMV media files to work?
 
Old 07-13-2006, 12:39 AM   #2
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There are a few different versions of *.wmv, the newer ones won't work on 64bit. Try using raw mplayer from a terminal, it has very useful output to help debug codec issues like this
Code:
mplayer /path/to/video.wmv
 
Old 07-13-2006, 12:56 AM   #3
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Great! Mplayer can play WMV files. I wonder why VLC can't play WMV files.

I was able to uninstall the Mozilla-vlc-plugin and install the mplayer-plugin for Firefox via the Synaptics package manager. I can now view my streaming videos (WMV).

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