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Old 09-27-2006, 02:08 AM   #1
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How to add codec for wmv in mplayer?


I'm using Fedora Core2 and have mplayer in it. However, I couldn't open any media file with wmv extension. Which website can I download the codec for wmv to enable wmv playback?

Old 09-27-2006, 02:33 AM   #2
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Try uninstalling the mplayer supplied with FC2 and installing the latest one and additional codecs from this site.

Old 09-27-2006, 03:50 AM   #3
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The spec for wmv changes often. It is difficult for the linux community to keep up with these changes. You might find a codec which will playback the wmv, but it is better to use quicktime. Quicktime has good support in MPlayer, and linux.
Old 09-29-2006, 05:33 AM   #4
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hey ..
u can download a tarball called essentials in mplayer .. untar it and copy it to /usr/lib/win32 ... but i guess you ll need the latest mplayer installed on ur machine ... (not sure)..

just give it a try...


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