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Old 03-22-2004, 09:30 PM   #1
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Playine wmv files in Totem player

how do i play wmv files in Totem? Is there a codec for it? Where can i get it and where is the codec directory for it?
Old 03-22-2004, 11:20 PM   #2
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okay i got codecs and know where to put them but when i try to paste them in the folder it says access denied, what do i have to do?
Old 03-23-2004, 12:36 AM   #3
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You probably need to be root to put them there. I don't know anything about totem, but I do recommend as a wicked, play anything-on-the-goddam-plannet movie player. And it plays oggs/mp3s/wavs. And displays .gifs, .pngs. And so on.

But yeah, I digress, you will probably need to be root to copy the files to the directory you want to put them in.
Old 04-10-2004, 01:10 AM   #4
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kay i got codecs and know where to put them but when i try to paste them in the folder it says access denied, what do i have to do?

Me having the same problem...Can you please tell me where you got the codecs? And where I need to place them?

Thanks in advance,
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Please tell where to put the plugins for totem?
Also where can i get these plugins?
Old 04-26-2006, 10:22 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by snportal
Please tell where to put the plugins for totem?
Also where can i get these plugins?
I am using Ubuntu,and I have solve this promblem!
First,download the codec from Mplayer Homepage.

Secondly,extract the tarball using "tar -xvjf " command. Now you get a directory contain almost all of the codec files.

Then, find your personal totem addon directory .For my system, the totem addon directory is
move the codec files to this directory using "mv" command. Remenber: move the codec FILES ,not the DIRECTORY contain them. In fact ,you can also see where Totem set to find the codec file in this file: ~/.gnome2/totem_config ,in which you would find such sentences:

# path to RealPlayer codecs
# string, default:

# path to Win32 codecs
# string, default: /usr/lib/win32

after doing all of these ,I suppose you totem can play almost all kind of audio and video file.
Old 04-27-2006, 01:11 AM   #7
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you would do better to put them in a place where any media program will find them. Once you have downloaded the codecs, switch over to root and:

#cp <extracted codec DIR>/* /usr/lib/win32
#ln -s /usr/lib/win32 /usr/lib/codecs
As you can see in the totem config file, it checks this directory for codecs as default. The second line makes a simlink to the win32 directory called "codecs." A lot of newer media player use this directory as apposed to the win32. When they try and look in /usr/lib/codecs, the link points them to the right place.

Sorry if these directions seem kind of "well duh" to some people but I saw a couple first posters here.



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