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Old 06-20-2005, 06:34 PM   #1
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Question Playing Windows media player files(WMA) in Linux


I was curious to know if it is possible to play WMA files in linux. Actually I was looking at CNN.com which has a section on "Videos". When clicked on one of the videos, I get the error, "Plugin error-No Windows Media Player detected". So, how should I view videos on Linux? Please let me know.

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Old 06-20-2005, 07:30 PM   #2
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There's two mozilla-plugins using mplayer to achieve that,
not sure up to which version of WMA mplayer goes, though.

Have a search on
http://freshmeat.net/search/?q=%2Bmp...&Go.x=0&Go.y=0


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Old 06-20-2005, 07:45 PM   #3
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http://fredrik.hubbe.net/plugger.html

Just one more

Unfortunately, results are not guaranteed with any of these
 
Old 06-20-2005, 09:41 PM   #4
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mplayer and mozilla-mplayer are your best bet. Mozplugger tend to work ok, Or you can use Kaffeine with the Kaffeine plugin
 
Old 06-21-2005, 03:26 AM   #5
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there is also an extension in firefox called MediaPlayerConnectivity , it works gr8

https://addons.mozilla.org/extension...umpg=10&id=446

" Allow you to launch embed video of website in an external application with a simple click * Replace the stream by a simple button * Works with RealMedia, QuickTime, WindowsMedia streams, Playlists, Flash (with restrictions) * Allow the use of any capable media player * Support Media Metafiles (ram, rpm, wmv, wm, wma, asx, asf, ...) *"
 
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Audacity works as of 2021.
 
Old 03-28-2021, 09:25 AM   #7
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I would think vlc would also work, but nowadays I prefer mpv over vlc.
 
Old 03-28-2021, 10:39 AM   #8
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I've played CNN videos in the latest versions of Firefox (87) and Pale Moon (29) with no special plug-ins added. What are you using?
 
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I've played CNN videos in the latest versions of Firefox (87) and Pale Moon (29) with no special plug-ins added. What are you using?
You do realise that this thread is from 2005? I don't think they are going to respond somehow.
 
  


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