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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 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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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

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Just one more

Unfortunately, results are not guaranteed with any of these
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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
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there is also an extension in firefox called MediaPlayerConnectivity , it works gr8

" 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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