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Old 04-18-2006, 10:01 AM   #1
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Cant' view WMV files, or MLB.TV live streams

I can't view wmv in Mplayer, I only get the audio portion. Same while trying to view MLB games from the website with Firefox.

I can however view mlb games using Konqueror, they open in the browser, and until a short time ago, I could view the the game in Kaffeine after I opened it in the browser. Now that crashes Konqueror if I do that.

I am running Mepis 6.0 alpha 1, the win32 codecs are installed.
I have the same/similar problem on my SUSE 10 box.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
Old 04-19-2006, 03:57 AM   #2
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Do you have mplayerplug-in?
what's in you $HOME/.mplayer/config file?
you should at least have (or what ever is best for you)

This migth help for
Old 04-19-2006, 09:35 AM   #3
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I had the same problem. You need to ge the "all-codecs" package from mplayer and install them in the right place. Then you need to recompile/install mplayer or it will not be configured to use the new codecs. Also make sure you have hardware acceleration enabled for your video card. WMV are very process intensive. I was unable to play them on a 2.4 GHz w/ 1Gb of RAM without getting my hardware acceleration working.

hope this helps,
Old 04-22-2006, 10:15 AM   #4
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Thank you both jilo_sandog, and drkstr for taking the time.

I tried both sugestions, I am now able to watch the games in Kaffeine externally.

I added the “all-codecs” package from the mplayer site, and reinstalled both mplayer and Kaffeine. Edited the preference file and now I have Baseball. Woo-Hoo!

Don't know why it runs in kaffeine, but I am happy to have it back.
Thanks again.


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