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Old 06-25-2014, 11:04 PM   #1
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Not able to run a video file having .wmv extension!


I'm working on Ubuntu 13.10. I have a video file named "2014-04-12_11.39_Equity_Markets-I.wmv" When I run on vlc, it shows the error as seen in the attachment named 'vlc.png'. But audio is working properly. Only video isn't coming.

Then I run it with totem movie player, it gives the error as shown in attachment named totem.png.

How to run the video part of the .wmv file also?
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Old 06-25-2014, 11:22 PM   #2
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Hi,

G2M4 support was added to vlc in version 2.1.0 [1]. Ubuntu 13.10 has vlc 2.08 [2]. So, you need a newer version of vlc
Ubuntu 14.04 has vlc 2.1.4 [2], so upgrading to 14.04 is probably a reasonable option.

Evo2.

1. See the NEWS file in for vlc version => 2.1.0
2. http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?ke...ll&section=all
 
Old 06-26-2014, 12:02 AM   #3
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Hi Evo2,

you have given a hope. I'd been trying ways but couldn't succeed. O.K. if no other method works, I will upgrade to 14.04.
I tried getting version 2.1.0 in my current Ubuntu13.10. I followed this link.
I feel there is some problem with that link as since yesterday, I couldn't open it.
In that case, you can see my thread in this site.
I tried compiling vlc from source but it didn't work.
 
Old 06-26-2014, 12:17 AM   #4
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Hi,

if I were in your situation and did not want to upgrade to 14.04 I would try backporting vlc from 14.04 to 13.10. This means using the vlc source deb from Ubuntu 14.04 to build a binary deb of vlc 2.1.4 for Ubuntu 13.10. Sometimes this sort of thing works trivially - it depends on how much the build-depends have changed between vlc 2.0.8 and vlc 2.1.4.

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Old 06-26-2014, 12:18 AM   #5
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Hi,

I just checked your first link. Did you try installing using the ppa?

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Old 06-26-2014, 05:03 AM   #6
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I just checked your first link. Did you try installing using the ppa?

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Yes evo2, I tried that method even. (I've mentioned regarding this in the EDIT#2 of the 2nd link in my Q) . I'm writing here also what is written there.

In my laptop I freshly installed Ubuntu13.10. Then I installed vlc player via "sudo apt-get install vlc". The version of VLC was 2.0.8. To upgrade to 2.1.0., I ran the 3 commands (using ppa). I found the version now to be "VLC media player 2.0.10 Twoflower (revision 2.0.8+git20140326+r49189+13+8~ubuntu13.10.1)" & not 2.1.0. With this version, the .wmv file couldn't run the video part as earlier. Only audio is running.
 
Old 06-26-2014, 05:05 AM   #7
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Hi,

so the following did not work?
Code:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/stable-daily
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install vlc
What happened? What error messages did you see?

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Old 06-26-2014, 06:46 AM   #8
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Evo2, firstly I ran 3 commands you wrote. I found that the version of Vlc was same as before(2.0.8). Then I ran the below 3 commands (changed the last one) as the link says to run if older version is available.
Code:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/stable-daily
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Now I found that the version changed to 2.0.10. but not 2.1.0.
There were no error messages.
 
Old 06-26-2014, 07:28 PM   #9
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Hi,

searching a bit online I've found reports that the ppa reverted the version number. I don't know why - however there is probably some fairly good reason , indicating to me that you might have trouble backporting it yourself.


So, unless you have some strong reason not to, I would suggest upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04. In case you didn't know 14.04 is an LTS (long term support) release (supported for five years) and that 13.10 is only supported until next month anyway (Non-LTS Ubuntu releases are now only supported for nine months).

HTH,

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Old 06-26-2014, 11:01 PM   #10
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Hi,

searching a bit online I've found reports that the ppa reverted the version number. I don't know why - however there is probably some fairly good reason , indicating to me that you might have trouble backporting it yourself.

Evo2.
Oh! Great evo2. Thank you for this information.

{ You know evo2, the version of vlc I got by compiling from source is what I wanted 2.1.0. but still I couldn't run the video part as earlier. I've mentioned details in the 2nd link in earlier post (check EDIT#3 in that Q). I need to open a new thread to ask how to uninstall vlc because you can see in this link the issue with uninstalling. }
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So, unless you have some strong reason not to, I would suggest upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04. In case you didn't know 14.04 is an LTS (long term support) release (supported for five years) and that 13.10 is only supported until next month anyway (Non-LTS Ubuntu releases are now only supported for nine months).


Evo2.
Oh! Really it wasn't in my mind that it's supported only till next month. O.K.
Thanks for your suggestion. That's too helpful to give me direction.
 
Old 06-27-2014, 01:15 AM   #11
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Is this solved, yet?

I think I would have just built VLC in the distro and whatever else from source until I got what I wanted.
 
Old 06-27-2014, 03:02 AM   #12
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Hi,
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Is this solved, yet?
The solution is upgrading from Ubuntu 13.10 which is EOL next month to Ubuntu 14.04.
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I think I would have just built VLC in the distro and whatever else from source until I got what I wanted.
Can you expand on that? What do you mean by "VLC in the distro" and "whatever else"?

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Old 06-28-2014, 05:17 AM   #13
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Hi,

searching a bit online I've found reports that the ppa reverted the version number. I don't know why - however there is probably some fairly good reason , indicating to me that you might have trouble backporting it yourself.


So, unless you have some strong reason not to, I would suggest upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04.

Evo2.
Hi,

I'd a good hope that my work would be solved if I upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04. But really I'm in doubt now. See in my current version Ubuntu 13.10, by following that 1st link to install version 2.1.0., I've installed 2.1.0. But then also the video isn't being played, only audio is getting played. That's why I'm in doubt whether G2M4 support is there in Ubuntu 14.04!

Still one point: this vlc version I tested is 2.1.0 & in Ubuntu 14.04 it's 2.1.4. So, it may be that G2M4 support is added in 2.1.4 but not in 2.1.0!!

Also for testing purpose, I wanted to reinstall 2.1.0. on my system if suppose any issue was there in the earlier install. But I'm unable to remove the earlier vlc as mentioned here.
 
Old 06-28-2014, 05:25 AM   #14
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Hi,

G2M4 support was added to vlc in version 2.1.0 [1]. Ubuntu 13.10 has vlc 2.08 [2]. So, you need a newer version of vlc
Ubuntu 14.04 has vlc 2.1.4 [2], so upgrading to 14.04 is probably a reasonable option.

Evo2.

1. See the NEWS file in for vlc version => 2.1.0
2. http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?ke...ll&section=all
Have you missed attaching link in the point number 1. above which is the news for version 2.1.0. ?
 
Old 06-30-2014, 12:24 AM   #15
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Hi,
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Originally Posted by ravisingh1 View Post
Have you missed attaching link in the point number 1. above which is the news for version 2.1.0. ?
No, I'd assumed that you were familiar with NEWS files that are distributed with packages. I guess not. Every deb package has a directory called /usr/share/doc/<package>/. In there you'll find various files like readme, changelog, news and related documentation etc.

Evo2.

Last edited by evo2; 06-30-2014 at 04:12 PM. Reason: Fix path.
 
  


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