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Old 10-14-2006, 12:20 AM   #1
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Totem could not play ?


When i run any WMV file i have this message

......Totem could not play 'file:///media/hdb9/BAYANTA7REEDI.wmv'.
You do not have a decoder installed to handle this file. You might need to install the necessary plugins....

anyone knows from where i could get plugins

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Old 10-14-2006, 12:41 AM   #2
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Just follow this guide:
http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Dapper

Codecs:
http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Dapper#H...timedia_Codecs
 
Old 10-14-2006, 01:00 AM   #3
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thanks but it says "All known codecs work except for wmv"
 
Old 10-14-2006, 06:22 AM   #4
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Try it with Xine or MPlayer.
 
Old 10-18-2006, 09:59 PM   #5
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I got the same error message! Were you able to play music with Xine or MPlayer? Jens, how do I intall the codec? Do I just copy that code from the link you refered, if so, where would I go to install it? I currently have Suse Linux 10.1 Any help would be greatly appreicated. I'm a newbie to Linux. I like it A LOT but it is giving me headaches!

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Old 10-19-2006, 07:16 AM   #6
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I usually just install all(both video and audio) codecs from mplayer's site. This works for both mplayer and xine-based players(including the popular amarok music player).

First download the latest all package here:
http://www.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/rele...060611.tar.bz2

Become root (su

Next just copy and paste this:


mkdir /usr/local/lib/codecs/
mkdir /usr/lib/win32

tar xvfj all-20060611.tar.bz2
cp ./all-20060611/* /usr/local/lib/codecs/
cp ./all-20060611/* /usr/lib/win32/

chmod 755 /usr/local/lib/codecs/*
chmod 755 /usr/lib/win32/*


...as you can see, all codecs will be installed in both "usr/local/lib/codecs/ (new mplayer way) and "/usr/lib/win32/" (old mplayer/xine way).

I personally prefer MPLayer as my video player. Xine is an excellent video player/engine as well and uses the same codecs.

An other popular player/engine is VLC(doesn't use the same codecs):
http://www.videolan.org/

For all xine-based music players (many of them like amarok can actually use more than one engine), the above codecs will work as well.

Some stand alone music players like xmms and beep need an extra mp3 package if the player came with your distro (xmms-mp3).

Last edited by jens; 10-19-2006 at 07:19 AM.
 
  


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