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Old 04-03-2006, 12:47 AM   #1
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Windows Player

I have everything I need installed installed except a player for the windows files. I have tried to install mplayer, but I couldn't figure it out. I have xine and downloaded the windows codecs from mplayerhq and stuck them in the /usr/lib/win32 folder like I have read you should but still doesn't work. Right now I don't care what plays it. I'll take instructions to get any program to play them. Kaffeine, Xine, Mplayer I don't care. I have a Suse 10. Thank for your help.
Old 04-03-2006, 12:50 AM   #2
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If you mean .wma files ... forget it.
Old 04-03-2006, 01:16 AM   #3
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You need to install the package called win32-codecs or w32codecs. It varies depending on your distro. I wrote a walkthrough on doing it in Mandriva, maybe some of the package names carry over for you. Here's the topic with the walkthrough I wrote


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