LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Complete CCNA, CCNP & Red Hat Certification Training Bundle
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 04-27-2006, 10:20 PM   #1
mohama
Member
 
Registered: May 2005
Location: solar-system->earth->northern hemisphere
Distribution: ubunutu+knoppix+suse
Posts: 197

Rep: Reputation: 31
xine with wmv3 and avi files


hello ,

i have been facing this problem again and again for long time ...
i added the codecs for xine ( the all*** package ) but for some reason when i try to run wmv or avi file i get only sound with out no picture ...
if any body knows what the reason is ... .. .

thank's ,
m-s
 
Old 04-27-2006, 11:54 PM   #2
Madd the Sane
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2006
Location: USA
Distribution: Ubuntu 12.04
Posts: 42

Rep: Reputation: 15
I don't think there is an open-source codec of wmv3 out yet. Sorry.
 
Old 04-28-2006, 03:00 AM   #3
reddazz
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: N. E. England
Distribution: Fedora, CentOS, Debian
Posts: 16,298

Rep: Reputation: 75
Where did you get the win32 codecs and on what distro did you install them?
 
Old 04-28-2006, 08:47 AM   #4
mohama
Member
 
Registered: May 2005
Location: solar-system->earth->northern hemisphere
Distribution: ubunutu+knoppix+suse
Posts: 197

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 31
replay

well , i use mandriva 2006, and i did not install the win32 package but the all*** package from the mplayer site ( if i remember truly )...

thank's
m-s,

Last edited by mohama; 04-28-2006 at 08:53 AM.
 
Old 04-28-2006, 11:14 AM   #5
reddazz
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: N. E. England
Distribution: Fedora, CentOS, Debian
Posts: 16,298

Rep: Reputation: 75
WMV works fine for me using the same codecs. The only problem I sometimes have is with asx files. The codecs from the plf repo used to give me the same problems you are currently experiencing.
 
Old 04-28-2006, 01:52 PM   #6
drkstr
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2006
Location: Seattle, WA: USA
Distribution: Slackware 11.0
Posts: 1,191

Rep: Reputation: 45
where did you install the codecs to? Xine looks for codecs in a different place then MPlayer does. If the codecs are in /usr/lib/codecs, create a link to it called win32:
Code:
ln -s /usr/lib/codecs /usr/lib/win32
If still does not work, run xine from the command line and copy and paste the error.

regards,
...drkstr
 
Old 04-28-2006, 02:16 PM   #7
mohama
Member
 
Registered: May 2005
Location: solar-system->earth->northern hemisphere
Distribution: ubunutu+knoppix+suse
Posts: 197

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 31
hi ,
i created the link discribed above ,
i got no error in the shell , and it still does not show any picture , just sound ,
thanks ,
m-s,
 
Old 04-28-2006, 02:21 PM   #8
drkstr
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2006
Location: Seattle, WA: USA
Distribution: Slackware 11.0
Posts: 1,191

Rep: Reputation: 45
what did it say when you ran xine in the terminal and tried to play the file? It will usually say what the problem is when it fails to play a particular codec.

regards,
...drkstr
 
Old 04-28-2006, 03:25 PM   #9
mohama
Member
 
Registered: May 2005
Location: solar-system->earth->northern hemisphere
Distribution: ubunutu+knoppix+suse
Posts: 197

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 31
replay

it does show error message ( not on the shell ) ,
the error is :
Quote:
The stream'There is no mrl.' use an unsupported codec:
Video Codec:Windows Media Video 9(WMV3)
start playback anyway?
if choosing yes , it start only voice ..!

and if we already talking about codecs , i am not able to get my mplayer run .rm files ?? i tried to create directory as described in the documentation of the mplayer ,

thank you very much indeed,
m-s,
 
Old 04-28-2006, 05:30 PM   #10
drkstr
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2006
Location: Seattle, WA: USA
Distribution: Slackware 11.0
Posts: 1,191

Rep: Reputation: 45
All of the video types you are describing are supported by Mplayer with their "all-codec" package. Where exactly did you install the codecs too? I don't remember exactly but I think it asks you to put them in /usr/local/lib/codecs/ ?? Make sure you create the proper links to the directory that actually contains the codecs. The error your getting is basically a "I can't find the codecs" error. For safe measure, you should have 3 links and 1 directory that actually contains the data.

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

One of those should have all of the codecs, the other 3 should be links pointing to the 1.

regards,
...drkstr
 
Old 04-28-2006, 06:33 PM   #11
mohama
Member
 
Registered: May 2005
Location: solar-system->earth->northern hemisphere
Distribution: ubunutu+knoppix+suse
Posts: 197

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 31
replay,

well ,
i have the codecs in /usr/lib/codecs ,
and i just created the links you specified and that didn't help , the point is that after installing the codecs in /usr/lib/codecs and modifing the config file in the .xine folder i could get xine to play .rm and rm streaming but although the .dll codecs contained in the all*** package xine play some wmv files but not the wmv3 niether the .avi files ( which i think is related some how to the wmv ) ,

and about the mplayer , i put the codecs in the folder specified in the documentation and in the README file (i don't remember what it was ), but it didn't play any of these files and niether .rm files ...!

ps , once i get xine to play .rm file both totem and kaffaine start to play it too but tring to play wmv3 using them i get the same problem ,

thanks alot ,
m-s ,
 
Old 04-28-2006, 07:40 PM   #12
hold_breal
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2005
Distribution: suse/lfs/ubuntu
Posts: 46

Rep: Reputation: 15
do you have a 64-bit computer? as far as i know, the windows codecs only work on a 32-bit machine.
 
Old 04-28-2006, 07:45 PM   #13
mohama
Member
 
Registered: May 2005
Location: solar-system->earth->northern hemisphere
Distribution: ubunutu+knoppix+suse
Posts: 197

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 31
since i use ibm ( intel centrino ) i quess it's a 32-bit machine , which by the way i am thinking of change it with AMD 64 bit cpu ... :-)

m-s,
 
Old 04-29-2006, 02:13 AM   #14
drkstr
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2006
Location: Seattle, WA: USA
Distribution: Slackware 11.0
Posts: 1,191

Rep: Reputation: 45
MPlayer must be reconfigured/compiled when new codecs are installed, but I'm not sure why xine refuses to read them. Try getting MPlayer to work with the codecs you have, it gives more verbose error messages about what the problem is with the codec it's trying to use. Once you figure it out, apply that knowledge to xine.

regards,
...drkstr
 
Old 05-01-2006, 03:44 AM   #15
mohama
Member
 
Registered: May 2005
Location: solar-system->earth->northern hemisphere
Distribution: ubunutu+knoppix+suse
Posts: 197

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 31
replay ,

hello ,
Quote:
MPlayer must be reconfigured/compiled when new codecs are installed
sorry,but you have to explain for me how to recompile since i never did this before, and what do you mean by reconfigure?? i tried to modify the config file of mplayer , but since it's empty i did'nt know how to ( what exactly to write ) reconfigure it ,

thank you very much indeed ,
m-s,
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Playing WMV3 files in mplayer? garnser Linux - Software 4 05-22-2006 05:57 PM
totem and xine aren't playing .avi files aditya1 Ubuntu 4 03-27-2006 03:31 PM
change uploaded files from filename.avi to filename.avi.html like www.rapidshare.de latheesan Linux - Newbie 3 06-16-2005 04:33 AM
playing avi and wmv files in xine ? BajaNick Linux - Software 21 08-29-2004 02:34 PM
AVI and Xine drdroid Linux - Software 0 02-08-2004 04:49 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:17 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration