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Old 10-17-2005, 08:39 AM   #1
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Microsoft WMV 9?


Ok, I am trying to get WMV 9 to display cirrectly on my Mandrake 10 install, but I can't find anything that works. WMV 8 - the video is OK but I get no audio.
What am I missing?
 
Old 10-17-2005, 12:57 PM   #2
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What media player are you using? I find that VLC plays just about everything and Mplayer is good too. You should look for codecs and plugins that are not installed.

That said there are some formats that just don't play. You may have to wait for someone to reverse engineer the software to provide a codec. Playing multimedia files can fail on MSWindows too, or so I am told by users of the evil OS.
 
Old 10-17-2005, 08:44 PM   #3
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Goto http://easyurpmi.zarb.org, set access to the software repos (esp. plf-free and plf-non-free). Now install the packages 'xine-win32' and 'win32codecs' through the Mandrake Control Centre->Software and you should be able to play your WMV's in kaffeine, vlc or mplayer.
 
Old 10-18-2005, 05:42 PM   #4
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Goto http://easyurpmi.zarb.org, set access to the software repos (esp. plf-free and plf-non-free). Now install the packages 'xine-win32' and 'win32codecs' through the Mandrake Control Centre->Software and you should be able to play your WMV's in kaffeine, vlc or mplayer.
Which repository do I have to add? As in which one has what I need?

Or is there one that is particularly good?
 
Old 10-18-2005, 06:01 PM   #5
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ah ha! I was able to install the win32 codecs... But I don't get sound.
 
Old 10-18-2005, 06:25 PM   #6
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Which repository do I have to add? As in which one has what I need?
As I said plf-free and plf non-free but just get them all - you'll need them for installing other stuff anyway. Search this forum for the no-sound problem, other people have reported the same thing.
 
  


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