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Old 09-20-2005, 03:25 AM   #1
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Playing WMV Files - What Do I Need ?

Vaguely literate, but a Linux newbie running SuSE 9.1 Pro

I know the SuSE dist is deliberately crippled for Windows Movie files, but haven't so far been able to figure out what I need to do to get them to work.

Using Kaffeine or any player based on Xine, I get:

Xine Error: No Demux PlugIn

Any help or pointers to the right direction to take would be greatly appreciated.


Old 09-20-2005, 11:05 AM   #2
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You would need to get the win32 codecs. I'm using SuSE 9.3 and there is a Multimedia pack1-2-3-4 that you can download, which I believe the win32 codecs are in there. It's not supported by Novell due to legal reasons.
Old 09-20-2005, 11:23 AM   #3
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OK, thanks for the help.

I downloaded the MS 'essentials' codec pack and installed it where instructed, but it made no difference.

I'll have to some more hunting, I guess

Thanks again.

Old 09-20-2005, 11:29 AM   #4
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Many multimedia-related packages are available on , including the win32 codecs for SUSE 9.1. To make the installation even easier, you can add the packman server to your YaST sources. Have a look at the sticky thread about YaST update sources.


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