Cannot play WMV files

By gilloz
Feb 22, 2008
  1. I removed Movie Player through the Synaptic Package Manager and later found out that I could not play WMV files, so I reinstalled the program. Unfortunately for me it no longer plays WMV files whereas before it did. Could I have removed other files that did not install with me reinstalling Movie Player again?
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Windows Media Player comes with the codecs to play WMV already.
    I'd say update your WMP HERE
  3. freemont

    freemont TS Rookie Posts: 20

    heheh... I don't think that's going to run very well on the OP's Linux distro. :p

    OP - try reinstalling the win32 codecs:

    tar jxfv essential-20071007.tar.bz2
    sudo mv -i essential-20071007/* /usr/lib/win32/
    Hit 'n' when prompted to replace a file.

    From here.

    That article is talking about mplayer, but the codecs should be available to Totem as well. Of course, you could always just start using mplayer if you can't get Totem to cooperate.

  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    oops :blush:
  5. gilloz

    gilloz TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 88

    Freemont: For a newcomer in training, you sure know your stuff. Thank you so very much for your reply. It all worked just great!!!
  6. freemont

    freemont TS Rookie Posts: 20

    Well, I'm a newcomer here. ;-)

    I'm glad I could be of help. :)
  7. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    That would be funny, just looking at a page in Opera, saying ok -hang on, hang on, yep done, cookies cleared :haha:
  8. freemont

    freemont TS Rookie Posts: 20

    She was an *****. o-0

    I wish I weren't so lazy about writing. There are many more stories I could add to my little blog. :)
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