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Greetings to everyone, I have a .wmv file that only plays with a combination of w32codecs and mplayer compiled from source. Here is the .wmv file: hotfile(.)com/dl/82165944/4bac4ba/00_LPI_Series_Intro.wmv(.)html Here are the ...
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    Question How to play the more obscure .wmv codec videos on 64 bit linux?


    Greetings to everyone,

    I have a .wmv file that only plays with a combination of w32codecs and mplayer compiled from source.

    Here is the .wmv file:
    hotfile(.)com/dl/82165944/4bac4ba/00_LPI_Series_Intro.wmv(.)html

    Here are the codecs:
    mplayerhq(.)hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs/

    The problem is that these codecs only work on 32 bit Linux and I have a 64 bit Linux.

    I've been searching all over the net for 64 bit versions of these codec dlls but I didn't find anything. Do you how can I play this type of wmv files on a 64 bit linux?

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    I didn't check the file to see if it plays, but the 64 bit codecs from mplayer are available here. You'd want essential-amd64-20071007.tar.bz2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reed9 View Post
    I didn't check the file to see if it plays, but the 64 bit codecs from mplayer are... You'd want essential-amd64-20071007.tar.bz2.
    I challenge you to play that file on a 64bit linux.

    I've tried these packages before, but the 64bit packages only contian the following codecs:
    Code:
    drvc.so
    RealNetworks RealVideo 8+9+10
    
    cook.so
    cook.dll is a DLL file used by Cooker G2 Audio Codec for RealAudio
    
    sipr.so
    sipr.dll is a DLL file used by ACELP-NET Voice Codec for RealAudio
    
    atrc.so
    atrc.dll is a DLL file used by Sony ATRAC3 Audio Codec for RealAudio 8
    and if you noticed the 64 packages are only a few Kilobytes in size, while the w32 codecs is 20MB in size and contains hundreds of dll codecs.

    Again, you won't be able to play the file I posted above in a 64bit linux.

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    If it works with the w32codecs, you could rebuild mplayer using 32 bit libraries.
    Chapter*12.*Frequently Asked Questions

    Or you could run a windows media player through WINE or in a virtual machine.

    I'm not able to check the file currently, but I'll look at it later.

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    They've pulled the file so I can't test it on my system, but I have found that VLC plays just about every WMV encapsulated video I've tried, and that is on my x86_64 CentOS 5 system. It won't play encrypted ones, but that is another issue. Well, it will play them, but not decrypted so they are all wiped out and unviewable.
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