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I have a wmv that has a codec that xine, xmms, totem, vlc and several other players can't view. I have downloaded the essential codec files. It says to place ...
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    viewing a wmv


    I have a wmv that has a codec that xine, xmms, totem, vlc and several other players can't view. I have downloaded the essential codec files. It says to place the files in "/usr/local/lib/codecs/" or "/usr/lib/codecs" or "/usr/local/lib/win32" or "/usr/lib/win32" but I can't find any of those directories.

    What do I do with these codecs or is there some other viewer that will allow me to view the wmv file?

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    you have to make those directories. I normally just rename the essential folder and mv it to the correct location

    yes, you should be able to play wmv then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vergil83
    you have to make those directories. I normally just rename the essential folder and mv it to the correct location

    yes, you should be able to play wmv then.
    An important step that I think Vergil83 forgot to mention is that after you create those directories you must then put the codecs you downloaded into them...
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    Download win32codec-all

    with apt-get . Boy I love that...

    It will be installed automatically, and you should be able to play wmv with xine / kaffeine.
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