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    WMA's on linux


    is there media player that plays WMA's prefrably MP3 as well

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    I did a little search on Google and it seems that MPlayer and Xine can play wma files so far. Check them out.
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    xmms can do with a plug in as well
    check out
    http://mcmcc.bat.ru/xmms-wma/
    for the plug in

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    Mplayer is certainly able to play wma files, but my personal experience show there are some glitches in video display, as if currently shown frames blend into the older ones that remain on the screen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyku
    Mplayer is certainly able to play wma files, but my personal experience show there are some glitches in video display, as if currently shown frames blend into the older ones that remain on the screen.
    Windows Media Audio
    you are thinking of
    Window Media Video .wmv

    the one he is tlking about does not have a video

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    Because pretty much every media player uses either Xine or Mplayer as a backend, you can have most handle them. Some distros cripple them so as to avoid legal problems such as SuSE or Fedora. Once you have a full version of Mplayer or Xine installed you should be fine.

    As a note I find that Amarok when playing wma's only like to do it using the aRTs or Xine engine, but xine doesn't fade properly between songs so I use aRTs. Gstreamer, at least the version I have tends to bomb out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_guy_dressed_in_black
    Quote Originally Posted by kyku
    Mplayer is certainly able to play wma files, but my personal experience show there are some glitches in video display, as if currently shown frames blend into the older ones that remain on the screen.
    Windows Media Audio
    you are thinking of
    Window Media Video .wmv

    the one he is tlking about does not have a video
    You're right, I'm wrong
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    You've to install the proprietary w32 codecs from MPlayer's site.

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    For wmas? Are you sure? I've always been able to play them, and I only started installing the W32 codecs recently for some video files.

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    MPlayer Issue

    Hopefully this is the right forum. Don't slap me if it is not please

    Hi,

    I am a Suse 9.3 Linux newbie. I love linux so far, but am trying to figure out how to play dvds, quiktime, and wmvs etc.

    So i downloaded MPlayer-1.0pre7.tar.bz2
    I extracted it
    did an ls
    downloaded a C compiler
    then ./config
    then make
    then make install

    now I can't find the MPlayer icon anywhere

    I went into the Konsole and typed mplayer and this is what i got:


    Usage: mplayer [options] [url|path/]filename

    Basic options: (complete list in the man page)
    -vo <drv[:dev]> select video output driver & device ('-vo help' for a list)
    -ao <drv[:dev]> select audio output driver & device ('-ao help' for a list)
    vcd://<trackno> play (S)VCD (Super Video CD) track (raw device, no mount)
    dvd://<titleno> play DVD title from device instead of plain file
    -alang/-slang select DVD audio/subtitle language (by 2-char country code)
    -ss <timepos> seek to given (seconds or hh:mm:ss) position
    -nosound do not play sound
    -fs fullscreen playback (or -vm, -zoom, details in the man page)
    -x <x> -y <y> set display resolution (for use with -vm or -zoom)
    -sub <file> specify subtitle file to use (also see -subfps, -subdelay)
    -playlist <file> specify playlist file
    -vid x -aid y select video (x) and audio (y) stream to play
    -fps x -srate y change video (x fps) and audio (y Hz) rate
    -pp <quality> enable postprocessing filter (details in the man page)
    -framedrop enable frame dropping (for slow machines)

    Basic keys: (complete list in the man page, also check input.conf)
    <- or -> seek backward/forward 10 seconds
    up or down seek backward/forward 1 minute
    pgup or pgdown seek backward/forward 10 minutes
    < or > step backward/forward in playlist
    p or SPACE pause movie (press any key to continue)
    q or ESC stop playing and quit program
    + or - adjust audio delay by +/- 0.1 second
    o cycle OSD mode: none / seekbar / seekbar + timer
    * or / increase or decrease PCM volume
    z or x adjust subtitle delay by +/- 0.1 second
    r or t adjust subtitle position up/down, also see -vf expand

    * * * SEE THE MAN PAGE FOR DETAILS, FURTHER (ADVANCED) OPTIONS AND KEYS * *


    I don't know how to start playing dvds from Konsole. What commands do I use? Also how would I play wmvs from Konsole?
    Any idea what I should do now?

    Thanks,

    Tsai

    I am running Suse 9.3, AMD Athlon 64 3800+, 200gb WD, 2g of ram.

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