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I am running gentoo linux and seem unable to get allot of my wmv stuff to work under it , I've tried using Xine , Mplayer and Totem... Some WMV ...
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    Windows Media Video... * SOLVED *


    I am running gentoo linux and seem unable to get allot of my wmv stuff to work under it , I've tried using Xine , Mplayer and Totem...

    Some WMV stuff works , and I'm guessing it's only things that are encoded in earlier formats of WMV , and I think it's WMV 9 / 10 or whatever that are playing up..

    is there any way to run this stuff under linux?

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    You can download the most common win32 codecs from the Xine website:

    http://xinehq.de/index.php/releases#binaries

    The package you're looking for is "win32codecs".

    There may be a simpler way to do this in Gentoo, but that particular distro isn't my forte.
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    ok, I'm now totally confused

    there's a package for gentoo called "win32codecs" , I install this and run mplayer , wmv9 doesnt work...

    I try re-installing mplayer by going "emerge mplayer" , and I get this message

    Failed to find a Win32 codecs directory! (default: /usr/local/lib/codecs/)
    Create it and copy the DLL files there! You can download the codecs from our
    homepage at http://www.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs/

    So ok , I download the codecs and copy them into this folder (both by copying the DLLs directly into the folder , and by extracting the zip and keeping the folder names)

    emerge mplayer again

    same message

    I try installing mplayer by hand from a tarball , but it complains that I'm using GCC 2.96 or something and won't compile when I actually
    using GCC 3.3.5

    eh????

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    I had a similar problem a while ago.

    Here is the solution http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/gen...mplayer+gentoo

    basically you need win32codecs as a USE flag in your make.conf

    then you need to remerge mplayer

    if you want mozilla plugin support you can also add
    nsplugin in your make.conf

    edit: it is not sufficient to just emerge win32codecs and them mplayer you need it as a USE flag.

    and emerge mplayerplug-in
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    well , that seems to work

    Although some videos seem to play at a lower quality than they did in windows media player, but most are fine

    ah well can't have it all

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