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I'm a newbie, so sorry if this seems like a silly request, but whenever I click on a link to a WMV file, it opens KMPlayer, and seems to run, ...
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    How do you play WMV files in Mandriva 2007 free version


    I'm a newbie, so sorry if this seems like a silly request, but whenever I click on a link to a WMV file, it opens KMPlayer, and seems to run, but no picture is displayed.

    Is this blocked in the free version because MPEGs seem to play fine.

    Thanks

    Mark

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    You first need to add the proper repositories, from which you can download non-free multimedia codecs. More info here :
    http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/

    Then you'll need to install the package win32-codecs.
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    Thank you Antidrugue for your response. After I download the files, how do I install the package Win32-codec?

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    Once urpmi is rightly configured (using the instructions provided on the site I gave you the link), you can simply install it like that :
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    urpmi win32-codecs
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    I would also suggest

    urpmi kplayer

    if you are looking for a standalone player, KPlayer is much better than KMPlayer. But leave KMPlayer around for when you need to play videos embedded in web pages.

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