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    Question Windows Media Player - Has Anybody been able to install it on linux.


    Hi all,

    Need some help installing Windows Media Player on my Ubuntu Hardy 8.04.

    I have wine 1.3 installed hoping that this would emulate windows but doesnīt work.

    I have smplayer , vlc and gecko but these donīt work either.

    A big Thankyou to any of you guys who can guide me through step-by-step.

    P.S. I am not PC savy.

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    Hi and welcome. I've not tried WMP under Linux with wine as there are many great Linux media players available. When you say, "I have smplayer , vlc and gecko but these donīt work either," how is it they aren't working? Do you have sound at all? If not, did you at one time? Perhaps you simply need to unmute something. Have you opened the sound utility in your menu and checked it over? I highly recommend upgrading to Ubuntu current which will likely fix this for you with a Linux player. 8.04 is getting ancient.
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    Thanks for responding. I have a video which can only be played through WMP 9 or higher. When I click on the video I get a blank screen

    When I say that all my players don`t work (I have some more ), I mean they all work fine but not with this particular wmv file. Really strange .

    As for upgrading , no chance , it`s a no-no. Tried and failed it`s a closed OS meaning the OS is tweaked to the machine.

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    Do other .wmv files play in any of your media players?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayd512 View Post
    Do other .wmv files play in any of your media players?
    You can use mplayer, "apt-cache search mplayer"
    mplayer - movie player for Unix-like systems
    mplayer-dbg - debugging symbols for MPlayer
    mplayer-doc - documentation for MPlayer
    mplayer-gui - movie player for Unix-like systems
    mplayer2 - next generation movie player for Unix-like systems

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    Quote Originally Posted by robt23 View Post
    Hi all,

    Need some help installing Windows Media Player on my Ubuntu Hardy 8.04.

    I have wine 1.3 installed hoping that this would emulate windows but doesnīt work.

    I have smplayer , vlc and gecko but these donīt work either.

    A big Thankyou to any of you guys who can guide me through step-by-step.

    P.S. I am not PC savy.
    I don't have any need for WMP but for some of my other I spent $60 on Crossover and have had great success with it for windoze software. Once you purchase you can download both the 32bit and the 64bit and load them on all your personal units. You might go over there and check it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by th1bill View Post
    I don't have any need for WMP but for some of my other I spent $60 on Crossover and have had great success with it for windoze software. Once you purchase you can download both the 32bit and the 64bit and load them on all your personal units. You might go over there and check it out.
    I am on 12.04 and I just installed vlc which plays .wmv files, same for mplayer.
    apt-get install install vlc vlc-data vlc-plugin-zvbi x264 vlc-plugin-pulse

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    You should try "VLC media player - Video player and streamer" straight in Linux or installed in a Widows install.

    http://www.videolan.org/vlc/]VideoLA...deo framework!

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    Need some help installing Windows Media Player on my Ubuntu Hardy 8.04

    Quote Originally Posted by robt23 View Post
    Hi all,

    Need some help installing Windows Media Player on my Ubuntu Hardy 8.04.

    I have wine 1.3 installed hoping that this would emulate windows but doesnīt work.

    I have smplayer , vlc and gecko but these donīt work either.

    A big Thankyou to any of you guys who can guide me through step-by-step.

    P.S. I am not PC savy.
    Try installing PlayOnLinux with that you can install Windows Media Player 10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pabz View Post
    Try installing PlayOnLinux with that you can install Windows Media Player 10.
    This is what I have been trying to install. I have the icon on my desktop but when I go click on it nothing happens.

    Itīs in the Applications Menu > Games > PlayonLinux, but damn, nothing happens.

    Itīs loaded into the repositories so I canīt figure.

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