Playing back wmv9 files on AMD64 is tricky. On i386 you can use mplayer with the win32 codecs, or the experimental vc-1 codec. However, using AMD64, things get a bit more difficult. It is possible to use the 32bit mplayer package, but it requires that all the libraries that it depends on are also 32bit. Thats why I made a package for you!
Here is what you do:
1. Install all ia32-libs packages apt-get.
2. Download the package from:
sudo apt-get install ia32-libs lib32asound2 lib32ncurses5 ia32-libs-sdl ia32-libs-gtk lib32stdc++6 ia32-libs-openoffice.org
3. Install the package:
sudo dpkg -i mplayer32_1.0pre7-1_amd64.deb
4. Fetch the Win32 codecs from: http://www.people.virginia.edu/~drf8...060501.tar.bz2
sudo dpkg -i mplayer32_20070130-1_amd64.deb
5. Unpack it and install to /usr/lib/win32.
Use mplayer32 to play wmv9 files (but it can also be used for other files as well )
tar -jxvf essential-20060501.tar.bz2
sudo mkdir /usr/lib/win32
sudo cp essential-20060501/* /usr/lib/win32/
If you want a 32 bit mencoder as well, you can download it from here:
http://www.stud.ntnu.no/~grannas/debs/mencoder32 and put
it into /usr/bin/ .
If there is enough people requesting it, I will make a package out of it.
If you want to use the gmplayer gui, rather than the command-line do the following:
This operation has to be done manually as the gmplayer file is "owned" by the original mplayer package.
sudo rm /usr/bin/gmplayer
sudo ln -s /usr/bin/mplayer32 /usr/bin/gmplayer
Edit: Added more IA32 packages.
Edit 2: Added download for mencoder32
Edit 3: Added info on the GUI