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    WMV without sound

    Hi,

    I have downloaded a HD movie in WMV format and am trying to play the file. Picture quality is perfect but I have no sound.
    M-Player gives a message 0x162: can't find suitable codec.
    VLC plays the file without sound.
    Totem does nothing, just a black picture.

    How to solve the problem? How to get sound?

    DeMus

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    Re: WMV without sound

    Same here. This is vlc debug output:

    [00000312] main decoder error: no suitable decoder module for fourcc `wmap'.
    VLC probably does not support this sound or video format.


    Totem-xine debug output:

    [wmv3 @ 0x7fa0e7f17330]Extra data: 8 bits left, value: 0


    The video will play fine, there is no audio.

    ubuntu 8.04 amd64, all ubuntu extras installed...

    Lenovo x61, 4GB, 320GB 7200rpm Seagate, ubuntu 8.04 amd64
    Last edited by cagljevic; September 7th, 2008 at 03:54 AM.

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    Re: WMV without sound

    Same problem here (Ubuntu 8.10 64bit). Not sure if this can be fixed atm...
    Last edited by bvanaerde; February 17th, 2009 at 12:12 PM.

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    Re: WMV without sound

    ok...it's a amd64 kernel related issue...spent a few hours downloading a back up copy of Afro Samurai, now I can't hear Samual "mothafu**" Jackson dubling. What's next? Opening a bug thread?

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    Re: WMV without sound

    What's next? Opening a bug thread
    Vlc doesn't support wmap or wmal in either 32 or 64 bit

    On a 32 bit install you can w32 or win32 codecs and many other players can playback these files or you can convert to something vlc can handle (wma2 or other format

    In 64 bit there is no way to play or convert wmap or wmal unless you install a 32bit version of mplayer and the w/win32 codecs (the w64codecs are pretty much worthless, only have 3 codecs included (vs. 120+ for w32

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    Re: WMV without sound

    Quote Originally Posted by mc4man View Post
    Vlc doesn't support wmap or wmal in either 32 or 64 bit

    On a 32 bit install you can w32 or win32 codecs and many other players can playback these files or you can convert to something vlc can handle (wma2 or other format

    In 64 bit there is no way to play or convert wmap or wmal unless you install a 32bit version of mplayer and the w/win32 codecs (the w64codecs are pretty much worthless, only have 3 codecs included (vs. 120+ for w32
    So, I am not the only one. Today I downloaded another wmv movie and got the message in the attached picture.
    Nice, very nice. Does somebody know if this is been taken care of?
    Last edited by DeMus; November 13th, 2010 at 10:15 AM.
    DeMus

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    Re: WMV without sound

    I got exactly the same message here.
    No solution found so far...

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    Re: WMV without sound

    omg i just wasted the last 3 hours searching the net trying out different codecs and **** only to find this thread! so it seems it's impossible to watch files with this codec right now is it?

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    How to Play WMV video files with sound based on the 0x162 audio codec

    To be able to play wmv video files that is using the sound codec 0x162 with mplayer. This has only been tested on x86 Ubuntu version. I can't make any promises if this will work for 64-bit Ubuntu version.
    I assume you have mplayer installed and either w32codecs or w64codecs installed depending on your architecture. For more info regarding this, goto http://www.medibuntu.org/ and install necessary packages.


    First make sure you have rpm installed

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install rpm
    Next get the 2 mplayer-codec rpm packages depending on architecture.

    For x86 version

    Code:
    wget http://www.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs/mplayer-codecs-20061022-1.i386.rpm
    Code:
    wget http://www.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs/mplayer-codecs-extra-20061022-1.i386.rpm
    For 64-bit version


    Code:
    wget http://www.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs/mplayer-codecs-20061022-1.x86_64.rpm
    Code:
    wget http://www.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs/mplayer-codecs-extra-20061022-1.x86_64.rpm
    Finally, install the audio mplayer rpm packages depending on architecture

    For x86 version

    Code:
    sudo rpm -Uvh mplayer-codecs-20061022-1.i386.rpm
    Code:
    sudo rpm -Uvh mplayer-codecs-extra-20061022-1.i386.rpm
    For 64-bit version


    Code:
    sudo rpm -Uvh mplayer-codecs-20061022-1.x86_64.rpm
    Code:
    sudo rpm -Uvh mplayer-codecs-extra-20061022-1.x86_64.rpm
    Cheers!
    Last edited by Debuggern; March 12th, 2009 at 07:13 AM.

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    Re: WMV without sound

    yeah i just gave that a try but still didnt work im on amd64 and have the w64codecs and mplayer installed as well as pretty much everything else that's been suggested on the net but still no luck

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