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    Re: WMV without sound

    Quote Originally Posted by markus_V View Post
    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


    markus_v, it helps if you are a bit specific, were you able to install the rpm packages? A good place to try out wmv video files are from Nasa's multimedia hd video archive.

    http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/hd/index.html

    Tour the International Space Station is a wmv that is not using the 0x162 audio codec, should play with sound with the w32/w64-codecs installed. It uses WMV3 video codec and WMA2 audio codec.

    Endeavour Launches on Mission STS-126 and 50 Years of Exploration
    requires 0x162 audio codec. The rpm codec packages for mplayer needs to be installed for sound to be able to work.

    Both use WMV3 video codec and WMA3 audio codec "0x162".

    get mediainfo to check the codecs by your self for the wmv video files that you can't play with sound, that might help, sounds like you are missing another audio codec that is not 0x162 that those wma video files you try to play requires.

    http://www.getdeb.net/app/MediaInfo
    Last edited by Debuggern; March 12th, 2009 at 10:02 AM.

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    Re: WMV without sound

    i installed everything u mentioned, the "Tour the International Space Station" works fine but the "Endeavour Launches on Mission STS-126" like before has no sound.

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    Re: WMV without sound

    I think it's pretty simple, on a 64 bit install your not going to playback wmap or wmal audio without installing w/win/32codecs and a 32 bit player. Or if so inclined purchase the appropriate fluendo media pack and use a gstreamer player.

    Whether the .rpm i386 version has anything additional to w/win/32codecs I don't know, but if so it's not involving wmap or wmal.
    They playback fine in everything but vlc with the w/win/32codecs

    As far as the .rpm vs w/win/64codecs there may be a few extra .so's, but they're all realplayer, real audio codecs. All the 64 bit versions have pretty much nothing other than realplayer codecs

    Edit: it's also pretty simple to convert your wmv, wma's to something you can play using a small 32 bit install, virtualbox or with windows media encoder
    Last edited by mc4man; March 12th, 2009 at 01:01 PM.

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    Re: WMV without sound

    how do i install the 32 bit version of mplayer? when i search on synaptic it only shows what i've already installed which i presume is the 64 bit version, so what command can i type in terminal to get the 32 bit version?

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    Re: WMV without sound

    how do i install the 32 bit version of mplayer
    I think that's less than trival, but did just find a possible solution that's very simple.

    I just tested it on a 32 bit install but that shouldn't matter.
    What you could do is install wine, go in the 'applications menu -> wine -> 'configure wine". Set the windows version to xp and configure the audio (just click on the audio tab, wait and set probably for alsa

    Then you 'install' the windows version of mplayer and put the w32codecs in the same folder as mplayer. (in the case of the script you don't install, just run

    You could probably 'install' the win mplayer like a program (and maybe even smplayer) but what is easier is to run this script (that's what I tested and plays the aforementioned nasa wmv fine, ( though I downloaded it for playback, not thru firefox

    Thread and script (post # 40
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=848535&page=4


    What i did was create a folder on the desktop, cd to it in a terminal and ran the script commands one by one (already had wine so didn't want to run as a script
    Then just opened up folder, right clicked on gmplayer -> open with wine.....


    Edit: the portable version of smplayer works well also (no install), just put w32codecs inside in the mplayer folder (replace the existing empty codecs folder
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    Re: WMV without sound

    markus_V, download the mplayer-codecs-20061022-1.i386.rpm package and try testing the wma,wmv dll files. Read the documentation of mplayer where the codecs are located, usually it is /usr/local/lib/codecs, put the codecs files there and give it a try. The wma*.dll "audio" codecs files are the ones that needs to be tested with your mplayer. The wma9dmod.dll and wmadmod.dll that is.

    To extract the mplayer-codecs-20061022-1.i386.rpm in your current directory

    Code:
    rpm2cpio mplayer-codecs-20061022-1.i386.rpm  | cpio -dimv
    Then just moves files to your codecs folder that should be /usr/local/lib/codecs.
    Last edited by Debuggern; March 13th, 2009 at 05:56 AM.

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    Re: WMV without sound

    Debuggern: i just d/l the mplayer-codecs-20061022-1.i386.rpm file and moved all the codecs to /usr/local/lib/codecs but im afraid the same thing happens as in no audio plays and it says "Cannot find codec for audio format 0x162"

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    Re: WMV without sound

    Has anyone managed to get this working yet? or is the only way to buy the fluendo codecs? I dont really mind buying them if it means I can watch my wmv videos which have the sound problem =[

    and is this problem fixed in jaunty?
    Last edited by kamitsukai; April 23rd, 2009 at 12:18 AM.

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    Re: WMV without sound

    You may patch the source for a 64 bit mplayer and it will play wma3 audio (wmapro)
    see here
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...11#post7105111
    and here
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...081070&page=10 (post 94

    Also the fluendo appear to work well (post 16
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...17#post7115917

    Note that the fluendo are just for gstreamer players

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    Re: WMV without sound

    Quote Originally Posted by mc4man View Post
    You may patch the source for a 64 bit mplayer and it will play wma3 audio (wmapro)
    see here
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...11#post7105111
    and here
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...081070&page=10 (post 94

    Also the fluendo appear to work well (post 16
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...17#post7115917

    Note that the fluendo are just for gstreamer players
    that sounds brilliant but I have a quick question I'm currentley using mint 6 (basically intrepid) how would I build mplayer on this? and when would you do the patch bit?

    Don't often build...more of a copy & paste person

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