View Full Version : [kubuntu] totem won't play wmv, or plays with no sound

June 1st, 2010, 01:02 AM
I'm on Kubuntu 9.10, using Totem to play .wmv files, and certain of them cause
the player to search for an audio codec (wmap?) that is never found. The video
played without audio after that. So I followed advice to remove ~/.gstreamer-0.10, and reboot. A new .gstreamer-0.10 directory appeared, but now, Totem will not even
play the video. It recognizes the audio codec however. The video codec shows up
as "Windows Media..." but resolution is 0 x 0, and nothing ever appears in the window.
I tried uninstalling and re-installing w32codecs and non-free-codecs, and removing
the registry files under ~/gstreamer-0.10 and using gst-inspect to rebuild the database,
but nothing helps.

June 1st, 2010, 02:29 AM
Remove totem and get gecko-mediaplayer. Is a better plugin IMO. See Comprehensive Multimedia & Video Howto (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=766683)