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    rbrt222 NNTP User

    Default Can not play *.wma in Opensuse 11 with installed codec

    hi
    does anyone have the same issue with me?
    i already installed the codec but i still can't get totem to play .wma
    it requires ASF plugin or something

    does anyone know how to get this works?
    thank you

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    Default Re: Can not play *.wma in Opensuse 11 with installed codec

    Can I have an example of the wma file?

    Install package totem-xine and too (it will remove totem) so totem will use the more powerful xine audiobackend.

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    rbrt222 NNTP User

    Default Re: Can not play *.wma in Opensuse 11 with installed codec

    thanks for your reply
    i can play wma with mplayer.
    But not with totem.
    i don't know why
    btw how do i change mplayer skin?
    Mplayer is good but the skin is very messy imo.
    i have download a couples of skins but i don't know where to extract.
    thanks

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    Default Re: Can not play *.wma in Opensuse 11 with installed codec

    Totem uses gstreamer and openSUSE official gstreamer packages don't support patented codecs.
    Just make what KingLz says at: Totem from theopensuse11.0 not play AVI... - openSUSE Forums

    Not sure about mplayer skin... I always use it through console.

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    Default Re: Can not play *.wma in Opensuse 11 with installed codec

    which desktop environment are you using? i had a problem with kde 4, installed kde 3.5 and it worked.

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    Default Re: Can not play *.wma in Opensuse 11 with installed codec

    Quote Originally Posted by rbrt222 View Post
    btw how do i change mplayer skin?
    Mplayer is good but the skin is very messy imo.
    Install "smplayer". It is a front end to mplayer, and it is very good.

    Smplayer web page: SMPlayer - General Info
    Packman packaged smplayer: PackMan :: Informationen zum Paket smplayer

    The search function in the upper left corner of a Packman website page is very good. For example, if you had typed mplayer in there, you would have learned about smplayer. I recommend you become familiar with that search function.

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    Default Re: Can not play *.wma in Opensuse 11 with installed codec

    Quote Originally Posted by rbrt222 View Post
    does anyone have the same issue with me?
    i already installed the codec but i still can't get totem to play .wma
    it requires ASF plugin or something
    I don't know if it is relevant to your problem, but I notice that there was a fix to a recent ffmpeg for wma. From the Packman ffmpeg change log:
    Code:
    * Mon Jul 21 2008 Manfred Tremmel <Manfred.Tremmel at iiv.de>
    - update to svn 14365
    - fixed bad sound on wma files (downgrade wmadec.c)

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    Default Re: Can not play *.wma in Opensuse 11 with installed codec

    Hi All,

    I play all my music with Rythmbox or Amarok. I still can't get .wma files to play.

    Is there a conversion involved here?

    Or, what is the better music player to be installed? And, GUI?
    Regards,

    JJMacey
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    Default Re: Can not play *.wma in Opensuse 11 with installed codec

    jjmacey wrote:

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    > Hi All,
    >
    > I play all my music with Rythmbox or Amarok. I still can't get .wma
    > files to play.
    >
    > Is there a conversion involved here?
    >
    > Or, what is the better music player to be installed? And, GUI?
    >
    >


    I don't really have a solution to offer, but I too have had issues
    with .wma/wmv files lately. Seems Microsoft has created another version of
    compression and the codec packagers haven't caught up yet. Personally, I'd
    recommend not using/keeping any media (audio or video) in those formats.
    Reacquire or convert them to mp3's, ogg's, wav's, flac's, anything except
    wma/wmv (and aac!). Those formats are encumbered with controls and
    limitations, none of which you have any say in. </soapbox mode> Sorry,
    sore point.

    Ok, I ranted a bit, so I figured I needed to make up for that and I dug a
    little bit and found this (relatively) recent discussion (towards the end)
    which talks about using either ffmpeg or mplayer to convert the files to
    something else.

    http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...to-ogg-226230/

    If I remember correctly, mplayer will play the wma files, but only plays
    audio for the wmv videos.

    ffmpeg has worked for me in the past, just depends on if it supports the
    newer encodings.

    Hope this helps

    Loni

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    Default Re: Can not play *.wma in Opensuse 11 with installed codec

    Loni,

    Thanks for that. I'm not looking to play all that many .wma audio files. Just the few from Randy Newman's latest Album - Harps & Angels.

    No big deal there.

    I run Linux, and have found that M$ keeps shifting things around looking to dominate something meanwhile missing what people are doing with their computers or PCs. Or, what the PC manufacturers are doing offering Linux!

    Again, thanks for the post.
    Regards,

    JJMacey
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