Can't play .wmv file with kaffeine

No plugin found to handle this resource (/media/sda7/file1.wmv)

w32codec-all is instaled from pacmac repo.

kaffeine gives you a choice of using the xine sound engine, or gstreamer sound engine. We need to know what engine you selected, and also what versions of xine and its dependencies you have installed. We tried to provide advise in our installation stickie openSUSE Forums - View Single Post - NEW Users - Suse-11.1 Pre-installation – PLEASE READ and Multi-media and Restricted Format Installation Guide - openSUSE Forums , but many new users do not bother to look for our new user faq section, and they add way too many repositories, and totally mess up their multimedia.

If you wish us to look at what you have installed, so we can see what might be wrong, please copy and paste this command into a terminal and post the output:

rpm --query --all 'libav*' 'libpostproc*' 'libswscale*' '*xine*' '*gst*' '*layer*' '*vlc*' | grep -v avahi | sort

and also provide an indication as to what repositories you setup by providing the output of running in a terminal:

zypper lr -d

or alternatively, to debug this your self, then work your way through this thread:
Check your multimedia problem in ten steps - openSUSE Forums


# | Alias           | Name                  | Enabled | Refresh | Priority | Type   | URI                                                   | Service
1 | mozilla         | mozilla               | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | |
2 | openSUSE_11.1-0 | openSUSE 11.1-0       | No      | Yes     |   99     | yast2  | dvd:///                                                   |
3 | pacman_11.1     | pacman_11.1           | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md |          |
4 | repo-debug      | openSUSE-11.1-Debug   | No      | Yes     |  100     | NONE   |   |
5 | repo-non-oss    | openSUSE-11.1-Non-Oss | Yes     | Yes     |  100     | yast2  |     |
6 | repo-oss        | openSUSE-11.1-Oss     | Yes     | Yes     |  100     | yast2  |         |
7 | repo-source     | openSUSE-11.1-Source  | No      | Yes     |  100     | NONE   |  |
8 | repo-update     | openSUSE-11.1-Update  | Yes     | Yes     |   20     | rpm-md |                        |

and …

what did you select ?

Obviously the wrong xine library…

Clearly from that you have not replaced the crippled Novell/SuSE-GmbH packaged versions of libxine with the Packman packaged versions of libxine. The same is true for gstreamer, … you have not replaced the Novell/SuSE-GmbH packaged versions of gstreamer with the Packman packaged versions of gstreamer.

You wish to play a .wmv file. That is a proprietary windows media format. openSUSE does not come packaged to play that, as that format is not free open source.

If you wish to play that, you need to install a version of gstreamer and of libxine that is not crippled for proprietary formats. … ie you need to replace the Novell/SuSE-GmbH packaged versions with Packman packaged versions.

OK, you should be able to update to the Packman packaged versions with those repositories in place.

After that explanation, do you have any questions as to what you need to do?

How would i select it?
Probably it’s xine-backend.

In kaffeine: settings > player engine

But be certain to update your gstreamer and libxine packaged applications to Packman packaged versions.

If you go to YaST > Software > Software management, and look for versions with ‘pm’ in the version number, you will be able to spot the Packman packaged versions.

It’s kaffeine-xine.

OK, then as you can see you had the Novell/SuSE-GmbH packaged xine installed, which does NOT support the proprietary .wmv. That is why it would not play.

You need to replace the Novell/SuSE-GmbH packaged libxine with the packman packaged libxine. Also replace the Novell/SuSE-GmbH packaged kaffeine with the packman packaged kaffeine.

How would i replace those?
Can you post the complete command for that?

I could, but rather than me spend time composing and typing the command, its FAR quicker for you to follow my advice from above:

Searched libxine1.
Got two version:
Installing pm.6.10-i586

For me kaffine was always sorta eh, thats why I use Smplayer for most of my media.
Totem xine when I am on my ubuntu systems.

Getting some warning:
Imageshack - snapua

Of course!

Please change the vendor to Packman.

Go ahead with the first one, dont worry its fine.
its just alerting you what else will be installed with your desired package.