What to play wmv file with?

Steve Turnbull sturnbull at dsl.pipex.com
Thu Jan 20 11:37:08 GMT 2005

On Wed, 2005-01-19 at 19:29 -0500, Rick Friedman wrote:
> Robert Spangler wrote:
> > Hello all,
> > 
> > Just wondering what I can use to play wmv files?  I have tried kplayer and
> > xine but neither of them work.  I also tried to use totem-xine and it also
> > has a problem.
> > 
> > What are you all using?
> Hi Robert!
> I'm using Xine to play wmv files. You need to make certain that you have 
> the correct codecs installed. I suggest getting them at the following link:
> http://cambuca.ldhs.cetuc.puc-rio.br/xine/w32codec-0.52-1.i386.rpm
> As you can see, it's an rpm package. If you have a Debian based distro, 
> you can use alien to convert the package and install it. Once installed, 
> xine should be able to play wmv files.

If you are using Debian, get add the 'unstable' branch to your apt
sources file (remember to apt-get update), and do 'apt-get install

Also, if you don't have xine installed, do 'apt-get install xine-ui

> Rick

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