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Which and how wma plugins to install for playing *.wma files

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:22 pm
by Ahmad ullah
Dears Adab!
I wish you all to be ok and happy. i need to install some media player or wma plugins for Totem player to play windows media files in Fedora 6. Every one is most welcome to help me in this problem.
Ahmad Achakzai

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 11:47 pm
by lambda
untar these codecs and place the files in /usr/lib/win32.

Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 2:04 am
by x2oxen
why dont you try mplayer??

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yum install -y mplayer mplayer-gui mplayer-codecs

Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 1:33 pm
by Muhammad Saad
The totem package included in Fedora Core 6 uses gstreamer as its backend. You will need totem-xine package which uses xine as its backend. It is available here:
To play wma and other additional formats you will also have to download the xine-lib-extras package. It should be available in Fedora Extras. it requires the package xine-lib already installed. It is also available in Fedora Extras.
After this you will be able to play almost any audio/video format in Totem Movie Player.

Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 1:41 pm
by Muhammad Saad
If you do not know where to find Fedora Extras, here is the address: ... /extras/6/
Choose the appropriate link for your architecture.

WMA Files in Linux

Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 4:58 pm
by farhannaeem13
Dear Brother,

AoA, Try - VLC Player

VLC Player is Mutil platform, Multiformat Media Player. Using VLC Player U can play Windows Media, Real Files, Ogg etc on LInux, Windows - Real Player 10 for Linux Helix/ Real Player for Linux

Thanx and Allah Hafiz
Farhan Naeem
Virtual University of Pakistan