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Old 7th June 2012, 06:57 AM
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what do I do to play *.wmv video

what do I do to play *.wmv files
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Old 7th June 2012, 07:24 AM
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Re: what do I do to play *.wmv video

Install the AutoPlus utility of Dangermouse:
http://dnmouse.org/autoten/
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Old 7th June 2012, 08:29 AM
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Re: what do I do to play *.wmv video

and then.....dont forget to install and learn to use XBMC..the best media player ever!
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Old 7th June 2012, 09:33 AM
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I personally use VLC.
No codecs to worry about
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Old 7th June 2012, 09:53 AM
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Re: what do I do to play *.wmv video

that is cause you never tried XBMC....your life wont be the same anymore!
on my machine, dell 1521, the only player that can play 1080p movies is XBMC....all the others are useless. can anyone tell me why!?
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Old 7th June 2012, 09:59 AM
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I have used XBMC. It's nice but I don't always want a giant interface when I wanna play a song or movie.

VLC can play 1080p video in almost any format you throw at it.
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Old 7th June 2012, 10:58 AM
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Re: what do I do to play *.wmv video

that thing is puzzling me. why the 1080p movies works fine in xbmc and not in mplayer or vlc. i even started a topic but it seems that nobody has any clue!
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Old 9th June 2012, 01:45 PM
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Re: what do I do to play *.wmv video

thanks for the reply
but I could not find XBMC or vlc in autoplus
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Old 9th June 2012, 02:09 PM
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Re: what do I do to play *.wmv video

Not having used autoplus, I'm not sure, but what about enabling rpmfusion?

http://rpmfusion.org/Configuration

If you do that and install vlc or mplayer, you should be able to handle most things.
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Old 9th June 2012, 08:33 PM
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Re: what do I do to play *.wmv video

it is quite easy with autoplus. just install "most codecs" and it will enable rpmfusion.
when we are talking about video playing, dont waste your time with other players, use XBMC.
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Old 9th June 2012, 08:42 PM
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Re: what do I do to play *.wmv video

Its a question of taste, not functionality.

Personaly i favor VLC & Totem.
For 'pure' FOSS, you gotta stay with Totem & (or) XMBC.
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Old 10th June 2012, 01:30 PM
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Re: what do I do to play *.wmv video

now I got autoPlus, and installed most codecs, but I could not find XBMC
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Old 10th June 2012, 02:59 PM
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Re: what do I do to play *.wmv video

Mplayer
Totem
VLC
...and yes, even xbmc should all be in the software repos.
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Old 11th June 2012, 07:30 AM
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Re: what do I do to play *.wmv video

xbmc sould be in rpmfusion repo.
try to check software sources to see if you have rpmfusion enabled.
add/remove software-software sources and see if the rpmfusion free/nonfree is enabled....or even exist!
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Old 11th June 2012, 03:03 PM
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Re: what do I do to play *.wmv video

Code:
Package              Arch     Version                   Repository        Size
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Installing:
 xbmc                 x86_64   11.0-1.fc17               rpmfusion-free    27 M
I didn't install it as I don't need another media player (my preferences are for mplayer and vlc in that order) but seems to be available if you have rpmfusion installed. (See the link to it in my earlier post).
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