View Full Version : unable to play windows media audio (wma)

2nd June 2007, 05:26 PM
I have livna enabled I installed xine-lib-extras-nonfree and gstreamer-plugins-bad (and ugly)

I can play MP3 files in both Banshee and Gxine (xine) but
I can't play wma files in banshee or gxine
I've never had this issue before and I looked over the many Fedora multimedia guides but I can't figure out what I'm missing

so what else should i try to get wma to work?

The New World
2nd June 2007, 05:45 PM
I play my wma files with xmms but you could convert them to mp3
then use something like gnormalize to convert to ogg if you want

2nd June 2007, 05:54 PM
Well I know I don't have to.
Three days ago when I was using Fedora 6 I was playing mp3, and wma in xine and banshee

I think i need another library from livna or something but I just can't recall

2nd June 2007, 06:44 PM
well i'm one step closer .. I got xine to play wma, now to figure out banshee (gstreamer)
what i did was remove just about all audio codecs, and only using livna repo, i installed codecs.
I didn't remember it being this difficult with FC 4 5 or 6

2nd June 2007, 10:30 PM
hmm i may have another task .. once i get gstreamer working with wma
ill hopefully be able to get rid of xine and banshee and use

it looks pretty cool and its like windows media player. check it out.

3rd June 2007, 02:03 AM
ok i got both banshee (gstreamer) and xine playing wma and mp3

basically I did the following:
yum remove *gstreamer*

yum remove *xine*

make sure livna is enabled


yum install gxine xine-lib xine-lib-extras-nonfree

yum install gstreamer-plugins-ffmpeg gstreamer-plugins-good gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-ugly

that should do it for you

if not, run pirut and search xine, install plugins i may have forgotten
also search for gstreamer and make sure all plugins are installed

as for songbird, it uses gstreamer so all i have to do is compile it or just figure out how to tell the binary release i downloaded where gstreamer plugins are