Play windows media video wmv in Linux

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Question

How to play wmv files  in Linux  ?

 

 

Answer :

 

 

1- first  you  have  to install  the rpmfusion repository  with

yum –nogpgcheck install http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm

 

2-Install some  needed  packages

yum install gstreamer-plugins-ugly gstreamer-ffmpeg

3- install Mplayer Totem and VLC

yum install totem vlc mplayer -y

4-Now to play the file with commands you can use

vlc /patch/file.wmv
or
totem /path/file.wmv
or

mplayer /path/file.wmv

5-you can play from the gui mode
Application >media>VLC or Mplayer of Totem Medoa player



6-To enable playing these files from your browser :

yum install totem-mozplugin gstreamer-plugins-ugly gstreamer-plugins-bad