Help with multimedia files needed
Michael Bach (gmx)
bach.michael at gmx.net
Sat Oct 27 09:52:11 UTC 2007
Ralph De Witt wrote:
> On Friday 26 October 2007 16:19:44 Michael Bach (gmx) wrote:
>> Ralph De Witt wrote:
>>> On Friday 26 October 2007 13:38:43 Karl wrote:
>>>> Try "medibuntu".
>>>> Op Friday 26 October 2007 18:27:06 schreef Ralph De Witt:
>>>>> Hi all:
>>>>> I am running a up to date Gutsy system. While looking at some
>>>>> multimedia files, I noticed that I have some WMF files that are not
>>>>> opening. I would like to get these to open and then convert them to a
>>>>> standard format. Can anyone tell me what codecs I need to download then
>>>>> what I have to do to convert them to a standard format? TIA
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>>> Thanks for help. Have win32codecs installed, have mplayer installed,
>>> installed xine, but still unable to open files. When I click on file and
>>> say open with kmplayer, nothing shows it says mplayer not running. If I
>>> select open with xine no pictures. Any help as to configuration etc? TIA
>> One way to get more information is to start mplayer from the
>> commandline. In a terminal, run this: "mplayer NamOfMediafile.wmf".
>> Else, click on the file and say open with kmplayer, in the kmplayer
>> menu, go to "view" and select "Console", the appearance will change and
>> you will get a few lines of textual information. Check this for any
>> errors, or post it.
> This is what I get selecting a random file and choosing to open with kmplayer.
> Hope this helps some. I am running on a Dell Inspiron E1705 laptop.
> MPlayer 2:1.0~rc1-0ubuntu13 (C) 2000-2006 MPlayer Team
> CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU T5600 @ 1.83GHz (Family: 6, Model: 15,
> Stepping: 6)
> CPUflags: MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 1 SSE2: 1
> Compiled with runtime CPU detection.
> Can't open joystick device /dev/input/js0: No such file or directory
> Can't init input joystick
> mplayer: could not connect to socket
> mplayer: No such file or directory
> Failed to open LIRC support. You will not be able to use your remote control.
> Terminal type `unknown' is not defined.
> Win32 LoadLibrary failed to load:
> avisynth.dll, /usr/lib/win32/avisynth.dll, /usr/local/lib/win32/avisynth.dll
> libavformat file format detected.
> [mp3 @ 0x86fdf28]Could not find codec parameters (Audio: mp1, 448 kb/s)
> LAVF_header: av_find_stream_info() failed
> Exiting... (End of file)
The errors in the first paragraph (from "MPlayer 2:1 ...." to "Terminal
type ...") don't matter, they refer to possibly missing joystick or
The second paragraph reads like there might be actually something wrong
with the sound. It seems that the problem is not caused by a missing
library, rather something is not working properly with the actual
library already on your system(avisynth.dll).
Now, I cannot really help any more in fixing this particular problem.
However, you may:
- Try the VLC mediaplayer, it comes with its own codecs and does not
depend as heavy on a codec collection such as xine or mplayer do.
- Use the medibuntu  repository for updates on codecs.
- Assume that maybe something has gone wrong while coding the file you
have. Can you make us the file available or let us now where it comes from.
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