Video Problem WMV

Clark cpmcc at
Sat Jan 5 06:41:44 GMT 2008

Tried this (suggestion below) and got this in reply:
 edit /etc/apt/sources.list
Warning: unknown mime-type for "/etc/apt/sources.list" -- using 
Error: no write permission for file "/etc/apt/sources.list"

D. Michael McIntyre wrote:
> On Saturday 05 January 2008, Clark wrote:
>> there who can translate this into beginner speak please? or at least
>> something I can work on even if I don't understand what I'm doing.
> I don't know the official graphical tool way to do it.  The unofficial, 
> unsupported, evil, horribly hacky way to do it is to go 
> edit /etc/apt/sources.list (as root) and uncomment (get rid of the # symbols) 
> this bit:
> ## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
> ## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
> ## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
> ## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
> ## security team.
> #deb gutsy multiverse
> #deb-src gutsy multiverse
> (Yours may say something other than "gutsy" here.  The key word is 
> multiverse.)
> Then update and so forth in the usual fashion.  From the unspeakably evil 
> command line, it would be something like:
>   sudo apt-get update
>   sudo apt-get install mplayer
> You probably have to install the "w32codecs" package explicitly too, in order 
> to play WMV files.

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