No sound when playing .wmv files

Jon Dixon dixon.jon at
Mon Mar 14 16:34:39 UTC 2005

Can someone send a link to one of these files so I can try on my system.

Glad I only made the wiki article about adding the codecs and not
making playback work :)

Let's hope a collective effort can find a path to resolving this for you folks.

Mine plays whether set to ESD, OSS, or ALSA (my usual).

On Mon, 14 Mar 2005 08:20:33 -0800, Karl <kaha at> wrote:
>  I also have these results. I did the procedure with the mplayer w32codecs,
> and the same .wmv files have intermittent clicks and pops instead of sound.
> This is with totem-xine as well as with xine.
>  I would check with mplayer, but I haven't been able to successfully install
> it.
>  On Mon, 2005-03-14 at 17:08 +0100, Vincent Trouilliez wrote: 
>  > Hi Vincent > It has *all* the codecs so am unsure as to why this failing
> for you. > I have a WMV 9 video that I used to test this. Well, I lack luck
> then :-/ > Are you using generic Totem, or Totem-Xine? Totem-Xine of course.
> Totem-Gstreamer hardly plays anythings anything at all. It bit better in
> Hoary it seems, but still light years from what it hopefully will be soon. I
> will give it another try in october, when Hoary+1 is released.... can't
> wait... -- Vince 
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