No sound when playing .wmv files
dixon.jon at gmail.com
Thu Mar 17 22:35:18 UTC 2005
I used to always compile my own xine, but in Hoary I tend to use Mplayer
for files and totem-xine for DVD playback.
Rolling your own does often do the business, where precompiles assume so
One of the reasons I build mplayer from source is that the Ubuntu
package doesn't work if I want to play an smb networked file on a
windows box. SMB support wasn't compiled in.
> Hrm... that would tend to imply that the issue is possibly with xinelib.
> But the file payed fine for me with xine when I was running Gentoo.
> Could it be that the Ubuntu xine/xinelib is compiled with different
> On Thu, 2005-03-17 at 20:37 +0000, Jon Dixon wrote:
>>I downloaded the file.
>>When I play the file through totem-xine, it stays silent mainly with the
>>odd word coming through.
>>With Mplayer, I get sound all the way through the clip.
>>Jon Dixon wrote:
>>>I'll take a look at home. Am at work at the moment.
>>>On Thu, 17 Mar 2005 08:18:41 -0800, Karl <kaha at colug.org> wrote:
>>>>I don't know if it plays okay under Windows (I haven't had Windows
>>>>installed since 1994. Went from OS/2 Warp to Linux).
>>>>It played fine on this machine when it was running Gentoo. I don't see
>>>>what that could have to do with it, but my choice of Linux distro is the
>>>>only thing that's changed. Same sound card, same software (Xine).
>>>>Here's a link to one of the files that is misbehaving.
>>>>I've downloaded a fresh copy of it (thinking that I'd somehow corrupted
>>>>the old one during the backup I did to install Ubuntu), but it does the
>>>>same thing (no audio). Perhaps the file itself will shed some light on
>>>>the problem. (BTW, the clip is hilarious). :)
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