wma files quit playing

Rashkae ubuntu at tigershaunt.com
Mon Jul 26 20:07:53 UTC 2010

Thomas wrote:
> When I first installed Karmic I installed codecs that play all kinds of 
> files. I was able to play wma files in Rhythmbox and Totem. After a few 
> weeks and a security update (have no idea what they were) and installing 
> kino, avidemux, and libdvdcss2 and some other non av stuff I found out 
> today that i can no longer play my wma files.
> In both Rhythmbox and Movie Player (Totem) It pops up a window and 
> searches for plugins then returns No such luck. The requested plugins 
> are:  Windows Media Audio decoder.
> I downloaded the restricted-packages when I first installed karmic and 
> everything played.
> Any Ideas?

Just some ideas to try.  Both Rythmbox and Totem use the Gstreamer 
back-end, so make sure you have the gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad and 
gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly packages installed.  Unfortunately, I cannot 
find documentation on which formats are supposed to be supported by 
which plugins.

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