wma files quit playing

Thomas tfultz33 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 26 22:37:41 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?
> Thanks,
> Thomas
I installed Mplayer and codecs. That let me play the files with Mplayer. 
Still wont play with Gstreamer and I installed all of those, plus it 
worked before.
I fixed the immediate problem by re-ripping all the cd's to ogg files 
and deleted all the wma's, which just hit me: I have no more wma files 
to test. LOL I hate not knowing what a problem was and knowing there is 
a problem, but oh well. Maybe an update will fix it one day and if i 
ever come across another wma it will play =o)>.

Thanks for the help and all the responses.

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