wma files quit playing

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Tue Jul 27 00:59:59 UTC 2010

On 07/26/2010 02:26 AM, nepal wrote:
> On Mon, 26 Jul 2010 01:31:54 -0400
> Thomas <tfultz33 at gmail.com> 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
> Exactly the same happened to me a few weeks ago. I used to be able to
> play any wma files, now I can't. I use vlc mostly for such things, but
> tried all the other players for playing wma but without success. I have
> all the codecs installed, I tried reinstalling. and then gave up. Many
> things are getting broken for me on Ubuntu through upgrading and really
> since 7.10 . I amost never get replies to questions I post to the list,

Oh you do:
> On 07/10/2010 02:11 AM, nepal wrote:
>> > On Fri, 09 Jul 2010 15:37:14 -0700
>> > NoOp <glgxg at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> ...
>>> >> Perhaps these will help:
>>> >> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats
>>> >> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats/PlayingDVDs
>>> >> 
>>> >> 
>> > Don't see anything about DRM compliance which seems to be the problem,
>> > but thanks anyway. The restricted extras once I knew about them are one
>> > of the first things I install now.
> Keep looking :-)
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats/BluRayAndHDDVD
> Maybe that will help.

but when suggestions are made you sometimes don't bother to reply. And
so it can go...

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