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    .wma sound files

    I ripped a bunch of my CD's in media player without thinking. Now I have a bunch of .wma files that I can't play in xmms. Is there a plugin, patch, codec or something I can get that will let me play these in xmms? If not is there a program that will play them?
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    CP

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    Re:.wma sound files

    I believe mplayer will play wma files, I had a hunt on google but couldn't find an xmms plugin.

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    ed

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    well i had to know myself so i just switched over to winders, ripped some face to face in .wma format, and successfully played it in mplayer. just need those codecs from the mplayer site

    SD

    ps. one would think there should be an xmms plugin for that for sure but i never looked.

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    Re:.wma sound files

    I am having trouble with mplayer. I can get it to install fine, with the win32 codecs, but then all I can play is mp3's. I have got the divx codecs the win32 codecs and all I can get to work are mp3's. Life just isn't fair!!!

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    Re:.wma sound files

    When you run through the ./configure for mplayer it should output a list of detected codecs when it finishes. Does it find the win32 codecs? My output looks like.....

    Code:
    Enabled optional drivers:
        Input: network tv-v4l tv mpdvdkit vcd 
        Codecs: libavcodec xanim directshow win32 
        Audio output: arts oss nas mpegpes(file) 
        Video output: xvidix vesa gif89a jpeg png mpegpes(file) fbdev dga xv x11
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    ed

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    Re:.wma sound files

    look in the second line, there is directshow win32.
    And if you dont have the win32 codecs in the right path the configure tells oyu where to install it.

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    Re:.wma sound files

    and the right path for those win32 libs is /usr/lib/win32

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    Re:.wma sound files

    I would consider reripping those cds, .wma is a horrible format, and with the newly released Ogg Vorbis 1.0 you'll get both your freedom and a superior sounding music files (just ask Ralinx)

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    Boycott wma's. Use ogg.

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    Re:.wma sound files

    [quote author=Lovechild link=board=2;threadid=4235;start=0#42381 date=1027353433]
    (just ask Ralinx)
    [/quote]

    yea vorbis kicks ass
    it's even so good that when i convert my existing mp3s to ogg that i don't even notice any difference, but the filesize is usually about one megabyte less

    so now i'm in the process of converting all my mp3s to oggs. been doing that for 2 days now, i'm hoping it'll be done by tomorow. the conversion process takes long on my box but it will save me over 3 gigs in total when it's finished

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