[CentOS] wmv

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Fri Mar 24 17:46:03 UTC 2006

On Fri, 2006-03-24 at 09:37 -0800, Bart Schaefer wrote:
> On 3/24/06, Craig White <craigwhite at azapple.com> wrote:
> > > No idea about helix, but I use mplayer (from the rpmforge repository)
> > > with the w32codecs (not yum installable for legal reasons) and it
> > > works just fine for 99% of the wmv files I deal with.
> > ----
> > http://blogs.sun.com/roller/page/jonathan/20060309
> >
> > 99% means that you are mostly looking at tired content.
> Mplayer works fine on the videos at the CA gov site that jonathan is
> griping about in that blog. It works on all of CNN's videos, too.
I think the point he made was effective - whether technically it is
possible, I wouldn't know, just as I wouldn't know how accessible
mplayer is for Solaris - which is what he is running.
>   The
> only problem I have with it is that it occassionally locks up my sound
> device, but it appears that "alsactl restore" brings it back.  (I
> noticed that modprobe.conf does an "alsactl store".)  [This is on
> CentOS 4.3 -- I'm still having problems with sound coming and going on
> CentOS 3.6 on another machine.]
That of course is another topic, for another list as CentOS doesn't
supply mplayer packages.


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