[CentOS] Totem Can't Read .wmv Files

Stephen John Smoogen smooge at gmail.com
Sun Jun 3 21:17:18 UTC 2007

On 6/2/07, Robert Thompson <the_drbobo at earthlink.net> wrote:
> When I try to read a .wmv file, I get the error message:
>            "Totem could not play 'file://tmp/F15.wmv'. You do not have a
> decoder installed to handle this file. You might need to install the
> necessary plugins.'
> Granted that I am missing something, what is it, and where do I get it /
> install it?
> Thanks in advance  --  Bob T.

Many propietary codecs (wmv, quicktime, mp3, etc) are covered under
various licensing issues and are not shipped with Upstream (RHEL).
This being the case they are not included in the rebuild process.
There are several repositories (rpmforge, etc) that will have these
packages on them.

Stephen J Smoogen. -- CSIRT/Linux System Administrator
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed
in a naughty world. = Shakespeare. "The Merchant of Venice"

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