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MPlayer 32 bit on Mint?

Postby Carl on Sun Apr 19, 2009 1:57 pm

Ok as with Ubuntu it appears that Linux Mint doesn't support WMV9 audio on there 64 bit versions so what I want to know is how do I go about installing MPlayer 32 bit in Linux Mint? I can actually get MPlayer installed but I'm not sure how to get the 32 bit codecs as in Ubuntu I would just force install win32 codecs, is it the same under Linux Mint? (get the win32 codecs from the Ubuntu packages site..?)

Also is there any reason why WMV9 audio isn't supported out of the box so to speak with Linux Mint 64 bit?
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Re: MPlayer 32 bit on Mint?

Postby Fornhamfred on Sun Apr 19, 2009 2:24 pm

Hi

Mplayer and the Win32 codecs are available in the package manager. Simply do a search for them and then mark for installation and install.

Also have a look at this link: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=565071
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Re: MPlayer 32 bit on Mint?

Postby Carl on Sun Apr 19, 2009 2:47 pm

Fornhamfred wrote:Hi

Mplayer and the Win32 codecs are available in the package manager. Simply do a search for them and then mark for installation and install.

Also have a look at this link: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=565071


I think you might of misread my post or at least misunderstood me, the codec for WMV9 audio playback isn't included in 64 bit mint so I have to install 32 bit MPlayer and win32 codec's both of these won't install from the package manager because I'm running the 64 bit version of Mint.
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Re: MPlayer 32 bit on Mint?

Postby linuxviolin on Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:24 pm

Yes, there are some problems with 64bit like for example with codecs, not all are compiled for 64bit...

Maybe you should/could stay with 32 bit distro even on 64 bit CPU, at least for the moment... like many others. :roll:
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Re: MPlayer 32 bit on Mint?

Postby Carl on Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:18 pm

linuxviolin wrote:Yes, there are some problems with 64bit like for example with codecs, not all are compiled for 64bit...

Maybe you should/could stay with 32 bit distro even on 64 bit CPU, at least for the moment... like many others. :roll:



I like the fact that I have 6gigs of ram and dislike the idea of halving just so I can play some clapped out codec :?

but back on topic is it ok to install win32codecs on mint? it doesn't conflict with anything?
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Re: MPlayer 32 bit on Mint?

Postby linuxviolin on Wed Apr 22, 2009 5:29 pm

Install w32codecs on 64-bit? You can want to read https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu#AddingtheRepositories

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NOTE 3: the w32codecs can be used on amd64 ubuntu (hardy, intrepid) with the i386 mplayer, but it requires manual installation and forcing the install. The i386 mplayer executable can be extracted (and moved or renamed to mplayer32 to keep it separate from the 64 bit version), and will use the ia32 /usr/lib32 entries and w32 codecs - but updated libraries (e.g. libx264.so.59 v.s .57) may also be required.
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Re: MPlayer 32 bit on Mint?

Postby Carl on Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:22 am

Found a much better way to get some of those pesky wmvpro audio files to work:



A very nice user who goes by the name "mc4man" helped me to find a tutorial in installing the latest MPlayer and then patching it to play wma3 audio (wmapro) :D :D :D :D :D :D
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