Mint 17 don't play wma music!

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joaonuno
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Mint 17 don't play wma music!

Postby joaonuno » Wed Jul 16, 2014 6:26 am

Hi!

How can I play wma music files in Mint 17?

And where can I find the w32codecs package?

Thanks.

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Re: Mint 17 don't play wma music!

Postby ClutchDisc » Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:18 am

Hi - wma files play fine for me in Mint 17 with the VLC media player.. What media player are you using?
Custom build
OS: Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon
CPU: Intel Core i5 2.70GHz quad core
RAM: 8GB DDR4
OS drive: 120GB SSD
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Re: Mint 17 don't play wma music!

Postby AbacusOrSlideRule » Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:14 pm

It's possible you're using wma lossless, which can cause problems. You can try converting it to flac (flac is lossless so you won't lose any sound quality) by opening the terminal and typing:
avconv -i /filelocation/filename.wma -acodec flac /filelocation/filename.flac

If that doesn't work you could also try running a program called fre:ac on a windows computer (I used this approach) and converting it to flac that way.

Here's a forum thread of other methods people have used.

viewtopic.php?f=47&t=25318

joaonuno
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Re: Mint 17 don't play wma music!

Postby joaonuno » Thu Jul 17, 2014 6:02 am

Hi!

Yes, the files are in wma lossless. I've tried opening them in various programs, including vlc, but all crash.

However I already solved the problem. In windows :cry: I converted the files to FLAC.

Thanks! :D


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