Tuesday, 17 April 2007

Playing .wmv files in Ubuntu

In order to play .wmv files in Ubuntu you have to install w32codecs package:
  1. Open
    /etc/apt/sources.list
  2. Add lines:
    • Dapper Drake:
      deb http://mirror.ubuntulinux.nl dapper-seveas all
      deb-src http://mirror.ubuntulinux.nl dapper-seveas all
    • Edgy:
      deb http://mirror.ubuntulinux.nl edgy-seveas all
      deb-src http://mirror.ubuntulinux.nl edgy-seveas all
  3. Update list of repositories:
    sudo apt-get update
  4. Install the package:
    sudo apt-get install w32codecs
  5. Open your files and watch :)

Solution found here and here.

6 comments:

wahyu bhaskoro said...

i've been looking how to play wmv on ubuntu for so long

thanks for the arctile, its work now

Eduardo Bezerra said...

thanks, man, yet another happy person because of this post :)

ibraheem said...

hi...i am using ubuntu 9.10. I installed w32codecs and no error appeared during installation. But still I am unable to open wmv file. How to open them? which media player to be used??

kudjomensah said...

try Mplayer. just installed it and followed the instructions on this page.
Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing, keep it up

yili360 said...

Nice post. alternatively, you can download moboplayer, a freeware app, to play wmv files.