[MPlayer-users] WMV 8

Felix Buenemann atmosfear at users.sourceforge.net
Mon Mar 18 19:43:26 CET 2002

Am Son, 2002-03-17 um 02.16 schrieb Mike Melanson:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> On 16 Mar 2002, Phill Gillespie wrote:
> > I noticed the codecs.conf file says WMV 8 works fine.  I'm having a
> > problem that doesn't seem to have come up yet.  Trying to play WMV 8
> > files just gives me (initially) a green screen with blocky effects over
> > it.  Below is part of the output and if anyone would like to try to play
> > the file it can be accessed at http://karr.ath.cx/phill/
> 	I downloaded the file in its entirety and tried it out. Sure
> enough, I see the same type of video you describe whether I use the WMV
> binary codecs or FFMPEG. However, I also tried it out in WMP (older
> version, v6.01.yadda) and it refused to do anything with the file. Have
> you ever known this file to be valid? Did it play with some version of
> Windows Media Player? Does it play now? Could it have been corrupted
> somehow (e.g., FTP transfer in ASCII mode instead of binary)?
There's DRM (digital rights management) stuff in some windows media
files, that do only allow to play it on a special computer or only
several times (of course only with current windows media player that
supports DRM, IMHO v7+).
> 	Thanks...
> -- 
> 	-Mike Melanson
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