[MPlayer-users] [MPLAYER] Cannot play wmv files

Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski dominik at rangers.eu.org
Sat Jun 17 21:24:52 CEST 2006

On Saturday, 17 June 2006 at 15:28, tommmmmm wrote:
> On 6/17/06, Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski <dominik at rangers.eu.org> wrote:
> >
> >On Saturday, 17 June 2006 at 07:45, tommmmmm wrote:
> >multilib'd or pure64?
> Slamd64 10.2

You haven't answered my question. And it is very important, because
those two distro flavours require different approach when building
32bit apps.

> >2. I have downloaded all codecs from mplayer website ( win32 essentials
> >too
> >> )
> >
> >Whatever for? The essential tarbal is sufficient.
> what for? to ensure myself that i have the codecs.

Quote from the website (http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/codecs.html):

"If you run Linux on an x86 processor, you should grab the essential codec
> >3. I have tried to install 3 different mplayers:
> >>
> >> 1.0pre7try2
> >> 1.0pre8
> >> mplayer from svn checkout
> >>
> >> If I don't use:
> >> ./configure --target=athlon_xp --cc="gcc -m32" --as="as --32"
> >> --with-extralibdir=/usr/lib
> >> then mplayer compiles, but I can't play wmv. If I use above configure
> >> options (which in theory should enable me to play wmv)
> >
> >In theory, they should allow you to build 32bit mplayer. Try
> >$ setarch i686 ./configure ....the rest of the above
> >$ setarch i686 make
> I don't have such command as setarch i686

Which means your distro is pure64-type. That means more work for you...

> Also make sure you have ALL necessary libraries and corresponding -devel
> >packages in 32bit versions.
> How to make sure? And moreover, do i need to?

... because you need to set up a chroot environment with all necessary 32bit
libs and devel packages. Don't ask us how. Your distribution docs should
answer that question.

> If there were missing libraries, configure script would give an error.

Judging by the output you provided in your first post, you didn't run
make distclean
before re-running ./configure after having compiled MPlayer from that tree.


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