Nuggest Post: Which programs / packages are needed to play WMV files in linux (ubuntu)

In order to play WMV files under Ubuntu, the easiest way I found was to download the following two packages via synaptic or apt-get:

Two quick notes:

  • Opening the WMV files in VLC will not work
  • Installing only mplayer didn’t work. While realising that there was a missing component, the automatically plugin download check fif not work for me, so the w32codec package was necessary