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:

– w32codecs (from the medibuntu repository : http://medibuntu.org/)
– Mplayer / Gnome-mplayer

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

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