.wmv file plays but no video, in VLC!!

Asked by Ojesh Shrestha on 2012-11-06

i tried to play this .wmv file in VLC the audio plays smooth.. but can't see the video ..

instead this error is shown
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No suitable decoder module:
VLC does not support the audio or video format "MSS2". Unfortunately there is no way for you to fix this.
==========================

** have already installed "Ubuntu Restricted Extras".

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Ojesh Shrestha
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2012-11-18
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2012-11-11

Did you install w32codecs from medibuntu? VLC uses it's own codec pack rather than using the shared codecs the others use. Have you tried gnome-mplayer?

If you are using 64bit OS then instal w64codecs from medibutu repo.

no' i haven't installed w32codecs...
i'm currently using 32bit OS.!!

So, what am i supposed to do?

sudo -E wget --output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/$(lsb_release -cs).list && sudo apt-get --quiet update && sudo apt-get --yes --quiet --allow-unauthenticated install medibuntu-keyring && sudo apt-get --quiet update; sudo ap-get --yes install w32codecs gnome-mplayer

Also try gnome-mplayer

i ran the above commands and now i get this:
when i run the "" sudo apt-get update "" command
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Reading package lists... Done
W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal/restricted i386 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_quantal_restricted_binary-i386_Packages)
W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal-updates/restricted i386 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_quantal-updates_restricted_binary-i386_Packages)
W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal-backports/restricted i386 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_quantal-backports_restricted_binary-i386_Packages)
W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal-backports/multiverse i386 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_quantal-backports_multiverse_binary-i386_Packages)
W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal-security/restricted i386 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_quantal-security_restricted_binary-i386_Packages)
W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems

?_?

run:

sudo wget -O /etc/apt/sources.list https://dl.dropbox.com/u/8850924/quantalsources.list
sudo apt-get update

Is it now smooth?

yeah it's smooth now!! Thanks

But how do i play the .wmv file i had mentioned about!! : (

sudo apt-get --quiet update; sudo ap-get --yes install w32codecs gnome-mplayer

Do they install ok?

Thanks actionparsnip!!