I am a new user using 64 bit Ubuntu 12.04 ,when opening .wmv files through VLC getting error as follows "No suitable decoder module: VLC does not support the audio or video format "MSS2". Unfortunately there is no way for you to fix this." TIA 4 solution

Asked by JAYADEEP PRASAD WALTHATI on 2014-12-01

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

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What is the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a; apt-cache policy vlc ubuntu-restricted-extras

Thanks

Have you tried viewing the video using mplayer instead of vlc player?

Source: http://askubuntu.com/questions/217010/vlc-mss2-codec-missing

Also try installing the newest version of vlc by running the following Terminal commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:djcj/vlc-stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install vlc

#actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666)

op:

No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS
Release: 12.04
Codename: precise
Linux jai-dell-14-Vostro-3445 3.5.0-56-generic #83~precise1-Ubuntu SMP Wed Oct 8 09:47:59 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
vlc:
  Installed: 2.0.8-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
  Candidate: 2.0.8-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
  Version table:
 *** 2.0.8-0ubuntu0.12.04.1 0
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/universe amd64 Packages
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-security/universe amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     2.0.1-4 0
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise/universe amd64 Packages
ubuntu-restricted-extras:
  Installed: 57
  Candidate: 57
  Version table:
 *** 57 0
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise/multiverse amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Mark Rijckenberg (markrijckenberg)

even mplayer unable to do required task...

got it .....hurray..... installed new vlc through your commands.....getting audio video both through it

Thank you