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[HOWTO] Add support for MP3, AVI and other media formats by installing codecs in Fedora 15

I am running Fedora 15 Desktop and here is how I installed support for MP3, AVI and other media formats. I opened up the terminal and ran the following commands (enter root password when prompted):

su
yum localinstall --nogpgcheck http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm
yum update

Now, close the terminal and open up media in Totem and it should prompt you to find and install appropriate codecs. The installation is to be done only once for a media format.
Hope this helps.

[SOLVED] “No packages with the requested plugins found” while playing WMV Totem in Debian Squeeze

I was trying to play a video with Totem in Debian Squeeze Testing and got the following error and only video played.

No packages with the requested plugins found
The requested plugins are:
Windows Media Audio 9 decoder

I have the available codecs installed. I installed Smplayer from the repos but still did not get audio. I even installed vlc player but it didn’t help either. I got the following error with mplayer command line:

MPlayer 1.0rc3-4.4.4 (C) 2000-2009 MPlayer Team
mplayer: could not connect to socket
mplayer: No such file or directory
Failed to open LIRC support. You will not be able to use your remote control.

Playing DSC0123.WMV.
ASF file format detected.
[asfheader] Audio stream found, -aid 1
[asfheader] Video stream found, -vid 2
VIDEO: [WMV3] 1280×720 24bpp 1000.000 fps 5000.0 kbps (610.4 kbyte/s)
Clip info:
name:
author:
copyright:
comments:
open: No such file or directory
[MGA] Couldn’t open: /dev/mga_vid
open: No such file or directory
[MGA] Couldn’t open: /dev/mga_vid
[VO_TDFXFB] This driver only supports the 3Dfx Banshee, Voodoo3 and Voodoo 5.
[VO_3DFX] Unable to open /dev/3dfx.
==========================================================================
Opening video decoder: [dmo] DMO video codecs
Win32 LoadLibrary failed to load: wmv9dmod.dll, /usr/lib/codecs/wmv9dmod.dll, /usr/lib/win32/wmv9dmod.dll, /usr/local/lib/win32/wmv9dmod.dll
IMediaObject ERROR: 0x83e8e2c could not open DMO DLL (0x0 : 0)
Failed to create DMO filter
ERROR: Could not open required DirectShow codec wmv9dmod.dll.
You need to upgrade/install the binary codecs package.
Go to http://www.mplayerhq.hu/dload.html
VDecoder init failed 🙁
Opening video decoder: [dmo] DMO video codecs
Win32 LoadLibrary failed to load: wmvdmod.dll, /usr/lib/codecs/wmvdmod.dll, /usr/lib/win32/wmvdmod.dll, /usr/local/lib/win32/wmvdmod.dll
IMediaObject ERROR: 0x83e8e2c could not open DMO DLL (0x0 : 0)
Failed to create DMO filter
ERROR: Could not open required DirectShow codec wmvdmod.dll.
You need to upgrade/install the binary codecs package.
Go to http://www.mplayerhq.hu/dload.html
VDecoder init failed 🙁
Opening video decoder: [ffmpeg] FFmpeg’s libavcodec codec family
Selected video codec: [ffwmv3] vfm: ffmpeg (FFmpeg WMV3/WMV9)
==========================================================================
==========================================================================
Opening audio decoder: [dmo] Win32/DMO decoders
Win32 LoadLibrary failed to load: wma9dmod.dll, /usr/lib/codecs/wma9dmod.dll, /usr/lib/win32/wma9dmod.dll, /usr/local/lib/win32/wma9dmod.dll
IMediaObject ERROR: 0x83e8e2c could not open DMO DLL (0x0 : 0)
ERROR: Could not open required DirectShow codec wma9dmod.dll.
ADecoder preinit failed 🙁
ADecoder init failed 🙁
Opening audio decoder: [dmo] Win32/DMO decoders
Win32 LoadLibrary failed to load: wmadmod.dll, /usr/lib/codecs/wmadmod.dll, /usr/lib/win32/wmadmod.dll, /usr/local/lib/win32/wmadmod.dll
IMediaObject ERROR: 0x83e8e2c could not open DMO DLL (0x0 : 0)
ERROR: Could not open required DirectShow codec wmadmod.dll.
ADecoder preinit failed 🙁
ADecoder init failed 🙁
Cannot find codec for audio format 0x162.
Read DOCS/HTML/en/codecs.html!
Audio: no sound
Starting playback…
VDec: vo config request – 1280 x 720 (preferred colorspace: Planar YV12)
VDec: using Planar YV12 as output csp (no 0)
Movie-Aspect is undefined – no prescaling applied.
VO: [xv] 1280×720 => 1280×720 Planar YV12
V: 5.5 63/ 63 28% 1% 0.0% 0 0
Exiting… (Quit)

So, I decided to add Medibuntu repo. but it did not list repo for Debian Squeeze in repos page. I found Ubuntu Wiki page on Medibuntu which has instruction on how to install it on Ubuntu, but the instruction does not work for Debian. So, I edited the command to add Lucid Lynx repos. Just run the following command as root and you will be able to add Medibuntu repos:

wget --output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/lucid.list && sudo apt-get --quiet update && sudo apt-get --yes --quiet --allow-unauthenticated install medibuntu-keyring && sudo apt-get --quiet update

After adding the repos, just run the following command (again, as root of course) to install win32 binary codecs (works for 32 bit and 64 bit installation):

apt-get install w`if [ 'x86_64' == \`uname -m\` ]; then echo 64; else echo 32; fi`codecs

Now, you should be able to play WMV with sound using mplayer or Smplayer (Totem and Vlc still don’t work though).

[SOLVED] Media Playing issues in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

I am using Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat 64bit Alpha 1 and I have been facing problem playing AVI and FLV files. I used to get the the following error “No suitable decoder module: VLC does not support the audio or video format “XVID”. VLC Unfortunately there is no way for you to fix this.”
in VLC when I tried to play some AVI files. Also, in terminal, it said:
“main decoder error: no suitable decoder module for fourcc `XVID’.
VLC probably does not support this sound or video format.”
Also, FLV files failed to play without any error. Totem said:
“No packages with requested plugins found. The requested plugins are: XVID MPEG-4 decoder/H.264 decoder”.

The problem was with libavcodec and libavutil. It can be fixed by removing all of libavutilxx (libavutil50, libavutil49, libavutil-extra-49, libavutil-extra-50) and reinstalling only what is required. This may also remove other packages (vlc for example, if you have it installed that is), so watch out but don’t install them immediately. Exit Synaptic. Now, if you want to fix totem, just open media with it. It should ask you for codecs, install them. Totem should start working. Install vlc later.

Hope this helps.