[packman] wma not functioning in openSUSE-11.2

oldcpu oldcpu at opensuse-forums.org
Sun Nov 15 22:18:44 CET 2009

On 11/15/2009 04:23 PM, Cristian Morales Vega wrote:
> ¿? "option x11-display does not exist" doesn't sound pretty. Probably
> the problem is in your vlc config... but this problem should happen to
> you with ANY video, not just WMV.
> Delete/move the config from ~/.config/vlc.
Ok, I'll give that a try.

I did receive an observation from a Debian user which may or may not be

Purportedly Debian spent about a two week period with what may be a
similar poblem on Debian Squeeze (testing). As soon as the
debian-multimedia.org repo gave them the October ffmpeg, libavcodec,
mplayer and friends from svn, they got the wmv, wma audio static
problem. But a few days ago they released the November versions of the
same and the problem was resolved.

During this time this Debian user was only able to play wmv's with good
audio using RealPlayer (or of course XP as a VirtualBox guest). The xine
players were affected on Debian because all their plugins hook into the
ffmpeg stuff (libxine1-ffmpeg, gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg). And switching
mplayer to use the w32codecs didn't help because they were that October
version as well, and all mplayerhq stuff included those svn
"improvements" (mplayerhq also develops ffmpeg).

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