Ubuntu Multimedia :: Windows Media 9 Codec: No Sound In Mplayer / Totem / Vlc

May 15, 2010

how I fixed my sound problems, that happened only for "windows media 9" videos, after struggling for days changing the players etc. (using Ubuntu lucid 10.04 up to date)First search for "Ubuntu install w32codecs" (or w64codecs depending on your system bus width) and... install them as root or 'sudo'


$ sudo apt-get install w32codecs (or w64codecs)

After updating totem to the very latest version (May 12, 3 days ago) the problem happened to be likely from the source: gstreamer. So I tried to install the latest version of gstreamer, and it worked (the default one packaged in Ubuntu is dated 2008...).


install latest developer version


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Debian Multimedia :: Windows Media Player Plug-in / Codec For Rhythmbox / Iceweasel

Dec 7, 2015

[URL]So, I want to hear the state-owned Portuguese radio that plays Classical Music, called "Antena 2", by either (1) clicking its website's listening "popup" window - [URL]- or by (2) adding such radio to my Rhythmbox list.

And, I would like to hear such a radio without having to install the proprietary "Flash" plug-in... And, if I'm forced to install any proprietary plug-in, I would rather install some "gstreamer" package(?) instead. But, preferably, what I would like, would be to use a Free Software alternative, if possible.

But, in the meantime, this is what happens...

1. If I click the above-mentioned link, to the corresponding "popup" window ([URL]), I can't hear anything.

2. If I click on a link at the bottom of that same "popup" window, that says "Listen to the broadcast in Windows Media Player" - [URL] - I'm sent to an identical listening "popup" window/page, where I still can't hear anything - and whose difference is that, now, the link at the bottom of the page says "Listen to the broadcast in Flash" [URL]

That is, this radio's website presents me two alternatives. That are, to listen to it

(1) using the "Flash" technology ([URL]), or

(2) using some "Windows Media Player" technology/codec/format ([URL])

The first of which I would very much like to not have to install, and the second of which I suspect there might be some plug-in package for, that I can install, that will make it possible for me to hear this radio.

And, the reason I suspect the latter, is because, if I try to add the link to the "Windows Media Player" page ([URL]) to my Rhythmbox's list of radios, I get the error message: "Your GStreamer installation is missing a plug-in."

So, which package(s) do I have to install, to be able to listen to this radio on the web - or, even better, through my Rhythmbox list of radios?

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Apr 29, 2011

I just made a minimal installation of F14 and I have been installing more package to it. However I think I have missed something because VLC crashes after open and Mplayer and Totem have sound but not video.

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Feb 10, 2010

My partner is a teacher and has downloaded some videos from a teacher's resource site but can't seem to play them in Ubuntu. They play fine in Windows XP using Windows Media Player but they only play a few seconds in VLC or Totem and then freeze. The files in question seem to be normal MPG (MPEG-1) video files but somehow VLC and Totem choke on them. I have installed all restricted video formats including w32codecs but still no joy. My partner is threatening to go back to Windows!

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Oct 21, 2010

I tried to play FLV movie files with Totem Mplayer but it gets error internal stream error. How can I play this kind of files in ubuntu 8.04

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Sep 30, 2010

I am using Lucid lynx and trying to play a video files with 300++ megs on it but only shows 21 seconds.. and a writing in the screen Codec Error : Use windows media player

I can play all files and already download the ubuntu restriced format .. But why can't i play this one ? Really liked the movie tough ..

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Jan 7, 2010

Since upgrading to 64-bit Karmic, I can't play any WMA files, neither in Rhythmox, Totem, VLC, or mplayer. It used to work well with 64-bit Intrepid.

I've added the medibuntu repos and installed ubuntu-restricted-extras (including w64codecs). Still, when rhythmbox or totem opens a WMA file, they search for an appropriate codec and don't find anything.

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Feb 24, 2011

I use nv18 with nouveau. Why equlizer does not work?

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Mar 27, 2011

Cannot watch second, third, etc, streams from a server-side playlist (ie, .wsx on windows media service). I have tried mplayer, vlc, totem, and xine. Xine totally fails and the other three play only the first stream as described. You can verify it works in wine by using Windows Mediaplayer v10 (`winetricks wmp10` on a clean wine prefix).

The particular example I am dealing with is not an ideal test-case as they dynamically mangle the stream's URL to prevent leeching. You can test it by either visiting $URL (below) or from command line:


MMS=$(wget "$URL" -qO- | sed -n '/src="mms/s/.*(mms:[^"]*).*/1/p')
mplayer -v "$MMS"

My research has brought up only two or three random posts citing a similar problem. All seem to be quite old (circa 2008). The most relevant is:


I have attached the output from:


mplayer -msglevel all=9 "$MMS" &>mplayer.output

You will see that mplayer is seeing an EOF and terminating (perhaps the server is too slow so mplayer's timeout triggers EOF condition?). I tired fooling with -vid/-aid flags to no avail.

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May 21, 2010

I have a video - taken on my mobile phone. In totem, I get sound and video: lovely. However, in Openshot I don't get sounds, and in WinFF it tells me "Unsupported codec (id=7372" for the audio stream. Why, when both are using FFMpeg do the installed codecs work differently in different programs?

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Nov 28, 2009

Running Opensuse KDE 11.2 64bit. Trying to backup DVD, but no sound after playing ripped copy. After looking at the settings in K9copy and DVD95, the sound section says "Unknown AC3" where it normally says "English AC3". I've tried mencoder and ffmpeg.

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Apr 1, 2011

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May 26, 2010

I made a recent update to my Squeeze system and got this weird problem. mplayer, VLC and firefox (.....) all have sound. But when I try to run Amarok I get nothing. I looked into the Multimedia panel on the KDE4 system settings, and its not showing any devices at all. Previously it used to show HDA Intel etc., etc. Now the entries are completely blank. How do I get KDE to recognize my hardware? Shouldnt it pick things up automatically?

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Oct 6, 2010

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Mar 4, 2010

ubuntu 9.10 64bit
totem movie player 2.28.2

no sound on playing .flv files, the volume control greyout. however vlc can play them without sound problem. videos also works without problem on sound.

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May 31, 2010

I'm on Kubuntu 9.10, using Totem to play .wmv files, and certain of them cause the player to search for an audio codec (wmap?) that is never found. The video played without audio after that. So I followed advice to remove ~/.gstreamer-0.10, and reboot. A new .gstreamer-0.10 directory appeared, but now, Totem will not even play the video. It recognizes the audio codec however. The video codec shows up as "Windows Media..." but resolution is 0 x 0, and nothing ever appears in the window. I tried uninstalling and re-installing w32codecs and non-free-codecs, and removing the registry files under ~/gstreamer-0.10 and using gst-inspect to rebuild the database,
but nothing helps.

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Nov 21, 2009

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Oct 11, 2010

Just installed Open Suse 11.3 on my dual-boot PC ( and Ubuntu 10.10). Installation process of both OS goes well and smooth. But, unfortunately when I tried to play movies on both default applications (Banshee and Totem) in Open Suse Gnome 11.3, I've got the message to search for XVID MPEG-4 decoder. And till now, I still unable to search for it, because there's still no sound or a little sound on both players.

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Nov 22, 2010

So I'm running Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit on an HP Mini 210-1190NR. Everything runs fine except mplayer. I installed mplayer from the repos but when I try to play a video I get no sound. I can't figure out why.

Here's the output:

mplayer star.wars.the.clone.wars.s03e10.720p.hdtv.x264-ctu.mkv
MPlayer SVN-r32636-4.4.5 (C) 2000-2010 MPlayer Team
160 audio & 350 video codecs
Playing star.wars.the.clone.wars.s03e10.720p.hdtv.x264-ctu.mkv.
Cache fill: 3.12% (262144 bytes)


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Jul 17, 2010

I just did a fresh install of openSUSE 11.3 32bit GNOME on my notebook and everything runs fine...yet

But there is an issue with the sound playback on mp4's and quicktime (apple trailers) that I was not able to fix.

I added the Packman 11.3 repo via Yast -> Software Repositories -> Add... -> Community Repositories

Then I used zypper to get the related gstreamer-plugins ffmpeg faad vlc w32codec-all libmp4v2...

So far the media playback seem good, except the issue of "no sound with gstreamer related media players on quicktime and mp4"...

I set all available/related/installed packages to "Packman" (Yast -> Software Management), did zypper refresh + zypper up but I am simply not able to get sound from gstreamer...It works fine in VLC though!

Some google and forum research showed that it's an issue that has occurred over the recent years but I could not found a proper working solution.

If I run totem from the terminal I get the following output (plus a windows asking for permission to search for the required codec 'MPEG-4 AAC Decoder'...but it is not able to find one!):

# totem --debug --play TV-20100717-2030-1301.h264.mp4
(totem:6888): Totem-DEBUG: Received SaveYourself(SmSaveLocal, !Shutdown, SmInteractStyleNone, !Fast) in state idle
(totem:6888): Totem-DEBUG: Setting initial properties
(totem:6888): Totem-DEBUG: Sending SaveYourselfDone(True) for initial SaveYourself
(totem:6888): Totem-DEBUG: Received SaveComplete message in state save-yourself-done
(totem:6888): Totem-DEBUG: totem_playlist_add_one_mrl (): TV-20100717-2030-1301.h264.mp4 (null) (null)

The last Message is interesting "All missing plugins are blacklisted..." hmmm I did not blacklist any plugins...where can you see these blacklist? Is that the point, the plugin is there but blacklisted?

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Jan 19, 2010

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I'm trying to use a webtv subscribtion on ubuntu kermic, however it seems that that vlc dosnt support wmap yet, so i'm not getting any sounds on it. Does anyone have a clue on how to get this fixed, or if its even possible to get it fixed? I've tried searching guides for it without anyluck. And when i'm trying to set it to use gmplayer or totem it dosn't work either, mplayer and totem dosnt get either picture or sound.

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Oct 9, 2010

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Aug 7, 2011

Im trying to get sound to work in mplayer for my myth tv box. My hardware setup is a nvidia motherboard with hdmi (not used) and a geforce 210 with hdmi (that is used). The hdmi is connect to an external amplifier that should handle most things. Sound works fine in mythtv - the audio output device used is:


When I try using the command line speaker-test utility it all works:

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However, aplay and mplayer both dont give any sound - with neither outputting any error messages.


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Jan 26, 2010

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Mar 3, 2011

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Jan 3, 2010

i have no sound coming out of my imac running ubuntu 9.10, is there any remedy for this ?

i finally got my wireless up and running and couldnt be happier. i put in a cd and it shows that it is playing but there is no sound coming out.

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May 13, 2010

My parents have a 8 yr old computer, and they have been running linux for the last 2 years- our graphics card has been a nightmare. It has not worked right....since we first installed 7.10. In 9.04 it could still halfway play DVD's & videos (just barely). No longer in 10.04- Mplayer, totem, xine & VLC die when you try to play a video- any video.

And here's what I get(in terminal):
The program 'totem' received an X Window System error. This probably reflects a bug in the program. The error was 'BadAlloc (insufficient resources for operation)'. (Details: serial 89 error_code 11 request_code 132 minor_code 19). (Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously; that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it. To debug your program, run it with the --sync command line option to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)

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Jul 7, 2010

Only a few minutes ago, my sound just seemed to disappear while I was listening to some Dream Theater.

The onboard sound is disabled in the BIOS as I'm using another card.
Rhythmbox won't play anything. Starting a song just leaves the progress bar sitting at the start.
Sound preferences shows everything up at full. I tried modding the volume, but I can't move it (It moves for like a millisecond then hits 100% again).

It's a C-Media sound card. It was working perfectly prior to a few minutes ago.

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