Re: how to play .wmv files on Debian..???
Hello. Congratulations on making the transition. To play movie files,
install the w32codecs package on your system, and then applications such
as Totem movie player will be able to play them (most of them anyway).
The package mplayer is also very good for viewing movie files, and often
is required for viewing embedded movie files on the internet (mplayer
does use a lot of system resources, however; so, if your system is weak,
it can cause crashes.) For just viewing movie files that exist on your
hard drive, Totem is good. I've also heard that Kaffeine is good (I
can't really vouch for this, though). Anyway, to get the package
w32codecs installed, add the Debian Multimedia repositories to your
sources.list (this repository also has mplayer, realplayer, acroread,
etc). For details on this, see
I have several movie files from my previous operating
system (Windows). I want to play those files on
Debian. What package should I install?