Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Windows Media Player 9 & 10 on Linux with Wine

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13 comments:

simoncpu said...

Wow, that was cool. I wasn't expecting that wine would be this usable already...

hrpwhatever said...

I have tried in the past to do the very same thing. I was never successful. Thanks for putting these step-by-step instructions online. I'm going to give them a try very soon.

Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn

hrpwhatever said...

Everything is looking good. Thanks.

However, could you clarify a bit on the mscat32.dll install. I ran:

regsvr32 "C:\windows\system32\mscat32.dll"

Re-ran mpsetup, but still stops at the same screen you posted before the mscat32.dll step.

Thank you so much.

twickline said...

Hello hrpwhatever,

I didn't register mscat32.dll I just put it in my system32 directory and then changed the version of Windows that Wine emulates from win2k to winxp.

You did set your audio driver right?

hrpwhatever said...

the problem was that I had told winecfg to use WinXp from the get go. I reverted to Win2K and the install finished without a problem. Funny thing, aint it!

Now, that I tested the steps and they worked inside Virtual Box, I'm going to do it on my laptop.

Woohoo! Thank you so much for posting this instrutions again.

Pedro C. said...

Does this let you run DRMed materials under Linux? Like Playforsure and the like?

Ravan said...

First: THANKS for this how-to! Had to learn about Wine in the process but it finally worked for me installing WMP version 10 :)

I wanted to use WMP because I have some DRM music and movies I want to watch on Linux, but sadly when opening those files the player gives the error: "Windows Media Player cannot play, synchronize, or burn a protected file because an error occurred while verifying the license.%0"

Anybody know how the get WMP to download the license? This DRM shit (sorry) is extremely frustrating. The files are mine but I cannot watch them... I vow to NEVER buy DRM'd material again!!!

--ravan

Ravan said...

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Jack John said...

Great Piece of Information about step by step instruction.

Thanks
Jack John

http://windowsmediaplayer.shoutpost.com/

Central Thai Guy said...

I got it working (not as well, I am going to try your way now) like this:

1. download wmp 9 and run installer. It fails, just when it reaches %100 though.

2. download wmp 10 and run installer. When it reaches %100, it will suddenly jump to your wmp 9 install and finish the job. Will run, but just barely. Thanks for sharing your work.

Central Thai Guy said...

p.s. - PCLinuxOS 2007

p.p.s. - any chance of getting a walk through to getting yahoo messenger running?

freechelmi said...

You don't need Binaries to read WMV WMA , FFMPEG does WMV/WMA/9 since August 2006

Ben-Jonson said...

Wow. Nice job. Don't tell Bill G, but about the only reason I think I still "need" windows is to play g-force, which is not supported by any alternative linux players that I know of (at least not the obvious suspects). There are other things I like about the media player. But the thought that I can use wine to get it running in Ubuntu is truly a godsend. Thanks for the great detailed work!

Cheers,

R.S.