dom
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Re: MS VC-1 key can't play file with codec id WMV3 (solved)

Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:57 pm

mayburyds wrote: Ran the update / upgrade then tried a video with no success.

Rebooted RPI but I'm back in the "boot log display, "Raspberry" logo display then the " Relax, XBMC will resume shortly..." message display" loop.
I'm not too familiar with raspbmc. I don't know if anyone can confirm that apt-get upgrade is safe with it.
If you have a spare sdcard, running an official raspbian wheezy image, and running apt-get upgrade should work, and confirm if omxplayer plays your file.

Are you trying the JoeNall10_3DH-_W640.wmv file linked to earlier? That would be the first test to see if WMV3 is supported.

mayburyds
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Re: MS VC-1 key can't play file with codec id WMV3 (solved)

Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:32 pm

Dom,

Sorry, a bit late replying only the last update / upgrade "wacked" my SD card and it took a while to get it back!

Anyway, using the Wheezy image now and completed a update / upgrade OK and amended the config.txt with the codec info.

Not sure how to get to a network drive using Wheezy to try a video?

Cheers.

dom
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Re: MS VC-1 key can't play file with codec id WMV3 (solved)

Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:38 pm

nfs is quite easy.

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mkdir mnt
sudo mount 192.168.1.9:/Public mnt
ls mnt
smb (windows) I'm not so familiar with.

mayburyds
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Re: MS VC-1 key can't play file with codec id WMV3 (solved)

Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:19 pm

Dom,

Many thanks for your help.

I need to do some reading on Unix before I ask anymore questions or you'll be online for ever :)

Cheers.

vinloren
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Re: MS VC-1 key can't play file with codec id WMV3 (solved)

Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:51 am

I came across with the same problem of yours as well: you are not allowed to run apt-get update - apt-get upgrade on raspbmc since the system get screwed up eventually.

The only thing you can do now is to rebuild the CF from the beginning (hopefully by using its image you had saved before on a Linux PC).

The problem runnimg WMV files can be fixed by re-building the xbmc from sources after applyied the patch mentioned by clyang in his latest post here above. The instructions on how to rebuild xbmc are at:
http://www.raspbmc.com/wiki/technical/building-xbmc/

mayburyds
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Re: MS VC-1 key can't play file with codec id WMV3 (solved)

Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:59 am

Vinloren,

Thanks for the response. I have had a look at the build process and right now it's a bit above my head.

Thanks again.

mayburyds
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Re: MS VC-1 key can't play file with codec id WMV3 (solved)

Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:47 am

Dom,

Managed to get a share working between W7 and Wheezy.

Installed samba, smbclient put the W7 PC IP in the RPI hosts file and was then able to mount the W7 share.

Then ran omxplayer and was able to play a wmv file using the VC-1 codec but no audio! Sorted the audio problem by using the -o hdmi switch in the omxplayer.

Now I just need to find out how I can run Blinkbox.com (uses Flash) films in a browser!

Thanks again for your help.

sonrah
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Re: MS VC-1 key can't play file with codec id WMV3 (solved)

Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:30 pm

Hey guys,

I just registered so I can't send PMs. Can someone please send me the xbmc build for raspbmc that has WMV3 support? I'm running RC4.

vinloren
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Re: MS VC-1 key can't play file with codec id WMV3 (solved)

Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:33 am

Hi sonrah,

please have a look at your input PM where I put the link to download a xbmc build suitable for you.

Cheers

TomaHawk
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Re: MS VC-1 key can't play file with codec id WMV3 (solved)

Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:18 pm

Is this problem still not fixed? I tried a web stream with wmv codec but i only got the sound.
If no can someone send me the way he fixed it?


PS: Sry for bumping such a old threat.

p4trykx
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Re: MS VC-1 key can't play file with codec id WMV3 (solved)

Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:54 pm

I use lates Xbian alpha 3 and it has the latest XBMC and "wmv" which previously where playing only sound work well now.
I use it with Polish television which has older shows encoded with VC-1.

Maybe look at the .xbmc/temp/xbmc.log

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Re: MS VC-1 key can't play file with codec id WMV3 (solved)

Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:39 pm

TomaHawk wrote:Is this problem still not fixed? I tried a web stream with wmv codec but i only got the sound.
If no can someone send me the way he fixed it?

PS: Sry for bumping such a old threat.
What does

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vcgencmd codec_enabled WVC1
say? (You might need /opt/vc/bin/vcgencmd)

TomaHawk
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Re: MS VC-1 key can't play file with codec id WMV3 (solved)

Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:10 pm

dom wrote:
TomaHawk wrote:Is this problem still not fixed? I tried a web stream with wmv codec but i only got the sound.
If no can someone send me the way he fixed it?

PS: Sry for bumping such a old threat.
What does

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vcgencmd codec_enabled WVC1
say? (You might need /opt/vc/bin/vcgencmd)
it says that the codec is disabled :/
How can i enable it?

dom
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Re: MS VC-1 key can't play file with codec id WMV3 (solved)

Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:39 pm

TomaHawk wrote: How can i enable it?
Have you bought a VC1 licence and put it in config.txt?

TomaHawk
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Re: MS VC-1 key can't play file with codec id WMV3 (solved)

Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:50 pm

dom wrote:
TomaHawk wrote: How can i enable it?
Have you bought a VC1 licence and put it in config.txt?
Will it work with this codec? Somebody on another forum said that it will work with the mpeg2 codes, so i bought it and it didn't work :cry:

p4trykx
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Re: MS VC-1 key can't play file with codec id WMV3 (solved)

Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:29 am

You have to buy VC-1 codecs they are for WMVs. Fortunately they are cheaper than MPEG-2 ;-)

TomaHawk
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Re: MS VC-1 key can't play file with codec id WMV3 (solved)

Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:36 pm

p4trykx wrote:You have to buy VC-1 codecs they are for WMVs. Fortunately they are cheaper than MPEG-2 ;-)


Bought the codec today, I will post the results as soon as possible ;)
Thanks

TomaHawk
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Re: MS VC-1 key can't play file with codec id WMV3 (solved)

Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:09 pm

Sorry for the late reply. i just wanted to say that it worked :D

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