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Re: codec for audio format 0x162

Postby wolfden » Wed Sep 26, 2007 3:52

hmmmm can't imagine why or what is different here. I'm world updated, dunno if that would do it or not tho
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Re: codec for audio format 0x162

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Wed Sep 26, 2007 17:29

wolfden wrote:try it with kaffeine?


Certainly have! I've tried it with MPlayer, KMPlayer, Kaffeine, Totem (Movie Player), SMPlayer, Real Player, Codeine and VLC.

There's a known bug with VLC -- with wxwidgets, apparently -- ("VLC media player 0.8.6c Janus *** glibc detected *** vlc: free(): invalid pointer: 0x0000000000b616c0 ***") so that crashes upon launching, which is nothing to do with these two Halo Wars videos.

Real Player gives the error message: "The following components are required: wmv"

MPlayer plays the smaller file with audio. It plays the bigger file without audio and displays the error message: "Cannot find codec for audio format 0x162."

All the other players play the smaller file (HaloWars_ESRB_360p30_ST_1500kbps.wmv) with sound, but the bigger file (HaloWars_ESRB_720p30_ST_8Mbps.wmv) without sound.

I've also recompiled MPlayer, KMPlayer, Kaffeine and VLC manually with the win32codecs USE flag to make sure and the behaviour is exactly the same: no sound for the bigger file.

I have not yet tried playing these two files under Windows XP with WMP 11, which I'll do just out of curiosity to see what happens.

By the way, you mentioned that you see no difference between the two files as far as quality goes. I can see a big difference: the image quality of the bigger file displayed full-screen is much better than the image quality of the smaller file displayed full-screen. I have also freeze-framed both and the image quality of the bigger file is visibly better. Maybe if you download the two files to your HDD you'll be able to see this more easily?
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Re: codec for audio format 0x162

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Wed Sep 26, 2007 21:42

Update:

a) I tried the two videos under Windows XP WMP 11 and (unsurprisingly) the audio worked on both.

b) I have found that all the DLLs are in the SL directory /usr/lib32/win32, and this includes wma9dmod.dll and wmadmod.dll (and others) which I believe support 0x162 audio. There must be a way of getting the 64-bit-compiled applications in 64-bit SL to pick these up. I've tried copying the /usr/lib32/win32 directory into /usr/lib64 (lib64 is just a link to /usr/lib, by the way), and I tried leaving it named as /usr/lib64/win32, and renaming it as /usr/lib64/win and /usr/lib64/win64, but that still did not produce audio for the bigger video. There must be a way!
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Re: codec for audio format 0x162

Postby wolfden » Wed Sep 26, 2007 21:47

:lol:

there is, cause it works here

I just don't have any idea why or what is different about my system
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Re: codec for audio format 0x162

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Wed Sep 26, 2007 21:51

LOL.

There must be some symlinks somewhere, or some local or global USE flag that, combined with win32codecs, picks up the additional DLLs in that win32 directory. I'll keep digging.
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Re: codec for audio format 0x162

Postby Thev00d00 » Wed Sep 26, 2007 21:55

0x162 is Windows Media 3, which has yet to be reverse engineered or re-implimented, therefore you could try win32 codecs,, but no native solution exists for linux atm.

You could just convert it in windows..... lol
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Re: codec for audio format 0x162

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Wed Sep 26, 2007 22:00

We have been trying the win32codecs, v00d00 -- see the earlier posts. They don't work (except in wolfden's case), that's the trouble.
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Re: codec for audio format 0x162

Postby kodiakmax » Fri Oct 17, 2008 3:49

I realize this is an old post, but as you can see I have tried to do my own research. I have just performed a clean default install of Sabayon 3.5 and am having this exact same issue. SMplayer will play the video with no sound and Xine starts with the "Windows Media Audio v3 (0x16)" not found error. Has anyone found a solution yet? Here is a link to the video I am testing.
http://www.media-markt.de/av/tsp/hd-tv/ ... Croft2.wmv
and
http://www.media-markt.de/av/tsp/hd-tv/ ... ianJob.wmv
If you check the wiki, use the search function and google you can find the answer to most of your questions.

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