[Wine] Re: Windows Media Player Crashes

dimesio wineforum-user at winehq.org
Tue Nov 30 11:13:57 CST 2010

osearcy4 wrote:
> I installed windows media player 9 with winetricks.
> It worked but no sound.
> I tried downloading and installing WMP10 and now it will briefly open like 2 secs and then disappear. It does this every time i try to open.
> I tried uninstalling and reinstalling WMP9 but it also does this open and crash now.
> I am using Ubuntu 10.10 and was using wine 1.3 but went back to 1.2 thinking that may have caused the issue.
> Any one have any ideas...
> Reason I'm trying to use WMP is to play blu ray files, not the disc but files .mkv, i tried many other programs like gnome and vlc but they all play really choppy and freeze sometimes when i'm watching 1080p movies.
> Any ideas on that?

I doubt WMP or any other player in Wine will play the files any better. Have you asked for help on your distro's forum with getting it to work in native VLC? 

If by uninstall you mean you used Wine's uninstaller, that's part of your current problem. Wine's uninstaller just runs the app's own uninstaller, which means lots of garbage is left behind in the registry, just like in Windows.  Always delete the wineprefix in between tests to ensure a clean one.

So the first thing you need to do is reinstall to a clean wineprefix in 1.3.8. Either delete ~/.wine (if you don't have other apps you want to keep) or install WMP9 or WMP10 to a separate wineprefix. 

The most common cause of lack of sound is PulseAudio, so start by disabling it. If the problem is with mp3 sound, try this: http://wiki.winehq.org/FAQ#head-8cfe86e089f8e7aaef0365abb338e3df2da7490e

If neither of the above suggestions work, post console output.

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