[Wine] Alternative to windows media player?
martin at gregorie.org
Tue Jan 24 20:03:08 CST 2012
On Tue, 2012-01-24 at 19:27 -0600, dimesio wrote:
> omro wrote:
> > I was given some training materials, all windows based. The training
> application makes use of embedded video clips. When I first attempted
> to install it, it failed because I needed WMP. So I installed that.
> Now, when it opens the video clips, they open as a thumbnail size and
> when I right click the videos it says windows media player.
> If the app itself is relying on WMP, you can't substitute another
> media player.
If nobody can suggest a way to enlarge the video clips to viewable size
(is this a job for the virtual screen?) its probably worth a look
through the registry in the wine prefix and/or any configuration files
created by the installer to see if the choice of WMV player is
If it is, it might work with a native player. That's certainly worth a
try before going to the trouble of installing a Windows video player.
If that doesn't work, try installing the Windows version of VLC in the
same Wine prefix as the training app and configuring that as the app's
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