[Wine] Alternative to windows media player?

Martin Gregorie martin at gregorie.org
Wed Jan 25 05:34:21 CST 2012

On Tue, 2012-01-24 at 22:33 -0600, omro wrote:
> Martin Gregorie wrote:
> > try installing the Windows version of VLC in the
> > same Wine prefix as the training app and configuring that as the app's
> > video player. 
> How do you do that?
Have you tried using a virtual desktop to rescale the WMP images? If
not, do so. Winecfg controls that. Instructions are on the main WineHQ
If "How do you do that" refers to installing VLC, heres how. This is the
general process you'd use for installing anything, so remember it for
future use.

Use Wine's regedit to examine the wine registry to see if any for your
app entries name the media player and set the path to it.

Look at the directory structure where the app is installed to see if
there are any .INI files or similar and examine those too.

Native VLC: If VLC isn't directly supported by your Linux distro, check
with http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ to find a suitable package and
instructions for installing it. 

Windows VLC: Get the Windows package as described above. If your app is
in the default Wine prefix (.wine) simply install it there too. If you
used a different prefix to install your app, make sure you use the sale
prefix when you install VLC.

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