MPlayer - WMV Error Message

Error: could not open required directshow codec wmvdmod.dll

Another minor problem in MPlayer, when I tried to play a WMV file, I got this error message:

# Error: could not open required directshow codec wmvdmod.dll

Seems mplayer does not have the right codecs to play the video. Lets fix it.

Go to mplayerhq.hu codec page and download the full codec package:

http://www.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs/

Click to download: essential-20071007.tar.bz2 the latest codec bundle.

After download, as root, unzip the codec file and copy its contents to /usr/lib/win32/.

# bunzip2 essential-20071007.tar.bz2
# tar xvf essential-20071007.tar
# cd /usr/lib/win32
# cp /home/myname/essential-20071007/* .

Restart MPlayer and enjoy the show.