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I have a video that is encoded with Microsoft's Windows Media Screen encoder (the FOURCC for the video codec is MSS2).

Is there anything on Ubuntu that will play this format?

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Duplicate of which has an accepted answer. – Marius Gedminas Nov 29 '12 at 14:25
@MariusGedminas: How is this a duplicate? That question refers to standard WMV files - I'm referring to MSS2-encoded files. The accepted answer on that question doesn't work either. – Nathan Osman Nov 29 '12 at 18:24
The question I linked to explicitly mentions "MSS2", which is why I assumed it was a duplicate. It's possible that there's an unmentioned variable in the problem: whether you're using a 32-bit or a 64-bit version of Ubuntu. I saw it mentioned somewhere that 32-bit builds of mplayer lack support for MSS2. – Marius Gedminas Nov 30 '12 at 6:05

If neither mplayer nor VLC can handle that then probably nothing would.

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agree with Adam. – Bryan Apr 11 '11 at 21:44

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