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I installed 12.04 and installed all plug-ins related to video drive.

I installed VLC player and tried to start a .wmv file but I get this error:

No suitable decoder module: VLC does not support the audio or video format "MSS2". Unfortunately there is no way for you to fix this.

I followed links of previous .wmv related questions and also searched on Google but did not find a solution to the problem.

Please help me or suggest me any other player.

marked as duplicate by user25656, rɑːdʒɑ, hhlp, Eric Carvalho, stephenmyall Mar 14 '13 at 11:31

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sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted*

Tried everything including installing ubuntu-restricted-extras, medibuntu w32codecs, MPlayer etc. Finally SMPlayer did the trick.


Try this

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install mplayer

The Mplayer should have the codec required to play .wmv

  • thanks for reply .I already installed GNOME Mplayer and tried its working but cant see any video.it just audio.I want to see video file – Sandy8086 Aug 17 '12 at 7:14

In this link they suggest using vlc with --codec dmo

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