Advanced Streaming Format demuxer plugin error

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Why am I getting this weird error message whenever I try to play WMV files.

The error shows “The playback of this movie requires a Advanced Streaming Format (ASF) demuxer plugin which is not installed”.

Have any idea to resolve this issue?

Please suggest me.

Thanks in advance.

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The playback of this movie requires a Advanced Streaming Format (ASF) demuxer plugin which is not installed.

Answered By 590495 points N/A #177111

Advanced Streaming Format demuxer plugin error


If you are using CentOS, try this. First, you need to install RPMforge. This is needed for most multimedia packages. For users running CentOS 6, download the “rpmforge-release” package from RPMforge Package List or click Index of RPMforge-release to go directly to the page. Next, click one of the following links according to your architecture:

In case you are not sure which one to choose, use the command “uname -i” to check your architecture. After that, install DAG's GPG key using this command:

  • rpm –import

In case you received an error similar to the image below, it means the key has already been exported. See image.

Next, you need to verify the package you downloaded by running this command:

  • rpm -K rpmforge-release-0.5.2-2.el6.rf.*.rpm

When finished with the verification, you can now install the package using the command:

  • rpm -i rpmforge-release-0.5.2-2.el6.rf.*.rpm
  • yum install htop

For users running CentOS 5, click RPMforge for CentOS 5. For CentOS 4, click RPMforge for CentOS 4. Next is the installation of the multimedia applications. Use this command to install all needed packages to have a full multimedia support:

  • yum install compat-libstdc++-33 libdvdcss libdvdread libdvdplay libdvdnav lsdvd libquicktime
  • yum install flash-plugin mplayerplug-in mplayer mplayer-gui gstreamer-ffmpeg gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-ugly

After that, install w32Codecs which is required for XviD and other proprietary formats.

  • wget
  • rpm -ivh mplayer-codecs-20061022-1.i386.rpm​
  • wget
  • rpm -ivh mplayer-codecs-extra-20061022-1.i386.rpm

When all steps are done correctly, you will now be able to play DVDs on your computer. It will now support formats like XviD, DivX, QuickTime, and others.

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