Bug#486096: vlc 0.8.6.e-2.3 does not play wmv nor wma

Ingo Struewing Ingo.Struewing at web.de
Fri Jun 13 11:04:59 UTC 2008

Package: vlc
Version: 0.8.6.e-2.3
Severity: important

$ vlc trailer.wmv
VLC media player 0.8.6e Janus
[00000302] main decoder error: no suitable decoder module for fourcc `wma2'.
VLC probably does not support this sound or video format.
[00000343] main decoder error: no suitable decoder module for fourcc `WMV2'.
VLC probably does not support this sound or video format.

The GUI appears and behaves as if the video is playing. Progress bar
moves and timestamp counts seconds.

The problem disappears when downgrading to 0.8.6.e-2.2:

$ dpkg -i /var/cache/apt/archives/vlc_0.8.6.e-2.2_amd64.deb \
dpkg - warning: downgrading vlc from 0.8.6.e-2.3 to 0.8.6.e-2.2.
(Reading database ... 157788 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace vlc 0.8.6.e-2.3 (using .../vlc_0.8.6.e-2.2_amd64.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement vlc ...
dpkg - warning: downgrading vlc-nox from 0.8.6.e-2.3 to 0.8.6.e-2.2.
Preparing to replace vlc-nox 0.8.6.e-2.3 (using .../vlc-nox_0.8.6.e-2.2_amd64.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement vlc-nox ...
Setting up vlc-nox (0.8.6.e-2.2) ...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Setting up vlc (0.8.6.e-2.2) ...

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (990, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.25 (SMP w/4 CPU cores; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=de_DE, LC_CTYPE=de_DE (charmap=ISO-8859-1)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages vlc depends on:
ii  libaa1                 1.4p5-36          ascii art library
ii  libatk1.0-0            1.22.0-1          The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libc6                  2.7-11            GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcaca0               0.99.beta13b-4    colour ASCII art library
ii  libcairo2              1.6.4-2           The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libcdio7               0.78.2+dfsg1-2.1  library to read and control CD-ROM
ii  libcucul0              0.99.beta13b-4    low-level Unicode character drawin
ii  libdbus-1-3            1.2.1-2           simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2       0.74-4            simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libfreetype6           2.3.5-1+b1        FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libfribidi0            0.10.9-1          Free Implementation of the Unicode
ii  libgcc1                1:4.3.0-4         GCC support library
ii  libgl1-mesa-glx [libgl 7.0.3-1           A free implementation of the OpenG
ii  libglib2.0-0           2.16.3-2          The GLib library of C routines
ii  libglu1-mesa [libglu1] 7.0.3-1           The OpenGL utility library (GLU)
ii  libgtk2.0-0            2.12.9-4          The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libice6                2:1.0.4-1         X11 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libiso9660-5           0.78.2+dfsg1-2.1  library to work with ISO9660 files
ii  libjpeg62              6b-14             The Independent JPEG Group's JPEG 
ii  libnotify1 [libnotify1 0.4.4-3           sends desktop notifications to a n
ii  libpango1.0-0          1.20.2-2          Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libpng12-0             1.2.27-1          PNG library - runtime
ii  libsdl-image1.2        1.2.6-3           image loading library for Simple D
ii  libsdl1.2debian        1.2.13-2          Simple DirectMedia Layer
ii  libsm6                 2:1.0.3-1+b1      X11 Session Management library
ii  libstdc++6             4.3.0-4           The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libtar                 1.2.11-5          C library for manipulating tar arc
ii  libtiff4               3.8.2-8           Tag Image File Format (TIFF) libra
ii  libvcdinfo0            0.7.23-4          library to extract information fro
ii  libvlc0                0.8.6.e-2.2       multimedia player and streamer lib
ii  libwxbase2.6-0       wxBase library (runtime) - non-GUI
ii  libwxgtk2.6-0       wxWidgets Cross-platform C++ GUI t
ii  libx11-6               2:1.0.3-7         X11 client-side library
ii  libxext6               2:1.0.4-1         X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii  libxinerama1           2:1.0.3-1         X11 Xinerama extension library
ii  libxosd2               2.2.14-1.5        X On-Screen Display library - runt
ii  libxv1                 2:1.0.4-1         X11 Video extension library
ii  ttf-dejavu-core        2.24-2            Vera font family derivate with add
ii  vlc-nox                0.8.6.e-2.3       multimedia player and streamer (wi
ii  zlib1g                 1: compression library - runtime

vlc recommends no packages.

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