"I'm aware there are many open source multimedia tools that will
play most audio and video formats on Linux these days but many
people have come to like Windows Media player over the years. And
while Xine and Mplayer will play most .WMV .WMA files, both of
these players use Windows codecs that are copied into your
/usr/lib/win32 directory. So if your currently happy using the
closed source Windows Media codecs why not use the player as
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