I have WMV files (among others) omxplayer won't play. What to do?
There are a couple of codecs not shipped with Raspbian. You can do two things.
- Buy a license.
Get rid of incompatible files. For instance, use a more powerful computer and run
ffmpeg -i "some video.wmv" -qscale 0 "some video.mkv"
which will convert the video nicely. For Debian derivates (like Ubuntu),
ffmpegcomes in a package of the same name.
While you are at it, you may want to add subtitles (note: only SRT works with
omxplayerat this time!) to the video; support for external subtitle files is only now coming to
omxplayer. Just give an additional