This application (zip file) extracts .wma file but fails to play it under WINE. I have installed Windows Media Player 10 and it is able to play this embedded audio file under WINE, but it could use different API.

In the past I tried to configure MCI registry keys so that "wma"="MPEGVideo" in various ways trying to interpret available information, but always failed.

Call to mciSendCommandW I believe should return 0 in order to succeed. Can this possibly work? Does it work for anyone?

14118.930:002c:Ret  KERNEL32.GetDriveTypeW() retval=00000001 ret=7ecc7f66
14118.930:002c:trace:mci:mciSendCommandW => 00000119
14118.930:002c:Ret  winmm.mciSendCommandW() retval=00000119 ret=7e7bd553
14118.930:002c:Call user32.SetCursor(00000000) ret=7e7bd567
14118.930:002c:trace:cursor:SetCursor (nil)
14118.930:002c:Call winex11.drv.SetCursor(00000000) ret=7eb82fc6
14118.930:002c:Ret  winex11.drv.SetCursor() retval=00000000 ret=7eb82fc6
14118.930:002c:Ret  user32.SetCursor() retval=00020054 ret=7e7bd567
14118.930:002c:Call winmm.mciGetErrorStringW(00000119,0034bd44,00000100) ret=7e7b

... and error message that will show up in message box:

14118.930:002c:trace:resource:LoadStringW L"Cannot determine the device type from the given filename extension." loaded !

1 Answer 1


Not by default but you can follow the instructions in this blog to enable it. The article is titled: Enabling WMA support under Wine in Linux. You'll have to download Windows Media Player 10 to do this.

  • Already have it, installing it did not help.
    – Rumca
    Feb 6, 2014 at 23:41
  • You might want to check this tutorial as well: thestrayworld.com/2010/04/23/…. But from the sound of it you may not be able to get playback working.
    – slm
    Feb 7, 2014 at 1:15
  • Also is your interest in just playing back .wma files?
    – slm
    Feb 7, 2014 at 1:16

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