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It skips forward on unpausing.

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smitty_the_smith Monday 21 October 2013 at 11:25
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Using POL w/ Wine version 1.7.4 (current as of this post) and using the "Library" POL_Install_wmp10 (Install Windows Media Player 10) it works fairly well.

Things that work: It downloads, plays mp3 audiobooks, and has a bookmark manager.

Things that don't work: Upgrading security on the WMP10, also when unpausing it skips forward.  It freezes up every hour or so, but I just xkill it and start it again. There's too much searching around for where I stopped, but it's managable.


What I haven't tested yet: PDFs, returning media, file transfers or CD burning.

Edited by smitty_the_smith

smitty_the_smith Monday 21 October 2013 at 11:27
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Also haven't tested file transfers or CD burning.
smitty_the_smith Tuesday 22 October 2013 at 21:16
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Ronin DUSETTE Tuesday 22 October 2013 at 21:21
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Did you install it via POL or Wine? Im just curious how it works for you and what you had to do to get it installed. :)

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smitty_the_smith Tuesday 22 October 2013 at 21:29
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It works fairly well. The skipping forward problem is a hassle and it crashes occasionally. POL was a lot easier than other install attempts I've made, also more successful.
Mostly I just downloaded the file from http://omc.overdrive.com/windows.php and installed it manually via POL There were some library dependancies that I found on wineHQ (still looking that up) but as I already had all those installed it didn't occur to me to list that at the time.

P.S. I almost forgot an important library is POL_Install_tahoma

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Ronin DUSETTE Tuesday 22 October 2013 at 21:42
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Ah. ok. Yeah. Isnt it funny how not having a damn font can stop a program dead in its tracks? lol

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smitty_the_smith Tuesday 22 October 2013 at 21:55
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Yep, you'd think you could just use a different font, but no. 

BTW I have the habit of retconning my posts rather than posting a redaction. Is that alright or is that bad nettiquette?

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Ronin DUSETTE Tuesday 22 October 2013 at 21:58
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Yeah. Im sure there is a specific reason for that, in terms of how Windows games are developed. I know There are other compatible fonts for other fonts, but yeah. I was always a little in the grey about why its so picky. Linux/X doesnt care, as most of the time it will use whatever font the user/theme chose. Though, I have to imagine that the font requirements are hardcoded into the game itself or something like that. lol

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smitty_the_smith Tuesday 22 October 2013 at 23:47
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I imagine it has something to do with the homogeneity. McDonald's has a motto ~"a person who comes into a McDonald's knows what to expect. Every McDonald's provides the same experience." I imagine it's something like that. Also sometimes a weird font will overlap other stuff.
Ronin DUSETTE Tuesday 22 October 2013 at 23:52
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Oh, I understand that part. lol. Thats what I figured it was. :D

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smitty_the_smith Friday 25 October 2013 at 8:03
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Can't get it to play WMA files. Anyone know a fix for that? It's just a windows media player issue. WMP 10 won't do a security upgrade for OverDrive and I can't see to find settings for WMP 11. Will be trying that tho.
Ronin DUSETTE Friday 25 October 2013 at 16:18
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Install the wmpcodes into your virtual drive.

PlayOnLinux -> Configure -> select the virtual drive you are aiming at -> Install Components tab -> wmpcodecs

That should do it.

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