Okayy, So I spent some time trying to get ubuntu to play out .wmv files, it took me a little while to figure that out. Here is how:

You can use synaptic manager and search for it. Or, you could download it using this command

sudo apt-get install mplayer

“Medibuntu (Multimedia, Entertainment & Distractions In Ubuntu) is a repository of packages that cannot be included into the Ubuntu distribution for legal reasons (copyright, license, patent, etc).”

To download this packages, we use:

sudo wget –output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/$(lsb_release -cs).list && sudo apt-get –quiet update && sudo apt-get –yes –quiet –allow-unauthenticated install medibuntu-keyring && sudo apt-get –quiet update

Quite a large command xD.

sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

I hope this helps =).

Have a good day!!