Comment 4 for bug 664848

Doug McMahon (mc3man) wrote :

The sample provided is a VC-1 wmv (or at least appears to be
By default mplayer will use dmo if available, some VC-1/wmv3 files can't be decoded properly, most others can though -
ffmpeg can decode VC-1/wmv3 and at this point does a better job on most if not all.

So if you went for example this it should play back fine
 mplayer -vc ffwmv3 /path/to/yourfile

(also note that ffwmv3vdpau will work on your sample - at least here
You can if desired set mplayer to use ffmpeg first with this in your .mplayer/config
vfm=ffmpeg