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BlackAce
February 5th, 2009, 04:13 PM
I am trying to play flv files with VLC player which is my player of choice. I was using to Ubunutu and then switched to Mandriva and back to Ubunutu. I didn't have any problems playing them in Mandriva. I downloaded all the GStreamer and abode flash but just get a blue screen for not having the proper codec. Audio is fine. What am I missing???

BlackAce
February 5th, 2009, 04:47 PM
I also follows these instruction for mediunbuntu still no luck.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=943506

I also tried playing them in Totem and Swfdec flash player with no luck either.

wolfen69
February 5th, 2009, 05:47 PM
completely remove flash using synaptic package manager. then:

sudo apt-get clean && sudo apt-get autoremove
then go here (http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/) and download the .deb for ubuntu 8.04+

click to install.

BlackAce
February 5th, 2009, 07:12 PM
Thanks but that didn't work. Still getting a blue when playing downloadeded flv files.

gandaran
February 5th, 2009, 07:55 PM
change the video output/driver in vlc preferences to x11 or xv
you don't need to install codecs for vlc, vlc has it's own codecs!
for .flv files try totem

BlackAce
February 6th, 2009, 06:50 AM
Thats did it THANKS!!!!