View Full Version : [ubuntu] cant play any video files.....

February 21st, 2009, 09:07 AM
hi, just now i installed ubuntu ultimate 2.0.... its very nice.... fast and clean.... looks great also....
but the problem is i can only play audio files... bu tnot the video files...
whenever i click on the video files, for ex; avi files vlc player or any other player just pops up and suddenly escapes to nowhere... i dont know where it goes... its not there in panel or desktop/not minimised.....
i am really worried about it....

should i have to install any codec or any drivers???? i havent updated the softwares yet..which is around 350mb..... what could be the real reason for this????

please help me.... i wanna use this linux without any problems....
i dont wanna go back to windows... help me solving this problem pls.....:(

February 21st, 2009, 09:31 AM
be sure you installed w32codecs.

Please post the output of terminal when vlc etc closes.I am guessing it is xorg.conf type problem

February 21st, 2009, 09:44 AM
I find it useful to install the ubuntu restricted extras package. It contains many video codecs, the flash plugin for firefox and a lot of audio codecs.

Also, try installing another video player, such as mplayer. I once had a problem similar to you, and it stopped once I started using mplayer. Using a different player will treat the symptoms, and it might cure the problem.

Best of luck,