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stisoulreaper
November 6th, 2009, 08:31 AM
I apologize if this is posted elsewhere, but I haven't found any solutions on the forum which can help me. First off, I'm a bit of a newb, so I'm not familiar with any advanced operations. That being said, I do know how to enter code in the terminal, navigate nautilis and check the synaptic package manager.

Now on to the problem:

I am completely unable to run any videos in any of the video playback programs I have installed (VLC, Mplayer and Movie Player). When I try to open a video, the player opens up for a moment, then closes automatically. I don't get any error messages, and audio works fine with mplayer and vlc (but not movie player). I have tried purging vlc and reinstalling it, to no avail. I even deleted the VLC files in /.config but there was no effect.

As far as I know, my system is fully updated. Does anyone know of a solution to my problem that I could try?

4Orbs
November 6th, 2009, 08:49 AM
There is a sticky thread at the top of this forum "Comprehensive Multimedia and Video How-To". Follow the instructions step-by-step for your version of Ubuntu, and when you finish the how-to... your media should play.

andrew.46
November 6th, 2009, 11:10 AM
Hi stisoulreaper,


Does anyone know of a solution to my problem that I could try?

Often this means that the video-out device selected by your program will not work on your system. This can be tested in vlc for example by going to:

Tools --> Preferences --> Video --> Output

and selecting an alernative like 'x11 video output'.

Andrew

stisoulreaper
November 8th, 2009, 01:07 AM
Hi stisoulreaper,



Often this means that the video-out device selected by your program will not work on your system. This can be tested in vlc for example by going to:

Tools --> Preferences --> Video --> Output

and selecting an alernative like 'x11 video output'.

Andrew


Thanks a lot - This fixed the problem for VLC, as well as for mplayer (when i followed the same steps in mplayer's preferences.

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There is a sticky thread at the top of this forum "Comprehensive Multimedia and Video How-To". Follow the instructions step-by-step for your version of Ubuntu, and when you finish the how-to... your media should play.

I haven't read through this yet (no time yet), but I will, as the problem has yet to be resolved in movie player.

Thanks for the help!!