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    media player closes

    when i try to play a movie on either player totem or vlc the movie is there and all is good till i try to enlarge the screen or full screen it the entire window closes on me,i dont know why??

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    Re: media player closes

    Start these applications from a terminal (<alt>+F2 and type gnome-terminal.
    In the terminal type the application name ex. "totem"). Then try enlarging the screen and since it crashes post the output of the console here to see what is going on.
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    Re: media player closes

    i dont know what you mean? how do i start the app. from the terminal ,do i type alt f2 in the terminal? could you explain a little easier for a noob? i know how to get the terminal open i tryed hitting alt F2 and nothing happened.

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    Re: media player closes

    how do i know what my gnome terminal is?

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    Re: media player closes

    well i tryed a few things and something came upit said bash command not found due to
    unexpected token

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    Re: media player closes

    this is the error message i get when it starts the search for codecs..

    siddhartha@siddhartha-desktop:~$ totem
    ** Message: don't know how to handle video/x-xvid, framerate=(fraction)25/1, width=(int)480, height=(int)368
    ** Message: don't know how to handle audio/mpeg, mpegversion=(int)1, layer=(int)3, rate=(int)48000, channels=(int)2, codec_data=(buffer)0100000000004f0101000000
    ** Message: Error: You do not have a decoder installed to handle this file. You might need to install the necessary plugins.
    gstplaybasebin.c(2284): prepare_output (): /play

    ** Message: Missing plugin: gstreamer|0.10|totem|MPEG-1 Layer 3 (MP3) decoder|decoder-audio/mpeg, mpegversion=(int)1, layer=(int)3 (MPEG-1 Layer 3 (MP3) decoder)
    ** Message: Missing plugin: gstreamer|0.10|totem|XVID MPEG-4 decoder|decoder-video/x-xvid (XVID MPEG-4 decoder)

    ** (gnome-codec-install:6088 ): WARNING **: return value of custom widget handler was not a GtkWidget
    ** Message: Missing plugin installation failed: installer-exit-unclean
    Last edited by sidney_jec; June 10th, 2008 at 03:42 PM.

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