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June 13th, 2009, 05:43 AM
I am a newbie.I recently upgraded from ubuntu 8.10 to ubuntu 9.04. I was unable to play videos with totem so I installed VLC and I am still unable to play. If I launch a video with totem or VLC a window pops up but immediately closes off. I will be greatful for any help. Thanks.

June 13th, 2009, 07:58 AM
Please provide more info to make help possible.
Not clear if your problem is caused by the upgrade.
What type of video (extension).
Have you installed codecs (ubuntu-restricted-extras or gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly)

June 14th, 2009, 03:51 PM
Thanks cotcot.
none of the videos play, any format.
i think i have installed the codecs required, i have gstreamer installed also.
after searching around it seems that a lot of people are having similar problems with jaunty including problems relating to video card drivers.
my video card is Intel Corporation 82865G Integrated Graphics Controller.
i tried to revert the video card driver to older version but without success.
an interesting phenomenon though was that i was able to play videos either in vlc or totem while rhythm box was running. as soon as i closed the rhythm box the videos all closed.
though it was all frustrating i like to think it as a learning experience and thanks for the support.