View Full Version : [ubuntu] Ubuntu 8.04 freezes when trying to play video files

July 18th, 2009, 06:01 PM

I've configured my second generation MACBOOK for triple boot having installed hardy heron as the third OS with MAC OS X and windows being the other two. I am facing an issue while playing video files. When i double click on a movie file, it opens the file with the default application (movie player) and the whole system freezes. Though i am able to move the mouse, i am unable to click. Even num lock doesn't seem to work. In the beginning, i was able to play movie files on my machine. I must also add here that i am trying to play the movie from an external drive (seagate). However, i am able to play the files from MAC OS X.

Please help.