View Full Version : [ubuntu] Ubuntu won't play MOV files... :(

June 1st, 2010, 09:41 PM
So there are some MOV files that my Ubuntu 10.04 doesn't play. Yes I have restricted extras installed but it just doesn't play it.. I got this clip from movietools.info (http://bit.ly/cleCqS) and it says "This animation is a Quicktime-file and includes an alpha channel for transparency information." It plays just fine on Windows but not on Linux. What other codecs or players do i need to install to pay this file? http://bit.ly/cleCqS

June 1st, 2010, 09:45 PM
Find VLC in the Software Center, and use that to open your MOV files.

June 1st, 2010, 09:48 PM
If that fails to work then you could try converting it to a file that will play, avidemux works great for situations like that.

June 1st, 2010, 09:50 PM
VLC says "No suitable decoder module:
VLC does not support the audio or video format "mjp2". Unfortunately there is no way for you to fix this."

June 1st, 2010, 09:51 PM

June 1st, 2010, 09:58 PM
Also "Mplayer" is something to try, It plays many codecs by default and mjp2 is one of them. I just found out that it plays mjp2 on a website after I thought "what the heck is mjp2" lol.

June 1st, 2010, 10:00 PM
hmm... i've installed a bunch of codecs and mplayer i also have but still not working.. can anyone try to download this video clip and see if it works for you guys please? http://bit.ly/cleCqS

June 1st, 2010, 10:13 PM
Well I downloaded it and something seams off. Firstly one would play but it was all sort of static. Then the other refused just like you described so I threw it into avidemux and its just green. nothing else. So it must be for some Windows program because I read on that website that you can use some program to change the colors.

June 1st, 2010, 10:20 PM
well in windows you can use VLC or Quictime to play it and it works fine.. i guess gstream is outdated..