View Full Version : [ubuntu] Videos don't play properly sometimes

May 22nd, 2008, 05:32 PM
Sometimes when i use ubuntu, no matter which media player i use (i've tried 5) it just either doesn't play the video or plays it really slowly with no audio. This happens with various different types of video files. I tried to play a DVD earlier (The Truman Show, if anybodys interested.) but it started by playing it really slow (about 1/10 or something) and with no audio and then changed to not playing at all.

Why is this happening and what can i do to stop it?

May 22nd, 2008, 07:00 PM
what version of ubuntu is this?
Check that dma is enabled/on.
On earlier versions of ubuntu this is how it was done

sudo hdparm /dev/hda
/dev/hda would be your harddrive for the cd/dvd drive it would be /dev/hdd etc.
In hardy heron however this is different
So try this fix http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=4615284