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July 6th, 2008, 10:58 PM
I just did a fresh install of Hardy 8.04 and after loading all the necessary restricted files in order to view Quicktime movie trailers (.mov) as well as Windows video files (,wmv) I found I could not view them. I would get the MPlayer plugin showing on the screen and audio, but no video.

After struggling with this issue for a while, I remembered that during the install of Hardy I was offered the option of installing the proprietary Hardware Driver for my ATI graphics card: xorg-driver-fglrx which I did.

I uninstalled this driver from System>Administration>Hardware Drivers, rebooted and found that I had no further problems viewing Quicktime and Windows video files.

My graphics card is the ATI Radeon 9800 on my ASUS/AMD computer.

I have another computer: an HP Presario that has a mother board with an internal graphics card (ATI RS480 (Raden Xpress 200G Series) and I have the xorg-driver-fglrx installed and I have no problems viewing .wmv and .mov files. Go figure!

Hope this helps someone. :KS