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September 11th, 2008, 07:56 AM

i can not play any of my music or movie files. Totem comes up when i click on a media file, but nothing happens. So, i tried opening with Mplayer with the same result/experience.
The files are good 100% so i am stumped.
I installed ubuntu extras for all the media codecs.

Any help suggestions gratefully received,

Thank You

September 11th, 2008, 07:58 AM
can u do anything on the web like youtube

September 11th, 2008, 07:58 AM
are you running multiple audio apps at the same time?
are you using alsa?

September 11th, 2008, 07:58 AM
Have you tried http://www.medibuntu.org ?
What formats are you trying to play?
I have not met a format that could not be played by a proper install of smplayer/mplayer, though xine is better for DVDs.

September 11th, 2008, 09:00 AM

Thanks for your responses.

Yes, Youtube, Zattoo tv, Last.fm all worked, hence i was confounded having installed ubuntu extras with all the extra codecs for multimedia including java and flash.
The problem and the solution in the end was simple - Pulseaudio.
I went into System>Preference>Sound and switched from 'Autodetect' to 'Alsa'
Now all my media files audio or .avi etc work again with Totem or Mplayer or whatever else.

Seems Pulseaudio didn't like my system :(

k, Thanks again One and All