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RussW210
September 11th, 2008, 01:54 PM
Hello everyone,

I am getting a bit frustrated with the sound and video settings, constantly having to tweak and adjust. It seems like every day there is something new from the synaptic package manager that needs to be downloaded in order to use a different function of a media player, see an online video, or even just play sound in an emulator.

I have followed this guide for an Easy Media Code Installation:

http://www.ubuntu1501.com/2008/04/easy-media-codec-installation-for-hardy.html

Then, yesterday (before downloading the recommended packages listed on that website), someone recommended that there might be something wrong with my pulse audio and that is why my .avi movies taken from my camera and certain online movies (aside from youtube) would run slow. So he told me to go here:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...ight=audio+fix

And I didn't follow all the instructions but I installed all the packages and it fixed the problem... sort of.

My computer is new: Q6600 Quad Core Processor, 3GB RAM, 128MB ATI HD 2400 Video Card.

Yet I still get issues that come up every now and then... does anyone have a website or a guide I can follow for installing necessary codecs and plug-ins for Ubuntu Hardy? I hate to have to ask a question or two every day and come back with the solution that a new package needed to be downloaded.

I just want to play movies (all file types), play emulators+roms, play any kind of video clip on online websites, etc.

Also, VLC player is giving me a problem with my .avi videos taken from my digital camera... when I try to read them off my external hard drive. It gives me the error: "Unable to open 'file:///media/250GB%20HDD/MUSIC,%20PICS,%20VIDEOS%20250/PICTURES+VIDEOS%20250/Family/MVI_0011.AVI'.

Why would it be unable to open?

Thanks

RussW210
September 11th, 2008, 02:09 PM
I seem to have found the kind of link I was looking for: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=766683

When I get home, I'll try installing everything recommended there and see if it fixes my video problems.

L Campbell
September 11th, 2008, 02:18 PM
Hello everyone,

I am getting a bit frustrated with the sound and video settings, constantly having to tweak and adjust. It seems like every day there is something new from the synaptic package manager that needs to be downloaded in order to use a different function of a media player, see an online video, or even just play sound in an emulator.

I have followed this guide for an Easy Media Code Installation:

http://www.ubuntu1501.com/2008/04/easy-media-codec-installation-for-hardy.html



Then, yesterday (before downloading the recommended packages listed on that website), someone recommended that there might be something wrong with my pulse audio and that is why my .avi movies taken from my camera and certain online movies (aside from youtube) would run slow. So he told me to go here:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...ight=audio+fix

And I didn't follow all the instructions but I installed all the packages and it fixed the problem... sort of.

My computer is new: Q6600 Quad Core Processor, 3GB RAM, 128MB ATI HD 2400 Video Card.

Yet I still get issues that come up every now and then... does anyone have a website or a guide I can follow for installing necessary codecs and plug-ins for Ubuntu Hardy? I hate to have to ask a question or two every day and come back with the solution that a new package needed to be downloaded.

I just want to play movies (all file types), play emulators+roms, play any kind of video clip on online websites, etc.

Also, VLC player is giving me a problem with my .avi videos taken from my digital camera... when I try to read them off my external hard drive. It gives me the error: "Unable to open 'file:///media/250GB%20HDD/MUSIC,%20PICS,%20VIDEOS%20250/PICTURES+VIDEOS%20250/Family/MVI_0011.AVI'.

Why would it be unable to open?

Thanks

Have you looked at this :-

http://www.ubuntugeek.com/install-mplayer-and-multimedia-codecs-libdvdcss2w32codecsw64codecs-in-ubuntu-804-hardy-heron.html