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Thread: Can't play video files with totem or vlc

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    Can't play video files with totem or vlc

    Hey I have been trying to play .avi files and other formats through totem and vlc but it just shuts down when starting up. I get this error message when running a file through vlc.
    I have also install ubuntu-restricted-extras, and flash. I am not running compiz.



    [????????] x11 video output error: X11 request 132.19 failed with error code 11:
    BadAlloc (insufficient resources for operation)
    X Error of failed request: BadAlloc (insufficient resources for operation)
    Major opcode of failed request: 132 (XVideo)
    Minor opcode of failed request: 19 ()
    Serial number of failed request: 81
    Current serial number in output stream: 82

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    Re: Can't play video files with totem or vlc

    Well, I'm not very good in interpreting codes like that but I think what it means is that your computer does not have enough resources to play video files.

    Can you post here the hardware specs of your computer?
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    Re: Can't play video files with totem or vlc

    Acer Aspire 3680. Integrated Graphics. Intel Celeron M. 1.5G RAM.

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    Re: Can't play video files with totem or vlc

    how much ram do you have and what are your graphics set up like? ie. resolution and amount of video ram?
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    Re: Can't play video files with totem or vlc

    1920*1200. 128mb

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    Re: Can't play video files with totem or vlc

    I fixed problems with my intel card in totem by disabling Xvideo in gstreamer-properties.

    Press alt+f2 and type:
    Code:
    gstreamer-properties
    Under video settings change it from X11/Xv/shm to just X11.

    For VLC:

    Under preferences, go to video, and set it to use x11 video.

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