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    multimedia codecs

    How do I update my multimedia codecs?

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    Re: multimedia codecs

    what do you mean update? do you mean upgrade?

    Because all updates are provided regulary with all other stuff (bug pathces, security pathces...) via update manager.
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    Re: multimedia codecs

    All I know is VLC once worked and now it doesn't. I have updated and upgraded everything I know how and am now reduced to drawing at straws. Ubuntu is up to date and VLC is up to date. I was wondering if the problem was in the codecs. I'm still fairly new to Linux.

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    Re: multimedia codecs

    Are you trying to play the same file that played before? Explain what you mean by "now it doesn't work". Any errors?

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    Re: multimedia codecs

    Quote Originally Posted by FpCrPnW View Post
    All I know is VLC once worked and now it doesn't. I have updated and upgraded everything I know how and am now reduced to drawing at straws. Ubuntu is up to date and VLC is up to date. I was wondering if the problem was in the codecs. I'm still fairly new to Linux.
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
    will get the latest and greatest.

    To troubleshoot vlc, start it in a terminal (Ctrl-Alt-t):
    Code:
    vlc
    It may show some messages that help pin down the problem.

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