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    All videos are crashing across ubuntu partitions

    My new Ubuntu Studio 20 is not playing any videos from files. Whether its VLC or Parole, they all crash at the 5 second mark.

    I can watch online videos such as youtube, but anything from a file on my laptop stops playing. The screen goes black but the program itself does not close: the video just stops.

    I'd greatly appreciate some help with this please. I've been trying to figure this out for a few days now & still no luck. Pretty please with cherries on top: I'd really like to solve this.
    Last edited by spencer2; August 6th, 2020 at 06:01 AM.

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    Re: All videos are crashing across ubuntu partitions

    Please post the hardware specifications, namely the graphics.

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    Re: All videos are crashing across ubuntu partitions

    Any better with mpv? If so, install SMPlayer for a nice GUI front-end.

    Code:
    sudo apt install mpv smplayer
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    Re: All videos are crashing across ubuntu partitions

    Quite a head scratcher.

    Some ideas for investigation:
    a. Is there enough /tmp space.
    b. Is there Swap space.
    c. Run top in a terminal and watch it.
    d. If the screens go black, run OpenSSH and log in from another machine to observe what is happening.

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