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    Join Date
    Sep 2007
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    The Woodlands, Texas
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    Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

    videos not playing

    Hi i recently installed ubuntu 8.04 and I love it. I have compiz fusion working nicely and everything is fine except for one thing. When ever i try to play a video in any format (.avi .mpg) all i see is a black screen where the video should be. In totem I have installed the codecs needed, but the player i regularly use, vlc also renders the same problem. In vlc however I can hear the sound. I have an compaq nc6000 laptop with a 1.9ghz processor and a ati radeon 9600 video card. Please help! I also have 2 monitors in use they are cloned. Also when i try metacity --replace the videos play fine which leads me to believe it has to do with my desktop effects.
    Last edited by bartsimson2315; July 29th, 2008 at 05:56 PM.

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