Not able to play videos

Asked by kn4ma on 2006-09-10

I am not able to play any types of movies at all in movie player. When I click on the movie to play it it just sits there. If I try to play a movie off CD the CD will spin and the quit and still nothing happens.

I thought it might be due to lack of codecs and that's another issue can't find where and how to download and install the codecs.


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Dean Sas (dsas) said : #1
Andrew Hunter (rexbron) said : #2

Another possibility is to check out Easy Ubuntu.

kn4ma (kn4ma47) said : #3

Sorry did not help. I'm not a programmer could not make heads ot tails out
any of it.

On 9/10/06, Andrew Hunter <email address hidden> wrote:
> Support request #1751 on Ubuntu changed:
> Comment:
> Another possibility is to check out Easy Ubuntu.

kn4ma (kn4ma47) said : #4

Now I have sound, but no video. I did every thing posible to get this all working but half fixed. I downloaded the codecs and went to the groups and no luck.

Following the restricted formats page should fix your problem.

Basically, open a terminal (click Applications --> Accessories --> Terminal) and then type apt-get install PackageNameHere

Replace PackageNameHere with each of the packages listed on the page.

You will need to probably add a number of Ubuntu Universe and Multiverse software repositories first as outlined (with pictures) here:


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