picture but no sound when playing divx.

Asked by aliali47 on 2008-10-25

Downloaded an avi codec to play divx films. It plays the film but with no sound. Ubuntu hardy heron. Don't know what the name of the codec is. Installed the first one from the list of 3 it gave me.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Sat Oct 25 13:17:19 2008
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/totem-gstreamer
Package: totem-gstreamer 2.22.1-0ubuntu2
PackageArchitecture: i386
SourcePackage: totem
Uname: Linux 2.6.24-19-generic i686

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This question was originally filed as bug #289096.

aliali47 (aliali47) said : #1
Anthony Noto (angusthefuzz) said : #2

Thank you for taking the time to report this issue and helping to make Ubuntu better. Examining the information you have given us, this does not appear to be a bug report so we are closing it and converting it to a question in the support tracker. We appreciate the difficulties you are facing, but it would make more sense to raise problems you are having in the support tracker at https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu if you are uncertain if they are bugs. For help on reporting bugs, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs .

Justin Dugger (jldugger) said : #3

Can you change the totem sidebar from playlist to properties and list what it says there?

aliali47 (aliali47) said : #4

Hi Justin,
Thanks for the suggestion. I realised I could in fact download VLC media player to my PC directly through synaptic package manager in Ubuntu. VLC seems to have ample codecs. Strongly recommend this application to anyone with Ubuntu (or Windows).
Best wishes