mp4 Videos not playing in ubuntu 18.04

Asked by icdd on 2018-05-22

I can only jump around single frames in the video but it doesn't play, I see no motion. When I reboot the computer I can play 1 to 2 videos before I have this problem. I'd appreciate any help.

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What media players have you tried please?

I assume you are using Ubuntu and not Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu. Make sure you have codes with:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

Obviously change the package name if you are not using Ubuntu.

icdd (icewizard22) said : #3

I'm using lubuntu. The videos don't work on youtube and other sites on the internet, and local video files on my computer I play with gnome mpv.

What Web browser(s) have you tried?

If it's in a browser then it's flash player you are having issues with or is it embedded actual video (rare these days)

icdd (icewizard22) said : #5

I've tried it in firefox and google chrome. I'm using firefox version 60.0.1 and one of the latest google chrome versions.

icdd (icewizard22) said : #6

I'm having the problem both in my browser and with local videos on my computer using gnome mpv to watch them

icdd (icewizard22) said : #7

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.