Movie Player needs "DVD subpicture decoder" and cant find it.

Asked by Kevin Caspersen on 2012-11-07

I am trying to play an mpg file that I created with my Windows system, when I open it in the Ubuntu Movie Player It Says looking forsoftware, then says it cant find (DVD subpicture decoder) and needs it. When I searched The Ubuntu Software center it cant find it either. This new version of Ubuntu is hard to find and install codexes for the media player as opposed to the older version of Ubuntu. Where do I look and how do put it in the Movie Player.

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actionparsnip
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2012-11-07
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I am not playing a DVD it is a small 42.7MB MPEG Video. Is this still the same issue?

The video was created the Video studio movie editor on a Win 2k pro system as a mpg2 file. is their a way of changing the out put so it will be conpatable with the ubuntu system?

Do you also have ubuntu-restricted-extras package installed? I also recommend you install VLC and gnome-mplayer

If you run:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras vlc gnome-mplayer

It will install all 3. If you can give the output of:

uname -a; lsb_release -a

I can give another command to pull in more codecs.

I confirm that I got an answer that did not solve my problem and will use the 'This Solved My Problem' button located at the bottom of the answer to conferm that I got an answer. Although it seems that we are talking apples -n- oranges. The problem with DVDs dosen't seem related to MPG Videos created by my other computer.

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.

alfred (harlock59) said : #7

hello,

i'd be interested for a solution to pull in more codecs

here's the answer to the command lines you provided: Linux harlock59-eMachines-G640 4.13.0-17-generic #20-Ubuntu SMP Mon Nov 6 10:04:08 UTC 2017 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 17.10
Release: 17.10
Codename: artful

i'd like not to install vlc nor gnome-player and try to stick with the xubuntu plain video player

alfred (harlock59) said : #8

i'm trying to play a mkv file, so i guess i need a x264 decoder (or codec) and aac,

alfred (harlock59) said : #9

i tried to install the following packages:

- xubuntu-restricted-extras
- h264enc
- x264
- x265
- libavcodec57
- xmms2-plugin-avcodec
but "parole" video player still doesn't allow me to play my mkv video file, i looked at the .nfo file and it says that the video codec is AVC (advanced video codec)
and audio is AAC
here's what the nfo says:

in fact, i don't really know if it is indeed x264, avc, or mpeg4,
Général
Nom complet : \L'Effet Aquatique (2016 DVDRIP X264).mkv
Format : Matroska
Version du format : Version 4 / Version 2
Taille du fichier : 1,63 Gio
Durée : 1 h 19 min
Débit global moyen : 2 930 kb/s
Date d'encodage : UTC 2017-02-27T10:46:21Z
Application utilisée : HandBrake 1.0.2 2017012200
Bibliothèque utilisée : Lavf57.7.2 / Lavf57.7.2

Vidéo
ID : 1
Format : AVC
Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
Profil du format : <email address hidden>
Paramètres du format, CABAC : Oui
Paramètres du format, RefFrames : 4 images
Identifiant du codec : V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC
Durée : 1 h 19 min
Débit nominal : 2 600 kb/s
Largeur : 720 pixels
Hauteur : 552 pixels
Format à l'écran : 1,85:1
Type d'images/s : Constant
Images par seconde : 25,000 Im/s
Espace de couleurs : YUV
Sous-échantillonnage de la chrominance : 4:2:0
Profondeur des couleurs : 8 bits
Type de balayage : Progressif
Bits/(Pixel*Image) : 0.262
Bibliothèque utilisée : x264 core 148 r2708 86b7198
Paramètres d'encodage : cabac=1 / ref=1 / deblock=1:0:0 / analyse=0x1:0x111 / me=hex / subme=2 / psy=1 / psy_rd=1.00:0.00 / mixed_ref=0 / me_range=16 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=0 / 8x8dct=0 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / fast_pskip=1 / chroma_qp_offset=0 / threads=12 / lookahead_threads=4 / sliced_threads=0 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / interlaced=0 / bluray_compat=0 / constrained_intra=0 / bframes=3 / b_pyramid=2 / b_adapt=1 / b_bias=0 / direct=1 / weightb=1 / open_gop=0 / weightp=1 / keyint=250 / keyint_min=25 / scenecut=40 / intra_refresh=0 / rc_lookahead=10 / rc=2pass / mbtree=1 / bitrate=2600 / ratetol=1.0 / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=0 / qpmax=69 / qpstep=4 / cplxblur=20.0 / qblur=0.5 / vbv_maxrate=50000 / vbv_bufsize=62500 / nal_hrd=none / filler=0 / ip_ratio=1.40 / aq=1:1.00
Default : Oui
Forced : Non
Gamme de couleurs : Limited
Coordonnées de chromaticité : BT.601 PAL
Caractéristiques du transfert : BT.709
Coefficients de la matrice : BT.601

Audio #1
ID : 2
Format : AAC
Format/Info : Advanced Audio Codec
Profil du format : LC
Identifiant du codec : A_AAC
Durée : 1 h 19 min
Canaux : 2 canaux
Position des cannaux : Front: L R
Echantillonnage : 48,0 kHz
Images par seconde : 46,875 Im/s (1024 spf)
Mode de compression : Avec perte
Délai par rapport Vidéo : -21 ms
Titre : Stereo
Langue : Français
Default : Oui
Forced : Non

Audio #2
ID : 3
Format : AAC
Format/Info : Advanced Audio Codec
Profil du format : LC
Identifiant du codec : A_AAC
Durée : 1 h 19 min
Canaux : 2 canaux
Position des cannaux : Front: L R
Echantillonnage : 48,0 kHz
Images par seconde : 46,875 Im/s (1024 spf)
Mode de compression : Avec perte
Délai par rapport Vidéo : -21 ms
Titre : Stereo
Langue : Français
Default : Non
Forced : Non

Texte
ID : 4
Format : VobSub
Identifiant du codec : S_VOBSUB
Identifiant du codec/Info : Picture based subtitle format used on DVDs
Langue : Français
Default : Non
Forced : Non