could not play videos

Asked by utpal on 2009-03-16

Binary package hint: totem

while opening movies suitable codec is not available .
inform availability.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon Mar 16 21:35:03 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 7.10
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/totem
Package: totem-gstreamer 2.20.0-0ubuntu3
PackageArchitecture: i386
ProcCmdline: totem
ProcCwd: /home/utpal
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games
 LANG=en_IN
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: totem
Uname: Linux utpal 2.6.22-14-generic #1 SMP Sun Oct 14 23:05:12 GMT 2007 i686 GNU/Linux
UnreportableReason: This is not a genuine Ubuntu package

Question information

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Last query:
2009-03-21
Last reply:
2009-03-21

This question was originally filed as bug #343737.

utpal (utpal57) said : #1
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) 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.

Torsten Franz (torsten.franz) said : #3

Hello,

when the codecs is not available, you have to install the codecs.

You can install the codecs with:

sudo apt-get install w32codecs ubuntu-restricted-extras

Perhaps you also have to insert the source medibuntu to your system.

Torsten

Sam_ (and-sam) said : #4

Not sure if Totem in 7.10 [Gutsy] offered automatically to install codecs.
Please take a look in Synaptic (package manager), search 'gstreamer' and install packages so called 'ugly' and 'bad', not sure if they're available for 7.10.
Don't worry about the labels, the quality is good, it's about 'restricted formats'.
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Multimedia

utpal (utpal57) said : #5

thank you for your response. finally i have found the solutions from
add/remove programms. actually the "download from" - main server option was
disabled by default.after enabling it i could able to instal suitable
package managers to run the softwares correctly.
with regards

On Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 1:03 AM, Sam <email address hidden>wrote:

> Your question #64327 on totem in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/totem/+question/64327
>
> Sam proposed the following answer:
> Not sure if Totem in 7.10 [Gutsy] offered automatically to install codecs.
> Please take a look in Synaptic (package manager), search 'gstreamer' and
> install packages so called 'ugly' and 'bad', not sure if they're available
> for 7.10.
> Don't worry about the labels, the quality is good, it's about 'restricted
> formats'.
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Multimedia
>
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Sam_ (and-sam) said : #6

Fine, although it makes me wonder, because official servers which are listed usually offer the same packages. Off course packages list has to be up to date also, this can be done by reloading it in Synaptic
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SynapticHowto

or in a terminal.
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AptGet/Howto

Fernando (fernando-garza310) said : #7

A little help. I'm new to Ubuntu and I'm trying to install a file to view DVDs. I found Dragon Play, but when I tried install I get a "Linux-image-2.27.xx.x generic" error. It tries to recover but can't and I am not able to view any movies.

I see that you can download from main server by enabling the option (not sure if this will fix my issue), but I look in Add/Remove Applications and I can't find the option to enable it.

A little help please...

utpal (utpal57) said : #8

friend,
go to application---add/remove---preferences---- software sources---ubuntu
software--check the boxes. after doing this, i think you will be able to get
the required supporting application.

On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 10:53 AM, Fernando <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> Your question #64327 on totem in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/totem/+question/64327
>
> Fernando requested for more information:
> A little help. I'm new to Ubuntu and I'm trying to install a file to
> view DVDs. I found Dragon Play, but when I tried install I get a
> "Linux-image-2.27.xx.x generic" error. It tries to recover but can't
> and I am not able to view any movies.
>
> I see that you can download from main server by enabling the option (not
> sure if this will fix my issue), but I look in Add/Remove Applications
> and I can't find the option to enable it.
>
> A little help please...
>
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> To answer this request for more information, you can either reply to
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> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/totem/+question/64327
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> You received this question notification because you are a direct
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Sam_ (and-sam) said : #9

Fernando,
to choose 'main server' please navigate on the panel to system administration -> software sources
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories/Ubuntu#Ubuntu%20Software%20Tab

To avoid conflicts in the future you may work with Synaptic (advanced package manager), it's a fine tool, shows dependencies and gives informative hints. ##link was mentioned above

About playing DVD
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats/PlayingDVDs

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