totem movie player doesnt want to play AVI and WMV on Ubuntu 9.04

Asked by maksimm on 2009-07-12

Binary package hint: totem

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.04
Package: totem-gstreamer 2.26.1-0ubuntu5
 LANG=croatian(mac_croatian)
Uname: Linux 2.6.28-13-generic i686

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.04
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/totem-gstreamer
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: totem-gstreamer 2.26.1-0ubuntu5
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: totem
Uname: Linux 2.6.28-13-generic i686

Question information

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Status:
Solved
For:
Ubuntu totem Edit question
Assignee:
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Solved by:
joey.blacksmith
Solved:
2009-07-27
Last query:
2009-07-27
Last reply:
2009-07-26
maksimm (maksim-miletic) said : #1
Jamie Strandboge (jdstrand) said : #2

Thanks for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. We appreciate the difficulties you are facing, but this appears to be a "regular" (non-security) bug. I have unmarked it as a security issue since this bug does not show evidence of allowing attackers to cross privilege boundaries nor directly cause loss of data/privacy. Please feel free to report any other bugs you may find.

maksimm (maksim-miletic) said : #3

OK.But what to do that my player can play movies?

On Fri, Jul 17, 2009 at 10:02 PM, Jamie Strandboge <email address hidden> wrote:

> Thanks for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu
> better. We appreciate the difficulties you are facing, but this appears
> to be a "regular" (non-security) bug. I have unmarked it as a security
> issue since this bug does not show evidence of allowing attackers to
> cross privilege boundaries nor directly cause loss of data/privacy.
> Please feel free to report any other bugs you may find.
>
> ** Visibility changed to: Public
>
> ** This bug is no longer flagged as a security vulnerability
>
> --
> totem movie player doesnt want to play AVI and WMV on Ubuntu 9.04
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/398511
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.
>
> Status in "totem" package in Ubuntu: New
>
> Bug description:
> Binary package hint: totem
>
> ProblemType: Bug
> Architecture: i386
> DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.04
> Package: totem-gstreamer 2.26.1-0ubuntu5
> LANG=croatian(mac_croatian)
> Uname: Linux 2.6.28-13-generic i686
>
> ProblemType: Bug
> Architecture: i386
> DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.04
> ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/totem-gstreamer
> NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
> Package: totem-gstreamer 2.26.1-0ubuntu5
> ProcEnviron:
> LANG=en_US.UTF-8
> SHELL=/bin/bash
> SourcePackage: totem
> Uname: Linux 2.6.28-13-generic i686
>

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hydrid (hydrid-ubuntu) said : #4

try vlc player it plays almost everything out there. And exept that there are many other players to choose from the ubuntu add/remove programs.

maksimm (maksim-miletic) said : #5

Thanks.

On Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 10:49 AM, maksimm <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> Your question #77736 on totem in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/totem/+question/77736
>
> maksimm posted a new comment:
>
>
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Hello maksimm,
please mark your question as "solved" if everything is alright now.
Best regards

maksimm (maksim-miletic) said : #7

Thanks joey.blacksmith, that solved my question.

gear3895 (gear3895) said : #8

If VLC or Totem doesn't work, and you want to watch dvd movies or play downloaded flv video files and mp3 files in Ubuntu Linux,
Google for "flv flash Totem internal data stream vlc undf"
... it's better to install everything in 32 bit, even if you have a 64 bit machine, as there are something missing in 64 bit depository like drivers, codecs,...

Play mp3 and dvd under Ubuntu install skype googleearth acroread and other stuffs using Medibuntu

First please install https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats

You need to have extra repositories enabled..

Please first enable the universe and multiverse repository:

Open System → Administration → Software sources → [ Tab Ubuntu software ]

enable "Community-maintained Open Source software ( universe )"
enable "Proprietary drivers for devices ( restricted )"
enable "Software restrictecd by copyright or legal issue ( multiverse )"

Close and confirm the repository reload.

Then open a Terminal from the menu Applications→Accessories→Terminal

Tip: right click with mouse on the terminal title caption and select the item "Always on Top" doing this you will force the terminal window to stay on top of the other windows and you will find very easy to copy single row from this web page into the terminal...
Something more about using the terminal https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UsingTheTerminal

Then type or better copy and paste a row a time then press enter:
(Tip: select the single row to copy then right click into the terminal and to quick paste click with middle button of mouse )

and type or better copy and paste:

sudo aptitude install vlc smplayer mplayer

To get better dvd playback and optional packages here the medibuntu available software list http://packages.medibuntu.org/
you need to add the medibuntu http://www.medibuntu.org/ repository to your /etc/apt/sources.list file:
( here the medibuntu howto https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu but see below )

In short please open a Terminal from the menu Applications → Accessories → Terminal and type or copy and paste:

sudo wget http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/$(lsb_release -cs).list --output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list; sudo apt-get -q update; sudo apt-get --yes -q --allow-unauthenticated install medibuntu-keyring; sudo apt-get -q update

-- give your user password when requested, you don't see nothing when you type it, then press enter

Now to install, type:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras libxine1-ffmpeg non-free-codecs
sudo aptitude install libdvdread3 libdvdnav4 libdvdcss2 regionset gnome-mplayer
sudo aptitude install gstreamer0.10-pitfdll gstreamer0.10-plugins-good
sudo aptitude install gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly-multiverse

Then to install the codecs if you are using:
-- a Ubuntu 32 bits:
sudo aptitude install w32codecs
-- a Ubuntu 32 bits:
sudo apt-get install w64codecs

give your user password when requested, you don't see nothing when you type it, then press enter.

Then to play encrypted dvd please read: http://www.ubuntugeek.com/playing-encrypted-dvds-in-ubuntu.html

You can also install other Medibuntu repository provided optional software http://packages.medibuntu.org/ :

sudo apt-get install skype
sudo apt-get install googleearth
sudo apt-get install acroread

Hope this helps