I had been using mint 4 for a few months and three days ago I decided to wipe my computer and do a fresh install of Elyssa. I love it. Yesterday i noticed that whenever I open a video (any media player, any video file type) it sometimes shows a .2 second clip of the video I want to watch and then just goes to a black screen, and continues to show the black screen for the remainder of the video. I installed the K-lite codec pack to try and fix it, I also tried reinstalling my ATI video drivers via Envy-ng. Nothing worked, but I found an even more confusing and frusturating part of the problem: If I have any video 'playing' with its black screen, as long as its actually 'playing' I can open any video in any media player (my choices are totem, vlc, mplayer) and it will play just fine.
Has anyone seen this, and what can I do to fix it, thanks!