eksatx wrote:Now for the rant: it sure seems like I see lots of posts from people not being able to get multimedia stuff like this to work. What gives?
It is a common conflict. Compiz works great for a lot of people. Video playback works great for almost everyone. Many people get full motion video without disabling Compiz. The default desktop theme for Mint enables minimal Compiz, but for some people (me included) this is too much.
Disable compiz thusly:
R-click the desktop
L-click Change Desktop Background
L-click Visual Effects (tab)
L-slick None (radio button)
Re-enable it from the same screen if you so desire.