Hello. Although I am not a Linux newbie but that doesn't mean that I know what I'm doing a lot of the time. I have used several versions of Ubuntu in the past but I just cannot settle down with that distro. I have used and really like PCLinuxOS Gnome but I couldn't get it to install on this desktop -- a Dell Pentium 4 that used to have Windows XP on it. So I installed Mint Gloria and I really like it. It seems to be stable and everything works, even YouTube videos and Pidgin. Music CDs play on Rhythmbox and VLC. However, I'm having a problem with the Totem Music Player.
After downloading an email with a video attachment from yahoo mail, I tried to play it with the default player, which is Movie Player. but as soon as I clicked on the download, MP vanished from the desktop. So I went to the package manager and downloaded Ubuntu-restricted extras and tried again. Same thing happened. So after using Search, I found what I hoped was a solution. I opened a terminal and typed sudo apt-get install totem-gstreamer. After I typed 'y', it downloaded and installed some more programs.
This time, after opening Movie Player, clicking on Movie and highlighting the video I wanted, the movie played -- just for a second and then it vanished. After clicking on the highlighted movie again, I get a small 'An error occurred - internal data stream error' box.
I'm not sure what to do next. Any suggestions? I've tried to follow the forum rules on this but sometimes you just don't know what to look for. Thanks.