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If you are having problems with multimedia look here.

Postby exploder on Sat May 10, 2008 2:23 pm

This is a great resource.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=766683

I thought this may be of help to some. Make sure you use the right versions depending on the system's base.
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Re: If you are having problems with multimedia look here.

Postby Husse on Sat May 10, 2008 3:09 pm

Seems to be a great howto - I'll make this sticky
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Re: If you are having problems with multimedia look here.

Postby GrayWizardLinux on Sat May 10, 2008 6:07 pm

Thanks Exploder! Nice link.
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Re: If you are having problems with multimedia look here.

Postby Fred on Sun May 11, 2008 12:27 am

exploder,

Good post. Thanks!

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Re: If you are having problems with multimedia look here.

Postby MagnusB on Sun Jul 06, 2008 7:56 pm

Got a bit confused, just saw apt-get remove and then it listed a ton of the codecs regularly used for multimedia, a closer inspection revealed the && apt-get install :D
Anyway great link.
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Re: If you are having problems with multimedia look here.

Postby Enrico on Sun Sep 21, 2008 7:35 am

Nice, i have sound on my system working with version 4, all the sound in mozilla also works exept flash streaming! (Youtube, hyves.nl and music-planet.nl)

I downloaded everything and also changed the configuration.

Can somebody help me in this case? (i'm also a newbe with linux mint!)

Thanx, Enrico
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Re: If you are having problems with multimedia look here.

Postby Garybabs on Fri Jan 02, 2009 12:19 am

Hi, I just upgraded to Mint6 today and i have to say that i am loving it. However i am running the os on a verry old dell latitude and im pretty sure my hardware is well behind. Im having problems playing dvds off my comptuer, i was wonder if anyone could help me find a way that i can get some software that will allow me to so this.. Thank alot, and thank you for Mint 6
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Re: If you are having problems with multimedia look here.

Postby bgast1 on Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:02 pm

Isn't most or all of this stuff already set up in Mint by default? Most of the time when I am having trouble with DVD playback I just disable 3D effects.
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Re: If you are having problems with multimedia look here.

Postby exploder on Sun Jan 11, 2009 8:38 pm

Isn't most or all of this stuff already set up in Mint by default? Most of the time when I am having trouble with DVD playback I just disable 3D effects.


Yes, but people do occasionally run into problems and that link holds a lot of answers to common problems.
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Re: If you are having problems with multimedia look here.

Postby bmbrown on Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:34 am

Stock install into a USB thumbdrive. Latest version [current to the end of december anyway...]
I am new user.

When browsing folders containing MP3 files, the mouse moving over an icon will cause sound to start up and play whatever the mouse curser is hovering over. [sound engine is, currently, ALSA.
This process causes conflict either by playing of the media [annoying] or worse.
It has resulted, a few times, in my system halting. I am sure this is just a little thing and I am sure it is The User [me] not doing something correctly. There is a lot going on in this distro, a lot of choices. I am a bit lost sometimes. That is not a complaint. I really like Mint and I know that Mint attempts to work in as many systems and confs as is possible. I appreciate that.

If some nice people make me happy with considerate response, I will send each of you 1762 Canadian Dollars
just kidding ;)

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Pretty tired of that loop
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Re: If you are having problems with multimedia look here.

Postby exploder on Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:44 am

There is a setting in Nautilus where you can tell it not to play sample sounds.
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Re: If you are having problems with multimedia look here.

Postby bmbrown on Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:10 am

exploder wrote:There is a setting in Nautilus where you can tell it not to play sample sounds.


"Nautilus Actions Configuration" is what I found in the pull-up menu....
and I am not sure that is what you refer to. I see some options for altering system sounds, but I have not found an option stating "sample sounds"
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Couple weeks back, after a nice few weeks of playing around, I made a change in some MM settings that resulted in a horrible, high volume hissing from my speakers. I could not shut it off until after a cold boot, I could not figure out how to disable it and the Linux on the other partition also, SOMEHOW, began emiting the horrible noise. I am, hehe, a little reluctant to fart around while guessing. I do that too much.

Thanks.
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Re: If you are having problems with multimedia look here.

Postby exploder on Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:26 am

Open Nautilus, then Edit, Preferences, Preview tab, change "preview sound files:" to "Never" from the drop down dialogue. This will turn off the feature.
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Re: If you are having problems with multimedia look here.

Postby bmbrown on Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:29 am

Solved
exploder wrote:Open Nautilus, then Edit, Preferences, Preview tab, change "preview sound files:" to "Never" from the drop down dialogue. This will turn off the feature.


I tried. On fishing through various menus I kept on being fased with an enigmatic little windowed app that appeared, to me, like a file manager.
I kept banging my head and kept seeing that file manager. Then, I thought to myself, I should find out where the executable is. It is at

/usr/share/applications

I thought, YES!!!!!!! SO, I went ahead and executed whatever it might have been that I had found....
...
...
Well, it was that file manager.

HAHAHAHAHA.

So I stopped assuming stuff and just followed the little instructions you had given me. Ooooooh, my poor head. Nautilus IS A FILE MANAGER and all sorts of other things, among them, the things you had explained to me.

from some yahoo/google search I checked out:
"...Nautilus is designed to be much more than a visual listing of files, however. It allows you to configure your desktop, configure your Red Hat Linux system..."

Many options are The Way. I knew that.
I didn't know a Nautilus from Tiger Prawn
I sure do now.

I just rattle on like this in the hope any helper here might think:
Hmmm, maybe this bmbrown guy has [made a fundamental user error].
Which I was...

THANK YOU, IT ALL SEEMS FINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: If you are having problems with multimedia look here.

Postby mitcoes on Fri Apr 10, 2009 1:49 pm

I've no problem with gnome version, and VLC, but with the new KDE version I'm testing, DRAGON play all, but VLC only play video without sound for flash and mp4 files.

Also Firefox doesn't play sound of flash videos, but if I download it with download helper dragon does.

I did download multimedia codecs, and it still persists.

there are some bug at any config file, but where?
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Re: If you are having problems with multimedia look here.

Postby gixmi on Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:57 am

Im having problems playing dvds off my comptuer. but your thread really helps me to solve my problem. regards
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Re: If you are having problems with multimedia look here.

Postby Topi-52 on Fri Oct 09, 2009 10:21 am

Hello! No from some yahoo/google search I checked out:
Ubuntu multimedia pack 32.bites

gstreamer0.10-alsa 0.10.22-5 GStreamer plugin for ALSA
gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg 0.10.6.2-1ubuntu2 FFmpeg plugin for GStreamer
gstreamer0.10-gnomevfs 0.10.22-5 GStreamer plugin for GnomeVFS
gstreamer0.10-nice 0.0.5-1build1 ICE library
gstreamer0.10-pitfdll 0.9.1.1+cvs20080215-1ubuntu1 GStreamer plugin for using MS Windows binary
gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad 0.10.11-2ubuntu1 GStreamer plugins from the "bad" set
gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad-multiverse 0.10.11-0ubuntu1 GStreamer plugins from the "bad" set (Multiv
gstreamer0.10-plugins-base 0.10.22-5 GStreamer plugins from the "base" set
gstreamer0.10-plugins-base-apps 0.10.22-5 GStreamer helper programs from the "base" se
gstreamer0.10-plugins-farsight 0.12.10-2 plugins for GStreamer for Audio/Video confer
gstreamer0.10-plugins-good 0.10.14-1ubuntu0.1 GStreamer plugins from the "good" set
gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly 0.10.10.2-1build1 GStreamer plugins from the "ugly" set
gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly-multiverse 0.10.7-2 GStreamer plugins from the "ugly" set (Multi
gstreamer0.10-pulseaudio 0.10.14-1ubuntu0.1 GStreamer plugin for PulseAudio
gstreamer0.10-schroedinger 1.0.5-1 GStreamer plugin for encoding/decoding of Di
gstreamer0.10-tools 0.10.22-1 Tools for use with GStreamer
gstreamer0.10-x 0.10.22-5 GStreamer plugins for X11 and Pango
gstreamer0.10-fluendo-mp3 0.10.7.debian-1 Fluendo mp3 decoder
totem-gstreamer 2.26.1-0ubuntu5 A simple media player for the GNOME des
mplayer32_20070130-1_amd64.deb
one.( mplayer_1.0~rc2-0ubuntu19+mefile:dibuntu1. ) libamrnb3_7.0.0.2-0.1medibuntu1_i386.deb
( mplayer_1.0~rc2-0ubuntu19+medibuntu1. ) libamrwb3_7.0.0.3-0.0medibuntu1_i386.deb
( mplayer_1.0~rc2-0ubuntu19+medibuntu1. ) mplayer_1.0~rc2-0ubuntu19+medibuntu1_i386.deb

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/news.html
http://linux.softpedia.com/progDownload ... 46633.html
http://www.moovida.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=1144
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Re: If you are having problems with multimedia look here.

Postby MarkusR on Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:01 pm

Only problem I've seen so far is that one time even though I closed the browser window, the music kept playing. I rebooted the computer to make it stop (because I was too lazy to look for the process to kill).

It was actually the first time in a while that I saw this. Seems Linux still has some issues with gracious killing of processes.
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Re: If you are having problems with multimedia look here.

Postby Topi-52 on Sun Oct 25, 2009 6:07 am

http://www.ubuntugeek.com/moovida-free- ... ovmp4.html
http://www.moovida.com/screenshots/


Currently Ubuntu on the server of launchpad the moovida program cannot be reached, his more modern new and variant favoured better grammatically is ready inside a couple of drawn days. The old one was taken off too soon,but the new one is found already after a couple of days up. Who started his setup it is not necessary to be worried, dared then smoothly settling the setup ends,and will function properly well. :roll:

NEW:
Install Moovida in Mint

First you need to edit /etc/apt/sources.list file

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list


deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/turl/moovida-turl/ubuntu jaunty main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/turl/moovida-turl/ubuntu jaunty main

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+ppas?name_filter=moovida
https://launchpad.net/~turl/+archive/moovida-turl
Onto the entry of the new data you appear immediately the refreshing in a handler the new packets of the moovida, what he installed promptly properly and the application works perfectly, properly.

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sudo apt-get install dselect ------ sudo dselect


Jukebox muzicplayer Ubuntu gmusicbrowser

Jukebox music player Ubuntu on a system

In an all kinds of topic, many solutions exist in playing our musics so Ubuntu on a system. I present an opportunity as we may choose from our music collection on a much clearer manner hereby.
1) Download and setup
Let us install it in a Synaptic packet handler the gmusicbrowser name packet, or Terminál with the help of the undermentioned command:
sudo apt-get install gmusicbrowser

2) Usage

Let us start it the applications -> sound and video -> gmusicbrowser from a menu item.
Let us click on the appearing little window on the icon row screwdriver which can be found onto an icon to the customization of the settings. The primary one, library inscription we may add our libraries implying musics which can be hit on an ear on the computer to it Ad folder inscription clicking on a button. After we were ready, worthy search after the modified one and deleted numbers at the time of a departure, the search of new numbers at the time of a departure and let him not add the numbers which cannot be played to it to switch opportunities on.
The check now and scan now with pressing buttons going we may make the computer check the current state of the playback list any time meanwhile.
The audio inscription we may customize the sound settings on an ear. Worthy it mplayer packet we may do many sound settings resettled to select that opportunity since it is mplayer in an application alone here.
Layouts inscription on an ear worthy the player the arrangement of a window: opportunity the itunes-like to select a style,apple is similar to the player of jukebox we receive an arrangement. We may customize additional useful opportunities in connection with the appearance of the player on an ear on the same one. The show tray icon opportunity likewise worthy switched on to let, showing signs of an icon appearing on the panel at this time too to regulate some things, that the program would be his head window in a forefront.
Pluginek inscription we know the complements which can be reached by the player on an ear who - and to switch on and these to cut his details to fit person. One of the best functions of the gmusicbrowser the usage of the pre-set and individual filters, with which easily may navigate our bulkiest music collections too. Apart from this the program capable our musics according to a diverse viewpoint sortired, for example: Title, lecturer, album, date stb. his basis. Likewise very good thing, that the program is able to dig out the pictures of the cover of the music albums and in case of need to display.
For the potential lingual or orthographic problems excuse me,because this is only a machine translation because I do not speak it england.
http://squentin.free.fr/gmusicbrowser/g ... owser.html

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Re: If you are having problems with multimedia look here.

Postby ski_phreak on Sun Nov 14, 2010 1:41 am

This guide still works well, even in Mint KDE(4) with that ^*$! flash-player/AMD64/nvidia mess.

There's only two changes I noticed.

icedtea-gcjwebplugin is now replaced with icedtea6-plugin
and
libk3b2-extracodecs is not needed (for KDE4 at least) so I just removed it.

youtube and apple trailers are playing fine again!

Full install code below:
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sudo apt-get remove gnash gnash-common libflashsupport mozilla-plugin-gnash swfdec-mozilla && sudo apt-get install alsa-oss faac faad flashplugin-nonfree ia32-libs ia32-sun-java6-bin icedtea6-plugin liblame0 libtunepimp5-mp3 libxine1-ffmpeg non-free-codecs openjdk-6-jre unrar kmplayer gecko-mediaplayer
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