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No Video from Movie Player (Solved)

Postby jokersloose » Fri Apr 11, 2008 8:34 pm

Hey all,

I downloaded a few music video's off Frostwire and I can't get any play back. I have audio but no video. Is there a plug in I need? Or something. If someone could please point me too a how to on Movie Player.

Thanks,
James
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Re: No Video from Movie Player

Postby JAK » Fri Apr 11, 2008 9:17 pm

jokersloose wrote:Hey all,

I downloaded a few music video's off Frostwire and I can't get any play back. I have audio but no video. Is there a plug in I need? Or something. If someone could please point me too a how to on Movie Player.

Thanks,
James


Check that you have the appropriate proprietary codecs installed, and VLC is a great universal everything player. Both can be found in the repos through Synaptic.
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Re: No Video from Movie Player

Postby jokersloose » Sat Apr 12, 2008 11:13 am

Check that you have the appropriate proprietary codecs installed


How do I do that?

VLC is a great universal everything player


I did install VLC and when I try too play any of the video's I downloaded it flashes a picture for a split second and then goes black again.

Thanks for the reply,
James

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Re: No Video from Movie Player

Postby proxima_centauri » Sat Apr 12, 2008 11:23 am

jokersloose wrote:How do I do that?

Check synaptic, see if w32codecs, maybe gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg, libdvdcss2 are installed. There may be others, but I think those should cover mostly any format. Also in VLC in synaptic make sure all the plugins under it are installed.
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Re: No Video from Movie Player

Postby jokersloose » Sat Apr 12, 2008 11:59 am

From what I can tell all the plug-ins are installed. I looked at the ones you posted and yep they are installed. I even tried a DVD and get the same thing. Audio no video. This DVD plays on my desktop with Mint, but for some reason it won't play on the laptop.

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Re: No Video from Movie Player

Postby proxima_centauri » Sat Apr 12, 2008 12:37 pm

Hmm I'm stumped. Are you running the laptop through an external monitor? You had the Toshiba lappy right? I'll try and do some searching later tonight/tomorrow as to what your problem is if you can't get a fix - but I got two final exams today - I'll be writing those for most of the day. :(
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Re: No Video from Movie Player

Postby jokersloose » Sat Apr 12, 2008 12:44 pm

Yep it's a Toshiba A105 laptop. Funny thing is everything works with my desktop and I can't see any thing diferent in the set up between the two machines. Thanks for the help :)

Best of luck on your test.

James

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Re: No Video from Movie Player

Postby jokersloose » Sat Apr 12, 2008 1:06 pm

I ran sudo gstreamer-properties and got a couple of errors in terminal. Not sure it matters but thought I would post them just in case it does.

(gstreamer-properties:16267): GnomeUI-WARNING **: While connecting to session manager:
Could not open network socket.
gstreamer-properties-Message: Skipping unavailable plugin 'artsdsink'
gstreamer-properties-Message: Skipping unavailable plugin 'pulsesink'
gstreamer-properties-Message: Skipping unavailable plugin 'sdlvideosink'
gstreamer-properties-Message: Skipping unavailable plugin 'v4lmjpegsrc'
gstreamer-properties-Message: Skipping unavailable plugin 'qcamsrc'
gstreamer-properties-Message: Skipping unavailable plugin 'esdmon'
gstreamer-properties-Message: Skipping unavailable plugin 'pulsesrc'


Now I did look for the plugin's in SPM but didn't come up with anything.

James

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Re: No Video from Movie Player

Postby Husse » Sat Apr 12, 2008 6:29 pm

For movieplayer to work you need to set output to x11
You find it in preferences (right click the movie window)
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Re: No Video from Movie Player

Postby jokersloose » Sat Apr 12, 2008 11:47 pm

Thanks that did it. I have video now :)

James


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