ALL video players crash back to login screen

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ALL video players crash back to login screen

Postby Falanx » Sun May 27, 2012 5:08 pm

Hi there. While new to MInt, I've been a user of Ubuntu since Heron so I wouldn't have said I'm a complete beginner, but I'm stuck with this one...

Attempting to open a video file of any file type causes the default player to open, go to fullscreen, not get so far as playing a single frame, then crash out the desktop environment back to the login screen. I can't play a video file by selecting it, and I have only been able to get VLC to play anything at all from the command line, and only that after opening VLC from the Applications menu and setting its output to X11 rather than default. Opening Totem or VLC without media doesn't cause a crash.

Ouput from running a file from commandline with VLC as follows:

falanx@Aiur:~$ vlc /home/falanx/videofilename.extension
VLC media player 2.0.1 Twoflower (revision 2.0.1-0-gf432547)
[0x1bd2108] main libvlc: Running vlc with the default interface. Use 'cvlc' to use vlc without interface.
"sni-qt/9071" WARN 22:02:09.582 void StatusNotifierItemFactory::connectToSnw() Invalid interface to SNW_SERVICE

I'm also getting no sound output, but I'm not sure that's caused by the same issue....

ANy ideas would be gratefully received :-)

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Re: ALL video players crash back to login screen

Postby stratus_ss » Sun May 27, 2012 10:54 pm

Every time I have run into this its usually a problem with the video driver.

What video card do you have? (are you running your sound through HDMI?)

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