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Ubuntu 7.04 - Can't get videos to play.

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I can't get the videos to play. Is it because I can't install the ATI Restricted Driver? I can install it, but just get a black screen when I restart. Beryl works fine without it. Can someone please help. I've installed the Xine player. Thanks.
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Have you tried using VLC player?
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You probably need the two following lib files:
libdvdread
libdvdcss

EDIT:
This might help
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats
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Originally Posted by phantomgrave View Post
Have you tried using VLC player?
Yes and I just get a black screen.

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Originally Posted by dangerousHobo
You probably need the two following lib files:
libdvdread
libdvdcss
I have libdvdread installed. Couldn't find libdvdcss. I forgot to mention they are avi (XVID MPEG-4) files. I can see the preview image on the dvd, but just comes up with a black screen when I try to play it. I get sound.
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Yes and I just get a black screen.



I have libdvdread installed. Couldn't find libdvdcss. I forgot to mention they are avi (XVID MPEG-4) files. I can see the preview image on the dvd, but just comes up with a black screen when I try to play it. I get sound.
http://www.getautomatix.com

Install that package and use it to install all the media formats you could ever want.

I don't know why they removed that program from the Ubuntu Forums, but I love it. I don't install Ubuntu without running Automatix for basic applications after a fresh install.
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http://www.getautomatix.com

Install that package and use it to install all the media formats you could ever want.

I don't know why they removed that program from the Ubuntu Forums, but I love it. I don't install Ubuntu without running Automatix for basic applications after a fresh install.
I think it is because of the way Automatix goes about installing and changing some things. Doesn't do it in a good traditional linux way. Thats what I remember reading about it at least. There are a few other things for Ubuntu like Automatix, like EasyUbuntu.

Did you try looking here:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats
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Tell me this. I just figured out if I open an avi file twice, it will show the video. Is there a way to fix this?
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That's really weird. This happens with all media players?
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That's really weird. This happens with all media players?
The ones that will play it, yes. Where are the codecs located?? I'm thinking it might be using a codec that don't work for the first one, and using one that works for the second one.
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you need the gstreamer packages.
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