I'm trying to figure out what in the world is going on with my sound in OpenSuSE. I put in a brand new Audigy chipset soundcard and finally got some sound to come out of the speakers. I used the guide here: SDB:AudioTroubleshooting - openSUSE. to fix the permissions on my sound and am able to get sound-test to play sounds as well as connect to the sound device in my vmware and play sounds. That being said, I have terrible sound quality coming out. There is a lot of static sound like white noise and the volume of the actual sound played is very low compared to the noise. The sounds also distort somewhat.
I have tried the pulse audio change in the tutorial above also and have been searching around google. The only problem that I saw similar was a person who fixed the problem by updating KDE. I don't have KDE, I'm using Afterstep.
When I attempt to use a Firefox Addon like Simple Timer, the audio alarm will not work. Instead, I get an error message Could not play the audio file! NS_ERROR_FAILURE I can get the same sounds to play in Google Chrome, but I prefer Firefox.
I cannot get AVI videos to play with the Totem movie player that comes bundled with Ubuntu 8.04 on the Dell Mini 9. I keep getting: "Could not determine type of stream." Randomly, one or two of the dozen or so videos on my SD card will work, but most will not. This is very frustrating because all the videos I download are always in AVI format.
I tried used the synaptic package manager find an alternative player and tried MPlayer, but that didn't do anything. I'd just get a blank screen on everything. Using the tutorial in this forum, I got GNOME Mplayer, which also didn't work, but even a video that worked with Totem would only play audio with GNOME Mplayer.
I looked in the repository for video codec updates but didn't see any. What do I do? Is there like a Winamp for Linux? This is a total bummer. I just want to play AVI files that are so commonly used for video.
I have used ubuntu for a long time but always using either a live CD or my Flash stick.
On past Thursday i decided to install ubuntu on my laptop and i did it . It is light and healthy (ha ha). Any way, I would like to play AVI, MKV, RMVB, and MP4 videos but i couldn't. I tried a lot of debian packages and drives (i.e. files with .deb extension) but no result except installing RealPlay that i am using it to play mp3 files only.
can you give me some packages to play those files. (I can't connect my laptop to Internet for the time being). In addition, I have Huawei E1750 USB Modem but the system does not recogize it. Is there any way to play those videos and surf the net using the modem in UBUNTU 10.04 LTS.
Im trying to play some videos with vlc but they are too choppy, I guess my comp is too slow. They are something like 1700x1000 h.264. What can I re-encode these too to maintain good quality but increase playback speed? If possible, an ffmpeg command to do this would be awesome.
i have ubuntu 10.10 kernel 2.6.35-25-generic installed , 2GB ram, intel 41g express chipset. Machine is double boot - Ubuntu and Windows 7
Today I installed ATI hd 5450, everything works fine on Windows, but I have trouble with playing videos on Ubuntu. I logged in Ubuntu and there was this bold black line in the bottom of the screen (about 1/4 of the screen in total), I reboot and it was there again, so I installed and activated ATI driver System=>administration=>additional drivers Installed ATI Catalyst driver Reboot and that line was gone, but after a while I noticed that VLC and Movie Player won't play videos, I tried formats like avi, mkv, mp4. There is a sound but no picture. I can play ..... and other videos in browser (Firefox, Chrome). I tried installing a few other video players but it didn't help. I was able to play videos with integrated video card.
I can't play any of my avi, mp4 or even ogv files.I get audio but no video.This sort of points to a missing codec, but when I go into YaST I already appear to have the necessary ones (doesn't openSuse come with most out of the box anyway?).The file I am currently most interested in is (I believe) an Xvid.I already had libxvid4 but added xvidcore when it didn't work but this didn't help.I have packman in the repos (does it come by default in 11.3?)I installed vlc-qt to see if I could play it with VLC instead of Kaffeine but that didn't help either.
Last few years (as long as I use linux) I tried several ubuntu/debian installations, on 6-7 different computers (desktops/laptops)What a notice in common on all these installations is that flash videos and games run REALLY bad.Is this a common problem for all debian based distros or I am doing something wrong? I din't give much attention in past (even if tried some repeating flashplayer installations) but last month I'm building a flash arcade site and this flash player problem become a real pain.
I recently ran into a problem though. using mav. meerkat I have figured out how to rip dvds using acid rip, medibuntu and some ..... tutorials. Then I tried to put them on my ipod using gtkpod. when this did not work I did some research and realized the video files needed to be converted. At first I tried avidemux, it seemed to work but when i put them on my ipod (video white 80 gb) I tried to play them and the screen just went black and several seconds later was sent back to the menu. Then I tried winnff, but there was no ipod preset only a rockbox ipod preset which I tried with the same result. I then tried openshot using these parameters -ipod libx264 libfaac 1.25 Mbit/s -> 1.5 Mbit/s 128 kbit/sto160 kbit/s Quarter Square NTSC 320x24029.97HzAVCHDQuicktime 7Still same result. I have gotten purchased mp4 videos to work using gtkpod, so I am assuming it is a conversion problem. Also the converted mp4 I made using openshot plays fine on banshee player
I recently did a fresh Debian Squeeze install.The problem I have is that I cannot play any video. I tried opening mpg, flv and mov files with totem and vlc and they crash instantly.I think I have installed the packages (codecs, players, etc) required for playing videos.
I was having problems with pulseaudio, which I eventually cleared up. Now sound works on everything except flash videos and games. I have tried to reinstall adobe-flashplugin in synaptic, but I get this:
E: adobe-flashplugin: subprocess installed pre-removal script returned error exit status 2
When I try to remove Adobe Flash Plugin 10 in Ubuntu Software Center, I get this:
I have been away from Linux in general and Ubuntu since 2006, but now wish to make Linux, and probably the Ubuntu distribution, my main operating system, especially for the Internet. I have been using Open Office since version 1.0, so no training or migration is necessary there. However, I have one challenge with my Ubuntu 9.1 ... movies which play under Windows will not play in Ubuntu. Under Windows Firefox needs Adobe Flash Player 10 to play these videos ... is there some open source software that will give Ubuntu Firefox the same capability?
I have an Asus ul30vt with the Intel 4500MHD/Nvidia G210M hybrid graphics. I finally found a way to get the Nvidia card to work. I followed these instructions [URL] and now my nvidia card is working. Now though I can't play a single video through the movie player that comes with Lucid 64bit or VLC. I have tried various movies in different formats and different resolutions, both hd and sd. Every video just shows a black screen with sound in the background.
EDIT: I set the output on vlc to X11 and now my videos play but 720p is p little choppy sometimes and 1080p is completely unplayable. Using the Intel card 720p was perfect and 1080p wasn't nearly as choppy but still not really watchable. So something must be messed up because this card should play a lot better than the Intel.
Ok, so I found PiTiVi after upgrading to Lucid and figured, great, maybe I can stop using my Mac for video editing. Extra bonus, my Mac can't really handle the MTS files my small camera makes.
PiTiVi can load them as clips, and right-clicking on a clip and selecting "Play Clip" works just fine.
However, when I copy clips to the timeline in order to create an actual video, I can't play it or move the playback head. Pressing space does nothing, selecting "Preview -> Play" does nothing, clicking on the timeline does nothing. I can still move clips around, delete them, rearrange them, etc, but not play the video.
I can't render them, either, but I've found there's a known bug where PiTiVi won't render a video unless you move the playback head first... which I can't do.
I'm testing a rather old motherboard (PC-Chips A31G) with both Ubutu Karmic and Lucid, everything seems to work fine but video playing.
I tried flv, mp4 and mpg with both mplayer and totem, but I can only get sound with no video, well, not a black screen but a deformed image (I don't attach an image because every attempt to capture the screen gets a black or transparent video).
I already installed ubuntu-restricted-extras package witho no luck.
What I don't understand is that, if I switch to another motherboard (using the same HDD), everything works perfect. I guess it's a problem with the motherboard's video chipset, but would like to confirm this and know whether there is a solution.
My girlfriend is running Ubuntu 10.4 Lucid Lynx on her laptop. She keeps bitching at me to get it to play ..... videos. She has the restricted software package installed. But Adobe Flash 10 says it wont install on amd64?I just need clear instructions on how she can watch videos so I don't have to listen to her anymore!
Over the past week or two I've been noticing that I've been having more and more problems with playing streaming videos. I haven't been able to find anything consistent about when the videos don't play correctly. Theres been videos where I've just had to wait a day or two to see even though I know from other people that theyre working. Sometimes I get nothing, sometimes its just sound and sometimes its just video. It doesn't seem to depend on the websites either, earlier today I was able to get one video on a webpage to play correctly but the other one on that page would only give me sound for a couple of seconds and then stop like it was buffering even though the status bar showed it had loaded the entire video. I don't think its just a firefox problem either because I was having the same problems at the same websites running opera as well.