Ubuntu Multimedia :: System Crashes While Playing Video On Browsers / Sort It?

Mar 31, 2011

i'm really irritated with this huge problem with my system. i'm using ubutnu10.10 on my dell inspiron 1525. the problem is, whenever i play any video on any browser(firefox and chromium), no matter if its your tube or vimeo or whatever. the system crashes as soon as video starts to play. the video plays for few seconds system starts to slow a bit and suddenly it crashed and shuts down.

also while using the totem videos sidebar i can searhc the video but cannot play it at all.
i get this error
"gstreamer encountered a general supporting library error"

i tried other forums too but.. no help till now. its like 2 months with both these problems

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Code: Select allYour input can't be opened:
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