[ubuntu-uk] Another happy Ubuntu user :-)

Tony Arnold tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk
Sun Nov 11 13:10:49 GMT 2007


Kris,

Kris Marsh wrote:
> I get the same thing occasionally, and fix it by hitting the play
> button until it works :-)

I wasn't persistent enough obviously! I was expecting it to just work on
Linux Mint.

On gutsy, I found a solution with totem-gstreamer. The first time,
nothing shows, so I right click and select play in own window. Totem
then pops up and says 'you need a codec for this, so you want to search
for one?' I go through all that and it then all works, even in the
embedded player.

Regards,
Tony.

> On 11/11/07, Tony Arnold <tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk> wrote:
>> Chris,
>>
>> Chris Rowson wrote:
>>>>> Anyway, that's a nice job you did there, when it comes to people doing
>>>>> as you said, "word processing and email" Ubuntu really sticks out as a
>>>>> green light, mainly because of how suitable it is for that, not all pc's
>>>>> are for the power user *cough Slackware *cough* and it's nice to see
>>>>> someone that is finding Ubuntu a comfortable distro to use.
>>>>>
>>> I recently tested Linux Mint (basically Ubuntu with gnome-main-menu
>>> and all the codecs preinstalled) on a non-techie user (my other half
>>> in fact).
>> I tried Mint recently in a virtual machine on my desktop. I had problems
>> watching NASA TV (it was during the recent shuttle mission). It would
>> start up, make the connection and then stop playing. Looks like it was
>> using mplayer to do all this. I had the same problem with mplayer on
>> gutsy. Did you ever try this and have any success?
>>
>> Regards,
>> Tony.
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> 

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