mpeg- and avi-probs since upgrade to gutsy

niel bqz69 at
Fri Nov 23 22:25:47 UTC 2007

Here you can download important codecs

sudo mkdir /usr/lib/win32
(creates a directory by the name win32 in the /usr/lib directory)

Copy the codecs into /usr/lib/win32

It has worked for mee, both in debian etch, ubuntu 7.04 and 7.10

Without proper codecs no proper video 

With the newer ubuntu versions, everything becomes more and more automatic.

A smile to everybody (also to the developers who does a great job).


On Friday 23 November 2007 18.07.22 Tross wrote:
> Hello list,
> since I upgraded my feisty to gutsy, I have problems viewing all kind of
> videos - mpeg, avi and ogg. You can still hear the sound, but I see only
> some moving stripes.
> Starting vlc from the shell gives no clue, what could go wrong:
> >vlc out.ogg
> VLC media player 0.8.6c Janus
> [00000281] main playlist: stopping playback
> Is there any experience with this problem?
> Thank you for reading, regards Timm.

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