mpeg- and avi-probs since upgrade to gutsy

James Takac p3nndrag0n at
Fri Nov 23 23:29:56 UTC 2007

On Saturday 24 November 2007 03:07:22 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.

Hi Tross

My guess is that at least some of your video codecs didn't update properly. My 
suggestion woould be to go into synaptic package manager and uninstall then 
reinstall the codecs and/or players. All videos are working fine on my gutsy 
systems. If that hasn't fixed  it. try searching for dvd, mpeg, mpg, avi, and 
maybe codec in synaptic and look at the descriptions of the packages to get 
an idea which ones will help. The restricted formats will show under a search 
for dvd for example.


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