[ubuntu-za] Media Player Closing

Morgan Collett morgan at ubuntu.com
Tue Feb 3 10:39:38 GMT 2009

On Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 11:56, David Mark Bodmer <david.bodmer at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have a friend im supporting, with a laptop running ubuntu 8.10 desktop,
> she complains that when she puts a DVD-movie in her pc it asks her what
> program she would like to run the DVD-movie in, and she chooses the movie
> player, the player opens for a second then closes without warning, error or
> input.
> i asked her to install vlc and she did this, and it behaves in the same
> manner.
> does anyone have any idea as to why media players or ubuntu would behave
> like this.

I know this isn't easy for support, like over the phone... but run vlc
from terminal and try to play the disk. You should see error messages
in the terminal. Send those to the list and maybe we (or google) can


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