[xubuntu-users] Video players all show black screen

Joshua O'Leary joshua.oleary at btinternet.com
Thu Jun 28 10:12:15 UTC 2012

On 28/06/12 08:52, Ric Moore wrote:
> On 06/28/2012 03:11 AM, MR ZenWiz wrote:
>> On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 11:52 PM, MR ZenWiz <mrzenwiz at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Has anyone seen this?  My mplayer is showing nothing but black in the
>>> video of a video playback - AVIs, MP4s and WMVs fail, but MPGs, MOVs
>>> and FLVs are fine.  Also, my VLC also shows black for DVD ICOs and
>>> pretty much everything except a few that play really jrekily and in a
>>> tiny fragment of the window.
>>> I have no idea what happened - mplayer failed between two plays of the
>>> same video - the first play worked and the second one was blank.
>> I poked around and reinstalled all the codecs that were on the
>> machine.  I did libavcodec53 first, and that seems to have solved the
>> "play a video in its native sized window" problem, but if I go full
>> screen, the video freezes on the last small frame and the rest of the
>> screen stays black.
>> Same problem persists after I reinstalled all the codecs, and mplayer,
>> too.  VLC still has the same problems.
>> I haven't tried rebooting, but I feel I shouldn't have to....
> Didn't you know we're keeping up with Win3.1 "Please Reboot"?
> "The Blue Screen of Death" is in beta on a ppa for 12.10. We'll corner 
> the MS market yet. <swears> Ric
Does the problem occur on all user accounts or just yours? Also, if you 
run *vlc -v*, does it give you any errors in the terminal? Joshua

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