Linux Mint 10 Julia Movie Player won't play D

February 11, 2011 at 14:43:46
Specs: Linux i686, celeron 2GB
I just installed Linux Mint 10 Julia as a stand alone OS on my toshiba satellite 455- LAPTOP

I can't get the Movie Player to play a DVD

is there something wrong with the Movie Player??

How do i fix this??

Len


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#1
February 11, 2011 at 16:52:48
Did you fully update Mint? Did you update the Codecs? See lower left of this screen:

http://www.linuxmint.com/pictures/s...


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#2
February 11, 2011 at 17:50:38
mickliq's suggestion ought to work.

I tend to use VLC. If not installed then use any of the package management or software management tools in Mint to install VLC. Then you may wish to change the default application to VLC for the media you want to run be it mp4 or such.

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#3
February 11, 2011 at 19:21:35
i went into the synaptic package manager and added the packages most likely to be of help

i didn't notice any CODECs

what is a CODEC?


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#4
February 12, 2011 at 03:47:54
go back into package manager and install vlc. problem over

larry


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#5
February 12, 2011 at 08:16:37
"i didn't notice any CODECs"

You need to go to the screen I posted in my other response & click on "Add Codecs" .

"what is a CODEC?"

CODEC = COmpressor/DECompressor. It's an add-on program(s) that's required to encode/decode the audio/video signals. Windows requires them too. For instance, Windows Media Player won't play many videos or DVDs without the proper codecs being installed. It's a common "problem" & is not unique to Linux. VLC player comes pre-loaded with the latest codecs & will play just about anything.


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