LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 03-01-2010, 10:34 PM   #1
thedoctor
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2010
Posts: 47

Rep: Reputation: 15
Codecs Not Down Loading


Using two different machines, two different Linux programs, Ubuntu and Mandriva.

Both platforms will not load any of the codecs for mpegs or dvd or music files.

Only one week ago and times before that I could click on a unrecognisable mpeg the both systems would auto search for codecs to play them without a problem.

Now Mpeg 1, Mpeg 2, MP3, MPEG 4 all will not play, also You tube.

In the past I have loaded Ubuntu 9.10 from live disk and able to download codecs to play mpegs, now the auto search saids there is no codecs.

On the test side of the live CD, to test your system with the songs and mini movies works fine so it is not Linux or Mandriva failing or the computer hardware or software.

The problems are only with mpeg 1 to 4 not working.



Thanks
 
Old 03-02-2010, 05:38 AM   #2
DragonSlayer48DX
Registered User
 
Registered: Dec 2006
Posts: 1,454
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 74
With Ubuntu, open the terminal and type:

Code:
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
This will install all codecs and plugins needed to play proprietary media.

Not sure about Mandriva.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
error loading operating system virtual box loading vmware xp the_ultimate_samurai Linux - Virtualization and Cloud 2 02-09-2010 04:25 PM
Synaptic, Real player codecs, Totem codecs lancest Ubuntu 5 02-23-2007 04:24 AM
time consuming loading of Openoffice and endless loading of printing capabilities artjaslo Linux - General 6 08-03-2005 02:30 PM
Finding Module Dependencies...(Still loading...still loading..still loading..HANG!!!) Aeudian Linux - General 3 08-11-2003 04:31 PM
Finding Module Dependencies.....(still loading....Still loading....still loading) Aeudian Linux - Newbie 1 07-28-2003 03:27 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:08 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration