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Old 12-15-2009, 10:43 AM   #31
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And no errors?.
Can you play any type of video file,or is it just this specific file or type(mp4).
 
Old 12-15-2009, 10:50 AM   #32
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Correct. VLC will not show errors, and continue to play the audio.
Totem WILL show errors, and continue to play the audio.
Again, the error is:
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The playback of this movie requires a H.264 decoder plugin which is not installed.
 
Old 12-15-2009, 11:02 AM   #33
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The only other thing i can think of is,do you have w32codecs installed?.
If not,install them and try with Totem again.
 
Old 12-15-2009, 11:12 AM   #34
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Just been googling H.264 codec, and the open source equivalent is the x264 codec. According to this, it's available:
http://debian-multimedia.org/dists/t...n/binary-i386/
 
Old 12-15-2009, 11:16 AM   #35
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VLC:
FLASH: wont give flash a chance. no error notice.
AVI: wont give avi a chance. no error notice.
MPG: Played an mpg of Ozzy Osbourne video just fine.

Totem:
FLASH: Won't play flash, only audio. Error notice: "The playback of this movie requires a flash video decoder plugin which is not installed."
AVI: Won't play avi, only the audio. Error notice: "The playback of this movie requires a Microsoft MPEG-4 4.2 decoder plugin which is not installed."
MPG: Played an mpg of Ozzy Osbourne video just fine.
 
Old 12-15-2009, 11:22 AM   #36
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Ah, no flash plugin? Have you put contrib and non-free entries in your /etc/apt/sources.list (at the end of the URLs, after main (main contrib non-free))?
 
Old 12-15-2009, 11:38 AM   #37
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Dude I don't know anymore.
I have blindly followed EVERYONES advice, add this, add that, who knows the condition of my box anymore...
Why can't a goddamn OS simply operate out-of-the-box?
I just want that Kubuntu back.
Man how I miss my k-lite mega codecs.
 
Old 12-15-2009, 11:45 AM   #38
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Brian i am afraid to add even one more thing. am i wrong to think that there might be a heap of garbage code in my sys now? I have followed the link, and have been clicking for 20 min trying to find the file that i need... i think im 6 websites deep from that link
 
Old 12-15-2009, 11:55 AM   #39
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You might be better with a fresh start. Put Kubuntu back on if you got everything working OK with that, it would be better than driving yourself to a nervous breakdown.
 
Old 12-15-2009, 12:03 PM   #40
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Yea man.
Just waiting for the disc to arrive
 
Old 12-15-2009, 12:14 PM   #41
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Hi Lorax,

Dude, you definitely have to get rid of the witches broomstick you have next to your She-Beast!!!!!

Really, I have never, ever in my 18 years in IT encountered a computer that has its own mind and will.

I'm praying for you brother, talk to you in a couple of hours on messenger.

DON'T GIVE UP. Hang in there, you're learning things that other users don't learn for years when starting with Linux.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
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Old 12-15-2009, 01:30 PM   #42
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Thanks Eric. Ttyl
 
  


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