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I am trying to play some mp4 files that were captured on my samsung solstice phone. The videos play fine in gnome mplayer, but there's no sound. I am able to play .mov and .avi files with gnome mplayer with no problems.
all smplayer is a qt based front end ( a GUI ) for mplayer
and will not install any new or different media codec 's
I do not use Ubuntu so ...
check apt get to see what codec media packages are installed
but most people just grab the all 2010 tarbal and put them in the codec folder
/usr/lib/codecs or /usr/lib64/codecs
-- or some still use the old folder --