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hiii to every one,
i am using SUSE 11.0 KDE 4.0
i had installed Totem player, VLC media player from 1-click install avialable from SUSE download site (software.opensuse.org) and VLC site (www.videolan.org) respectively.
Now my problem is -----, when ever i tried to open video files ( they are *.avi format ) in any of those 2 players , the window of player opens, they play 1 or 2 seconds clip of movie and then disappears.
the same files are playing nice ...in WINDOWS XP..
but in SUSE they are just showing player window and disappearing !!
It sounds as if both are instantly crashing / getting killed.
Have you tried starting them from the commandline and examining if you see any error reported there?
Also, have you tried MPlayer? IMO it is better than Totem or VLC for playing videos. It has an extremely complete codec pack, in 5 years of use I have very rarely been able to find a file it could not play (It does have difficulty consistently with some .FLV files though).
Do you know if your xserver provides XV (x video) services?
I don't know how to check if you do have this... I do know xine has a "xine-check" script that displays this. It seems as if VLC is looking for functionality that is not present in your system. Can you try a different output mode?
I. e. in mplayer, you can start it with the -vo (video output) switch. To use XV, for example:
mplayer -vo xv
I. e. try something else - I think mplayer also accepts
mplayer -vo xshm
etc... Maybe VLC has different output plugins / modes as well? Maybe some other mode will work and not crash instantly in your setup.