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Old 01-13-2012, 08:02 PM   #1
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Watching an MP4 video on Totem

I'm trying to watch an mp4 video on Totem, but get an error "The playback of this movie requires a H.264 decoder plugin which is not installed." I find this strange as I do have libx264 installed and can work with the codec in other programs like Cinelerra.

I'm using Debian Wheezy 64 bit.
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Did this not work for you?
Old 01-14-2012, 02:43 AM   #3
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Install the needed gstreamer plugins.

i A gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg
i A gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad
i A gstreamer0.10-plugins-base
i A gstreamer0.10-plugins-good
i A gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly
Old 01-21-2012, 03:46 PM   #4
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It would appear the problem was a library conflict. To install either of the options mentioned would have meant the removal of current libraries that I wish to keep. The solution was quite simple though, just boot into any other of the Linux distro's I have installed on this computer, as the all have the required libraries in the right places to play the clip on Totem, or VLC, on the distro with that installed.


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