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Old 02-10-2009, 01:44 PM   #1
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Red face Video not playing!!!


I installed Ubuntu 8.04 on my laptop Acer 4370Z .My audio is working but I am unable to play any video even i am not able to play youtube.,I installed the vlc player.still not playing.Laptop freezes
when i try to play any video with extension .avi,.mpg .
Please help me..Please I love UBUNTU..
 
Old 02-10-2009, 02:23 PM   #2
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Sounds like you need to (re)install some video codecs... YouTube uses flash, so find a codec pack with that in it, or visit Macromedias site and download it directly... as for the others...not sure, sorry
 
Old 02-10-2009, 02:56 PM   #3
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check out medibuntu , its all the win 32 codecs that you need to play video. as Jonny K said you do need to install flash separately , here's a good article.

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Old 02-10-2009, 03:02 PM   #4
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For java
Code:
apt-get install sun-java5-jre sun-java5-fonts sun-java5-plugin
for the codecs
Code:
apt-get install w32codecs libdvdcss2
 
Old 02-10-2009, 04:02 PM   #5
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Using Firefox?

In Synaptic, install flashplayer-mozilla for viewing Youtube.
 
Old 02-10-2009, 09:08 PM   #6
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Its not working ....even I download teh flash player and installed it ..still it ask "
Hello, you either have JavaScript turned off or an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player"

Any body please help me .I am not able to play any video.I
 
Old 02-10-2009, 09:10 PM   #7
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Also plz help me over this
"x-ecutioner@x-ecutioner-laptop:~$ apt-get install sun-java5-jre sun-java5-fonts sun-java5-plugin
E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13 Permission denied)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root?
x-ecutioner@x-ecutioner-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
[sudo] password for x-ecutioner:
E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11 Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?
x-ecutioner@x-ecutioner-laptop:~$
"
 
Old 02-10-2009, 09:25 PM   #8
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PLease help me with my video ..although i am able to play mp3.
thanks
 
Old 02-10-2009, 11:11 PM   #9
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Actually when I opened youtube in my mozilla .It asked to install new version of flash player ..then I installed automatically .but agin i played the youtube video ...it asking for same.

when I try to play any video .laptop hangs and I can hear audio only ..no video ...i installed every codec ...I played in vlc ..no video is played ...

help me
 
Old 02-10-2009, 11:12 PM   #10
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I have to switch to windows which I dont want to ..PLease help me out guys!!!
 
Old 02-11-2009, 03:52 AM   #11
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Using Firefox ???????????

Edit> Preferences> Content> (check box)Enable JavaScript
Edit> Preferences> Content> (check box)Enable Java
Edit> Preferences> Content> Advanced> (check boxes)Disable or replace context menus AND Change status bar text.

Also, Java should be version 6 (1.6), install:
sun-java6-plugin or java-6-sun-plugin

You must be root if using a terminal. If you open synaptic, it will ask you for the root password.

Last edited by wificraig; 02-11-2009 at 03:54 AM.
 
Old 02-11-2009, 04:38 AM   #12
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@wificraig

Thanks dude but I already checked all this!!! I dont know why I am not able to play any video.Could anybody confirm that if its not the problem of my hardware.
My laptop is Acer Aspire 4730Z and its configuration u can see

<quote>Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core Processor T3400 (2.16GHz, 1MB Cache, 667MHz FSB)
Mobile Intel® GL40 Express chipset with integrated 3D graphics, featuring Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, up to 1,759MB Intel® Dynamic Video Memory Technology 5.0 (64MB dedicated system memory, up to 1,695MB of shared system memory), supporting Microsoft® DirectX® 10
14.1" Wide XGA high-brightness (200-nit) CrystalBrite TFT LCD, 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, supporting simultaneous multi-window viewing via Acer GridVista
160GB SATA HDD
1GB DDR2 RAM (upgradeable to 4GB)
Integrated 56Kbps modem & Gigabit Ethernet, Wake-on-LAN ready
Integrated 802.11b/g Wireless LAN
Integrated 8X DVD Super Multi Plus double layer Drive
Integrated Acer Crystal Eye webcam supporting Acer PrimaLite technology
Two built-in Acer 3D Sonic Stereo Speakers
6-cell Li-Ion Battery Pack (3 hours battery life)
(Actual battery life may vary, depending on usage and configuration).
5-in-1 card reader (SD, MMC, MS, MS Pro, xD)
2xUSB, 1xVGA port, ExpressCard/54 slot,
340 (W) × 247 (D) × 22.9/42.3 (H) mm</quote>

or at this link in detail

http://ubuntuliving.blogspot.com/200...ire-4730z.html

Please help me .I dont want to switch back to windows. I am in love with UBUNTU.

Thanks
Yogusmilu

Last edited by yogusmilu; 02-11-2009 at 04:40 AM.
 
Old 02-11-2009, 05:20 AM   #13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by yogusmilu View Post
Also plz help me over this
"x-ecutioner@x-ecutioner-laptop:~$ apt-get install sun-java5-jre sun-java5-fonts sun-java5-plugin
E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13 Permission denied)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root?
x-ecutioner@x-ecutioner-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
[sudo] password for x-ecutioner:
E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11 Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?
x-ecutioner@x-ecutioner-laptop:~$
"
You need to be root to use apt-get
Also, did you installed a addon in firefox, which disables java, like noscript...
 
Old 02-11-2009, 05:28 AM   #14
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Lets start from the beginning.
In firefox, type
Code:
about:plugins
Do you see java?

No?
Install it
Code:
sudo apt-get install sun-java5-jre sun-java5-fonts sun-java5-plugin
if this goes ok, do the following:
Code:
sudo update-java-alternatives --set java-1.5.0-sun
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/jvm/java-1.5.0-sun/jre/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/jvm/java-1.5.0-sun/jre/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so /usr/lib/iceweasel/plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so
Finaly disable all addons in firefox if any
tools=>add-ons

open synaptic
Code:
sudo synaptic
do a search for java, and install mozilla plugin
 
Old 02-11-2009, 05:32 AM   #15
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To rule out the possible FireFox config problem... try using a different browser... Try Opera http://www.opera.com/

You'll probably still need to install the flash plugin, but it may work for you.

EDIT: try what repo said first though...

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