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Ubuntu Troubleshooting Ubuntu won?t play AVI files from Firefox. This is really disappointing, is there a way to fix this?

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  • merryAnn Aug 05, 2008

    Ubuntu 8.04

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    John Smith May 11, 2010

    what program are you using

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One of the most common issues people have after getting their codecs installed into Ubuntu, is the sad discovery that Ubuntu won’t play Avi files from inside of your Firefox browser. Well, there is a fairly simple fix for this - lose GStreamer and switch to Xine.

You do this from Synaptic located from System, Administration in Ubuntu. In the search box for the application, just do a query for totem-xine. Once it comes up, select (double click) and then allow the uninstallation of totem-gstreamer. It’s simple!

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How to quickly install common plugins: It is possible to install a whole set of commonly-used restricted plugins at once, by installing the Ubuntu restricted extras package.

Click here for additional instruction as it will flood this page if I paste all instruction.

Posted on Aug 06, 2008

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How to Make Ubuntu Play MP3 Files


Because of licensing issues, Ubuntu is unable to play MP3s out of the box. We’ll show you how to play MP3s and other restricted file formats in about four mouse clicks.
The philosophy behind Ubuntu is that software should be free and accessible to all. Whether MP3 and other file formats are free is unclear in many countries, so Ubuntu does not include software to read these file formats by default.
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Note: These instructions are for Ubuntu 10.04. There are small differences for earlier versions of Ubuntu.
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Open the Ubuntu Software Center, found in the Applications menu.
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Click on View and ensure that All Software is selected.
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Ubuntu 10.04 networking stopped after running updates


I had problems with Ubuntu 10.04 after running updates, After a lot of playing about and hunting around on the net I found the best way of fixing this is as follows:

click on applications, a accessories, then select terminal

now type sudo apt-get remove network-manager

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now save the file and reboot your system.
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Does not work for video files. AVI in Windows Media - player Vista 32


Hi,
To play the avi files. you can try to options.

1. You can download a different media player which is VLC media player. It plays almost all kinds of video format.

2. Download K-lite codec and run it and you should be able to play .avi files in media player.

Hope it helps :-)

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Mp3 not playing in ubuntu...


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Ubuntu 8.04 Sound is Very Distorted HELP!!!


You need to add the following lines to /etc/apt/sources.list file or you need to make sure you have enabled Universe and multiverse repositories in /etc/apt/sources.list file
sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
Make sure you have the following two lines save and exit your file
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sudo apt-get update
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sudo apt-get install mplayer
if you want to open mplayer just type
gmplayer
or
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Support for WMV, RealMedia and other formats has been bundled into the w32codecs package. This package is not available from the Ubuntu repositories due to licensing and legal restrictions.
For Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) Users run the following command
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sudo apt-get install medibuntu-keyring
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For amd64 Users install Codecs using the following command
sudo apt-get install w64codecs libdvdcss2
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http://kb.mozillazine.org/Downloads_not_visible_in_Download_Manager

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hi there

when in doubt when playing avi...i suggest you download a complete codec pack for your player.

you can try downloading @ majorgeeks.com

download k-lite mega codec pack.

hope this helps.

fixya!

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