Re: [Nolug] playing a movie

From: Randy Wild <>
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2012 18:13:59 -0700 (PDT)
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what is CLI? Where can I find video software for Ubuntu? ________________________________ From: Ron Johnson <> To: Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2012 8:11 PM Subject: Re: [Nolug] playing a movie On 07/10/2012 07:34 PM, Randy Wild wrote: > Having trouble playing a movie file after upgrade from Ubuntu 10.04 to > 11.04. > The first error was "an error occurred - Gstreamer encountered a general > resource error". That's unhelpfully generic. > I fixed that by going to Ubuntu Software Center and installing all > plugins related to GStreamer and the error went away. > > The current problem is when I try to play a movie file, Video_TS.VOB > 156.0 Kb, MPEG (Open with Totem Movie Player v2.32.0), it just sits in > PAUSE and won't play.  The first screen of the movie is showing, but it > stays on PAUSE. > Also shows (Streaming) in parenthesis.  The file is on my hard drive, > not on the Internet, so there should be no streaming involved. > I tried a second movie file (also on the hard drive) in case the first > was corrupt.  Same thing happened. > > Details: 999.5 RAM, Pentium 4. > Rule 1: when having audio/video troubles: try with some other software. Rule 1a: descend to the CLI.  You'll usually see better error message that way. -- "There is usually only a limited amount of damage that can be done by dull or stupid people. For creating a truly monumental disaster, you need people with high IQs." Thomas Sowell ___________________ Nolug mailing list
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