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    Question [SOLVED] AVI player for Ubuntu?/DVD Player problems


    Is there a program that lets you view avi. files? I thought VLC Player did so, but when I attempted to watch an avi. movie, only the audio was working. Same thing happened with Movie and MPlayer.

    I get this error message when I try to play the video track on VLC:

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    No suitable decoder module:
    VLC does not support the audio or video format "VP70". Unfortunately there is no way for you to fix this.
    No suitable decoder module:
    VLC does not support the audio or video format "VP70". Unfortunately there is no way for you to fix this.
    I also can't view DVD's. I get this message on VLC Player:

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    Playback failure:
    DVDRead could not open the disk "/dev/scd0".
    Your input can't be opened:
    VLC is unable to open the MRL 'dvd:///dev/scd0'. Check the log for details.
    Do I just need more codecs?

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    I haven't seen the error before, have you tried installing the restricted extras package?

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
    That solved my codec issues.

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    Just wanted to second DGrieve, installing VLC/vlc codecs only allows VLC to work. Installing the correct codecs using the ubuntu-restricted-extras package allows all of your applications to work and will save you trouble in the long term.

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    Sorry I took so long to reply.

    That did the trick. Thanks guys.

    Although VLC Player still does the same thing. That app is basically useless right now, which is ironic because in Windows I used it for nearly everything.

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    Try and remove VLC and install it again, I assume you tinkered with settings a bit when trying to get the videos to play?

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    For DVD i hade to do this run in e terminal login as root go to /usr/share/doc/libdvdread3/install-css.sh
    Normal now css coding for DVD is instaled.en now jou can play any new dvd.
    Also rip with acidrip
    It works perfect for me

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