View Full Version : No Video (Debugging Challenge #12)

23rd November 2004, 05:55 AM
I have installed totem, xine and mplayer from (mostly) freshrpms.net. All three installed perfectly, and all three can play sound from both DVDs and .avi files. However, none of them play any video for any file.

Does anybody have a guess as to why this might be? All the dependencies were satisfied (I didn't use yum, it goes so slow, I just prefer to download and install the libraries myself) for all of the packages, yet they show a common error. What could that be?

I already tried changing the video sink in gstreamer-properties to all of the available options (SDL, X w/xv, X w/out xv) and that does not change anything.

Does anyone have a theory?

24th November 2004, 10:21 AM
You probably missed to install some codec. You should download the codec from
and then unzip the all the files into /usr/local/lib/codecs.