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    Recently I have had a few problems with video players on my Ubuntu box. Ive been using Totem for all my .AVI Downloads and Vlc for Dvd's as totem would not show the menu's no matter how many plugins i installed including gstreamer-plugins-ugly and the ubuntu-restricted-extras. I eventually installed Totem-xine which works with DVD menu's and most other movie formats but when it comes to play avi's i get a small part of the bottom of the movie which is blured. I have tried MPlayer but have had far too many problems with that and VLC has errors with some of my mpg or mpeg files which only the original totem-gstreamer will play.

    Does anyone know of a movie player which is nice and simple like totem that will play everything including dvd menu's?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Not had any problems with VLC or Totem but having just upgraded to KDE4 on my machine here it's put in something called Dragon Video Player which also works fine.

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    Dragon Video player huh,
    ill try that

    Anyway I have removed Mplayer and completely reinstalled :
    Totem
    Totem-gstreamer
    Totem-xine

    Totem and totem-gstreamer (with the help of some more codecs) now play menu's fine but can't fast forward or slide through dvd's.

    Totem-xine plays Dvd's fine and seems to do everything still but still gets that annoying blurring at the bottom of the movie but only on .avi files now.

    Have reinstalled VLC and it plays everything fine except for movie downloads which it produces errors for but that is mostly just for .flv files now which only totem and totem-gstreamer will play.

    If I disable the errors however it seems to play them fine without a problem.

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    It seems that Dragon Player is just the renamed continuation of Codeine. Dragon Player uses Phonon so it should play anything (apparently) but it is made for KDE.
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    Ok No fixes as of yet. I might be upgrading to ubuntu 9.10 soon anyway so things might be better. I have just tried the youtube add-on to totem but all I get is

    AN ERROR OCCURED ffdemux_swf: Element doesn't implement handling of this stream. Please file a bug.
    any help on this would be appreciated as I would like to put off upgrading for a while.

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