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    Can't watch movies in ubuntu but audio is fine.

    Just tried to play a dvd and the audio is fine but the video is just black. Its the same for any video regardless of format.

    It was working fine yesterday.

    The only thing I have done recently is to install the latest nvidia drivers for my graphics card.

    Totem and VLC both are black and MPlayer gives the error:

    Fatal error!
    Error opening/initialising the selected videeo_out(-vo) device

    Any help appreciated.

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    After changing the vo_driver line in ~/.mplayer/gui.conf to:
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    Code:
    vo_driver = "x11"
    mplayer works. I would really like to get the others working too though.

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    Update:
    I now have got vlc working by changing the output in the video tab to x11 instead of default.

    Is there a similar setting in totem as I can't find one.

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    Update:


    ITS FIXED!!!!!!!!!

    I ran the command
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    sudo apt-get purge totem*
    then made a note of everything it removed and then ran
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    sudo apt-get install (everything it removed)
    Now all is back to normal

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    I was going to suggest this but you beat me to it. Apt has a reinstall command though, which sanity-checks the file list and then runs the maintainer scripts again, so you don't lose configuration (purge removes it).

    Other suggestion: try the totem-xine package if you are using totem-gstreamer.

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