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While trying to play a video in ubuntu 10.04 sometimes the video plays properly. After a while of running the OS sometimes the same video when played again will be discolored and also all other videos. Restarting the computer fixes this problem temporarily. How can this be resolved?

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What is the extension of the file you are trying to play? Some file formats seem to struggle playing back in Ubuntu. Does this happen with all video files or a specific one? –  William Feb 8 '12 at 3:30
Windows Media Video - wmv –  rsman Feb 8 '12 at 11:24
Yep, wmv especially has problems with Ubuntu. I have all codecs installed. I have a wmv file that plays just fine in Windows that gives me funny colored lines and crashes the player when played. Does this cause problems with any other format? –  William Feb 8 '12 at 13:44
No. The problem doesn't occur. –  rsman Feb 9 '12 at 14:04
Can you convert the wmv file to another file format and see if the problem still occurs? –  William Feb 9 '12 at 14:13

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