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Recently, my computer stopped being able to play mp4, 3pg, avi, mkv, and more media. VLC will get it to work, nothing else does, and when I try to play it with the normal player it always tries to find codecs to install, when just yesterday everything worked fine

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Have you done any upgrade or something ?.. – aneeshep Nov 3 '10 at 6:40
Perhaps, either way... I'd just like to play my files again – Grayson Nov 4 '10 at 0:23

Make sure you have the ubuntu-restricted-extras package installed, as well as the gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly-multiverse and gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad-multiverse packages. You can find them in Software Center; if they don't show up there go to edit->Software Sources and make sure you have Multiverse enabled.

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All is installed, yet no luck – Grayson Nov 3 '10 at 20:52
I've reinstalled the things and everything, yet no luck – Grayson Nov 3 '10 at 23:35
To be clear Totem is the program you're using that isn't working, yes? Do you have any PPAs enabled? – Scott Ritchie Nov 4 '10 at 9:56

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