Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Both the built-in Gnome movie player and vlc both have strange color distortions : human skin color changes to blue; if it was pink it changes to green ; if it was yellow it changes to pink. The weird part is that when I watch clips in the browser the colors are right. Has anyone encountered this?

share|improve this question
    
possible duplicate of ubuntu and vlc -- make default and hue –  Oli Nov 12 '10 at 15:32
    
It's a hue issue. Don't know why it hasn't been fixed because the number of people with the problem suggests it's a bug somewhere. –  Oli Nov 12 '10 at 15:33
    
anything i can do to fix that? maybe to reinstall the codecs or something along the line? and btw i don't think it has something to do specifically with vlc since it happens with the default gnome movie player . –  david25 Nov 12 '10 at 15:58
    
i've only ever had this problem with ogv. hopefully someone with the problem more consistently can pin it down –  hbdgaf Nov 12 '10 at 16:19

2 Answers 2

up vote 5 down vote accepted

I solved this by running gstreamer-properties in the console and I changed the plug-in option under "video" from autodetect to x windows system (no Xv). It seems it was some kind of problem with totem.

share|improve this answer
    
oh i forgot to mention i have nvidia 9400 gt and i used their drivers and not the open source from what i read the open source drives don't have that problem. –  david25 Nov 12 '10 at 16:23
    
thx 4 sharing your solution...i see way too many threads where the user solves their own issue and doesn't post what they did –  hbdgaf Nov 12 '10 at 16:47

The first answer here didn't work for me so i fixed it using this article in 2 minutes.

share|improve this answer
1  
Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. –  Eliah Kagan Aug 24 '12 at 0:08

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.