Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I was Playing a video in VLC but it displayed the error message

VLC does not support the audio or video format "MSS2"

How to solve this error


share|improve this question
Duplicate of which has an accepted answer. – Marius Gedminas Nov 29 '12 at 14:26

VLC does not support MSS2 codec for now. It should be supported in release 2.1 as can be seen from the comments here The latest version available for download for now is 2.0.4. So wait for version 2.1 or try some other player for example MPlayer which supports MSS2 codec.

share|improve this answer
Can u recommend any because the default ones dont work either – OmiPenguin Nov 14 '12 at 8:06
You can try mplayer. it supports MSS2 codec. – binW Nov 14 '12 at 11:41

Your Answer


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.