I've recently installed ubuntu 12.04 to replace Windows XP on my dad's computer, as he kept having trouble with an automatic update memory leak problem that I simply could not solve. ubuntu works great for his needs, except he has a lot of video files of old tv shows that he watches. I noticed that the color looks really off on the videos on ubuntu, almost as if its way too saturated. I tried downloading VLC and it still looks the same.
The video hardware is an Intel Integrated chipset which I understand has drivers built into ubuntu. Photos, desktop backgrounds, websites, etc all look normal. It is just the videos that look strange. (avi files played from an external drive, the same files he played on Windows).
Is there something else I should be trying or some video processing setting I am missing?