VLC do not play any kind of video file. I will however start and stop correctly as open without any order to play anything. It used to work great before Ubuntu 12.04 reinstall, but now I face such strange problem.
Symptoms: - VLC do not play any kind of video. Just opens it and stays frozen on first second of file. - VLC opens an icon in notification bar just as it does regularly, but this time there is not an option to close it. Menu over there opens but do not respond. - At any attempt to play a video file VLC will open another "dead" icon in notification bar.
Attempts of solution:
- At first I thought it is lack of codecs, so I installed Ubuntu Restricted Extras. It did not work at all.
- I removed VLC .config folder and reinstalled VLC through apt-get install VLC. It did not work at all.
- I removed VLC through apt-get remove --purge VLC followed by apt-get autoremove, and reinstalled it using terminal. It did not work at all.
Problem stands and any of those attempts didn't fixed the issue.