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I want to report a bug with the default video player in Ubuntu.

Based on this instructions I need to also know the program name. On the icon it's named "Videos" but using ubuntu-bug videos returns an error that the package isn't installed. That is the name of the app.
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App Visible on the background using Alt+F2 to trigger an error reporting modal. That states there's no such app with that name
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  • Run the video player, look up name from PID: ls -l /proc/[PID]/exe; OR search installed packages – bgregs Dec 3 '18 at 13:01
  • The most likely cause of linked 'bug' is from gstreamer1.0-vaapi. Try removing it & see. sudo apt purge gstreamer1.0-vaapi (- known and previously reported bug – doug Dec 4 '18 at 2:27
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This isn’t obvious, but the GNOME Videos applications is also known as Totem, and the corresponding package is totem:

ubuntu-bug totem

To find this out, the most reliable way, based on an application’s name in the launcher, is to find the corresponding launcher configuration file. Open a terminal, and run

grep -r Videos /usr/share/applications

This will list /usr/share/applications/org.gnome.Totem.desktop; to find out which package supplies this file, run

dpkg -S /usr/share/applications/org.gnome.Totem.desktop
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  • wrong spot.... . – doug Dec 4 '18 at 2:24

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