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?

  • 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 – RobotHumans Nov 12 '10 at 16:19

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.

  • 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 – RobotHumans Nov 12 '10 at 16:47
  • This solution worked for me, but I had to reboot for it to take effect. – barrypicker Dec 26 '14 at 18:16

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    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

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