I have a training course contains .mov files which have video codec as apple graphics smc.

I have googled and found out to add these options to play them link from where I got help

But they are playing fine only in SMplayer. I want to configure similarly and play those files in VLC player.

This is the error which I'm facing

Running vlc with the default interface. Use 'cvlc' to use vlc without interface.

[0xb0d03d20] blend blend error: no matching alpha blending routine (chroma: RGBA -> RGBP)
[0xb0d03d20] main blend error: blending RGBA to RGBP failed

It is repeating...

Thanks for any help...

  • try playing the files in terminal like vlc <path to file> what error do you get? – Ashu Jun 3 '12 at 15:40
  • @Ashu, Thanks for the reply. I forgot to mention that I've already installed mplayer, w32codecs from medibuntu as well – kunaguvarun Jun 3 '12 at 15:46
  • Posted in the question. Also installed ubuntu restricted extras – kunaguvarun Jun 3 '12 at 15:55
  • Generally speaking, since Ubuntu got the restricted-extras meta-package, I began disregarding medibuntu. If you need a custom spin of a specific app, compile it in a PPA and add that. Otherwise, recently I've found medibuntu to be more painful than it's worth. – RobotHumans Jun 4 '12 at 18:51

Forget it guys. Even VLC player in windows is not playing the video. Only audio plays for those files. But KMplayer in windows plays them fine. I'll adjust with SMplayer in ubuntu


Just install Medibuntu to play .mov files.

  • tried all sorts of stuff, kindly read the previous comments – kunaguvarun Jun 12 '12 at 16:08

Your Answer

By clicking "Post Your Answer", you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy, and that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.