Since I installed ubuntu 14.04 I can no longer play wmv, wma or 3gp files with any player ( gxine - vlc - totem - etc.)

I have installed Ubuntu restricted extras and ffmpeg.

My friends, I found the solution, and the solution is remove all gstreamer packages, then reinstall it.

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    do you get any kind of error or what? did you try to play it with default rhythmbox? – JoKeR Jun 11 '14 at 16:16
  • I have this problem too, I can not play rmvb files with any media player, in ubuntu the error I got is postimg.org/image/48ul2doq3 – mr_azad Jun 11 '14 at 16:35
  • No error message just crash. – Erick David Ruiz Coronel Jul 2 '14 at 22:30

I have the same problem with Xubuntu 14.04, too. Solution above didn't work for me. The only workaround I found was to play wmv files using mplayer from terminal (since skinned version fails to load).

Like mplayer [filename]

Hope it helps.

EDIT: found out, that XBMC can play wmv files as well.

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    XBMC worked for me thanks. I need a solution for rhythmbox and vlc. – Erick David Ruiz Coronel Jul 2 '14 at 22:28

I had a similar issue.

Deleting the ~/.gstreamer-0.10 solved the issue. You may need to logout and in again.

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I had same problem with VLC in Ubuntu 14.04 . and solved the problem by:

1] install last ubuntu-restricted-extras -> sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

2] Then upgrade vlc -> sudo apt-get upgrade vlc

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I had this same problem too, after some search I found this bug report for vlc. I have installed SMPlayer from software center, now I can play those video files without any problem. you can try it too, see if it solve the problem.

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