I just uploaded a few videos from my camera to my computer and when I try to watch them in "Movie Player" it comes up with the error:

Could not determine type of stream.

What does that mean? Keep in mind that I am just a young girl and while I know a bit about the computer I am not a computer genius. Thanks


You have a couple of options

  1. To use the default movie player install restricted codecs.

Open Terminal

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
  1. The option i HIGHLY RECOMMEND

Open Repository(Software Center)

Search for 'SMplayer'

Install SMplayer.

Open almost any multimedia files with SMplayer, no extra codecs needed!

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