first time poster on here, on and off Linux user over the last 20 years.
Running 64bit Ubuntu 15.10, downloaded the latest VLC from the Software Center (2.2.1-3), also found out that I needed to download the ubuntu-restricted-extras for extra codecs, so I did that as well (and rebooted.)
Most of my videos are in either avi, mp4 or wmv format. The default Videos app can play them all perfectly, full sound, full video. What it can't do (and one reason I like VLC so much), is scrub through to different parts, so I'm forced to watch the entire thing if I want to see a certain part. (I use VLC on my Mac, and it works flawlessly with all of these videos.)
What VLC on Ubuntu is doing:
- It won't even play avi or wmv files.
- It plays mp4 files, but with no sound and no video. So basically a black screen, but I can scrub through to different parts.
- It also will play the few .flv movies I have with sound and audio - the only format it seems to recognize right now.
What I've done:
- Checked VLC to make sure all audio is not disabled (sound is definitely on throughout the system)
- Downloaded and installed the ubuntu-restricted extras (it does seem to have an issue with the Microsoft Truetype fonts, as though there's something missing, but that shouldn't have anything to do with the audio/video issues.)
Gstreamer plugins are installed (looks like it includes support for wavpack and quicktime as well.)
And I have looked all around online for this problem, but I've only seen maybe 1-2 instances where it won't play audio or video, most issues are either one or the other.
Any help with this would be greatly appreciated!