Since nearly one week I'm not able to play videos properly (Ubuntu 16.04). The first frame is shown, but only this as a freeze frame. Jumping to a different position is possible, but same result, no audio playback at all.

First I guess it was only in HTML5 online Videos, in Chromium and Firefox. Checked the codecs and tried new profile, no success. Checked older kernels no success either. Online html5 check does not find anything strange. Updated Intel graphics driver with the Intel tool, no change at all.

Today I realized it is the same behavior with offline videos (tested: *.mp4, *.webm, *.ogv). Totem Player and banshee, same issues. But VLC working as expected. Tried to reinstall gstreamer but with no success.

Tried this solution as well, but no success.

Can someone push me in the right direction to solve the annoying issue? Any other information needed?

P.S.: Only thing which comes to my mind, I calibrated my monitor with displaycal_3.3.5.0-1_amd64 (downloaded new deb package and install manually).

  • Since VLC is working, would it be worth trying a different codec library? like installing gstreamer-ffmpeg or gstreamer-libav and seeing if those improve playback? – FrostedCookies Nov 30 '17 at 21:23
  • Thanks for the hint. ubuntu-restricted-extras is installed, reinstallation with no sucess. gstreamer-ffmpeg was tested as well, I will check gstreamer-libav and give feedback later today. – Ghostreader Dec 1 '17 at 9:53
  • I will check libgstreamer0.10-0 and libgstreamer1.0-0 as well. – Ghostreader Dec 1 '17 at 10:00
  • libavcodec-ffmpeg-extra56 and gstreamer1.0-libav were already installed, no success. – Ghostreader Dec 1 '17 at 15:24
  • Installed gstreamer1.0-nice, no change. – Ghostreader Dec 1 '17 at 15:26

I installed a clean system (Ubuntu 17.10) and gstreamer works as expected. (For sure I installed the ubuntu-restricted-extras).

So a clean new system was the solution for me.

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