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[SOLVED] Media Playing issues in VLC in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

I had problems with playing media files in VLC in Maverick Meerkat. Other players (SMPlayer) seemed to work fine. VLC gave errors like:

“No suitable decoder module: VLC does not support the audio or video format “XVID”. VLC Unfortunately there is no way for you to fix this.”

And

“No suitable decoder module: VLC does not support the audio or video format “H264”. VLC Unfortunately there is no way for you to fix this.”

Found this solution written by my friend khattam but it didn’t solve my issue. It still gave errors.

I solved the errors after removing libavutil-extra-49, libavutil-extra-50 and installing libavutil50, libavutil49.

sudo apt-get install libavutil50 libavutil49

This will automatically remove the libavutil-extra-49 and libavutil-extra-50 and install libavutil50 and libavutil49 over it. It solved the issue for me.

Click here if this doesn’t solve your issue.

Cheers!