Acer Aspire OneMedia Player - no picture

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SirEcho

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My daughter bought an Acer Aspire One AOA150 / ZG5 3 years ago. It's small, modestly specified and runs Linplus Linux. Windows would have been more familiar - but more resource (and money!) hungry. I installed VLC Media Player v0.9.5 and Skype and all was well.
Earlier this year the wireless stopped working, and the browser too, even when connected by LAN (Skype was OK). I Googled for help / info, and found that most of the postings were those from 3 years ago - so I don't know if people have given up with their similar machines or are all living happily ever after!
I restored factory settings, and the browser was restored, but no wireless. I tried alternate wireless cards, and eventually WiFi was back again - but I confess I don't know how or why. Card? Software? Settings?
The remaining problem is VLC Media Player. I can only find v.0.8.6i. This plays all the files I've tried (although that's 3 years old, with 3 year old codecs, etc.), but with no picture. I have been through all the preferences and settings on VLC, but no joy. Any ideas please?
 
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On this page are all the available versions of VLC http://www.videolan.org/vlc/#download

There does not appear to be one for your version of Linux so you may have an incompatability problem. It may be worth experimenting with the various Linux compatible versions but might be easier to change your version of Linux to one that is in the list for VLC.
 
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See if Synaptic has a version available for your machine as an update, too.
 

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Thanks Mark - the frustrating thing is that there WAS a way forward which now seems to have faded away. (Not that it's certain a newer version would have solved the video issue). So many versions for all the sub-sets on Videolan!!
I'll check out Synaptic - a quick look revealed someone with similar problem a year ago ...maybe solved by now!! Cheers!
 
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I don't know for sure that Synaptic is installed on your version, but if it is, and you check all the repositories, there is sure to be a good media player downloadable. If it is not Synaptic, there is sure to be some software updater installed. Often there is more than one.

Your problem is probably one of missing codecs. Most players install codecs so even the player that does not work now may work after you install another player.

Good luck.
 
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