I use Kubuntu and recently upgraded from lucid lynx 10.04 to maverick meerkat release 10.10.
Today I noticed that video playback is broken. Output from every video player I have tried is black, however I can hear the audio.
I've tried googling this problem and found some old links to similar problems people have found in the past and tried all remedies but none of them have worked.
Do others have this problem and have you managed to solve it?
By the way, this is ANY video content. I'm using the Nvidia nonfree driver
EDIT2 I've discovered that in Dragon player, if I open up the video settings and increase the contrast, the video shows. But it's in black & white. Then, if I slide the saturation bar, colour then appears. If I click the defaults button it then puts the sliders back to their original positions but now the video is showing.
This is very weird. I've also noticed that skype video doesn't show in the preferences pain - preview section. But it does when I alter video settings in an open movie in dragon player. But as soon as dragon player is closed skype video returns to it's normal black shade.