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I am using Ubuntu 10.10 with vlc 1.1.4 and totem 2.32.0.

I have seen the following, strange behaviour several times: When I open a video in VLC it is gray:

Video in VLC before I open them with totem

As soon as I open the same video in totem, the video opened in VLC gets colored: edit: It even hasn't to be the same video. It can be any video file that I open with Totem.

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Why is this happening? How can I solve this problem?

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Looks like your default VLC Settings either have a high Gamma Correct applied or a combination of High Brightness and Low Contrast, and that somehow Totem is overriding or adjusting these when it opens. Check your VLC video settings are correct.

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Where can I find the video settings? If I use the GUI, I can find only a few settings. Nothing changes there. – Martin Thoma Jul 24 '11 at 16:26

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