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Whenever I try to play a video file in Totem or MPlayer (I've tested OGV, MP4, MPG), it displays in very odd ways (depending on program). Videos play fine in VLC, Banshee, Google Chrome etc. I think I have all correct the codecs installed.. I have searched the webs far and wide without finding anything, so any help would be much appreciated.

Totem Very dark blue and red (only blue in this image) (yes, that's Mary and Pippin) Totem

MPlayer Very pixelated/chunky. whenever I skip to different times, it will fully load for a frame then the top half will go chunky while the bottom half is fine. MPlayer

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What about MPlayer's alternate video outputs? –  Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Apr 26 '12 at 23:01
    
Wow, that actually fixed it for MPlayer, using the gl output. Do you know what they default to, so I can try to fix that? –  Dudemcman Apr 27 '12 at 21:55
    
The default is almost surely XVideo. –  Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Apr 27 '12 at 22:00

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Did you try to start it from a terminal, mplayer outputs a bunch of stats. Try different outputs from mplayer -vo help

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