Fixing video playback with beryl enabled

This is something that I run into all the time. Every time I reinstall in my laptop, I forget to set this little thing.

The Problem:

There is a bug in either Gstreamer or Beryl (not sure which) that does not allow you you watch video. I know that is worded horribly but what happens is you open a video and you get audio but no video (black screen).

The Solution:

(1) Open a Termial (Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal)

(2) type


(3) click the Video tab

(4) change the Output Plugin to X Window System (No Xv)

if you want you can click test and you should get color bars like on your tv


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