woohoo! fixed video playback on my newly updated Linux Mint DE!


after several recent updates to my Linux Mint DE system, videos weren't playing… even in swiss-army-knife-player VLC…

"No suitable decoder module:
VLC does not support the audio or video format "mp4v". Unfortunately there is no way for you to fix this."

after googling it, I found this Ubuntu Forums thread pointing towards a "libavcodec52" file which may need to be installed.


Although it was an old forum post, I checked in Synaptic, & it did indeed have an upgrade available for that file – done & done… problem solved.

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