I am considering installing Ubuntu Mate 16.04 on a variety of machines, so I am trying it out on an old laptop first.
This is a Gateway ML6226b with 1 MB of RAM and
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950
The processor is a Celeron 520 running at 1.60 GHz.
In 32 bit mode, on startup, after start System Monitor, about 405MiB gets used.
(In 64 bit mode (using the Live DVD), on startup, after start System Monitor, about 525MiB gets used.)
The 32 bit install went fine and I have brought it up to date with Software Updater.
I chose options for 3rd party software (Flash and other media etc.) at install time, and did these installs:
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
sudo apt-get install totem
Apparently totem (Media Player) was not installed automatically?
Oh, and I also installed VLC from the Boutique, I think.
Both Media Player and VLC work fine on .avi and .wmv files
They work fine on an early QuickTime file (352x288 pixels) created about 12 years ago and probably without soundtrack.
However they don’t work on QuickTime files from an Apple iPhone 4s.
On VLC the sound is OK but the video is just one static frame.
On Media Player (totem) there is sound just at the begining; video is about 1 frame every 5 seconds.
Are there any solutions or work-arounds for this?