I have 3 video players installed (Gnome Videos, VLC and MPV) on my computer (Pop_OS 20.04): and they fail to play some of my old (AVI) videos.
Trying to play the same video with all players gives different results
Gnome Videos: appears a window saying
Failed to decode JPEG image
VLC: doesn't do anything
MPV: plays the video but I can only see half of the screen. There is a horizontal green stripe across the top half of the video and part of the bottom half appears distorted.
On Windows used to use and old portable version of VLC to play videos on these type of situations but I don't know what to do in Linux in order to watch them correctly.
ffprobe -v error -show_format -show_streams file.avi | grep -E 'codec|format|TAG'
codec_name=mjpeg codec_long_name=Motion JPEG codec_type=video codec_time_base=1/30 codec_tag_string=MJPG codec_tag=0x47504a4d codec_name=pcm_s16le codec_long_name=PCM signed 16-bit little-endian codec_type=audio codec_time_base=1/8000 codec_tag_string= codec_tag=0x0001 format_name=avi format_long_name=AVI (Audio Video Interleaved)