Upgraded and now videos won't play!
A while ago I converted my friend to GNU/linux and he agreed to install it on his laptop. Recently, however, I believe it was when I was upgrading his system, video playback stopped working altogether. I have tried playing several (ogv, avi, etc) video formats in many players (including vlc, mplayer, xine, and more) with no results. I open a video, it loads just enough to see how long it is, and then the application quits. I have tried reinstalling various applications, upgrading, and everything else I could think of. Has this ever happened to anyone else? I can open the application by itself but when I try and play a movie it crashes. The only app that gives me any sort of an error message is SMPlayer:
/usr/bin/mplayer -noquiet -nofs -sub-fuzziness 1 -identify -slave -vo xv, -zoom -nokeepaspect -framedrop -input conf=/usr/share/smplayer/input.conf -stop-xscreensaver -wid 58720270 -monitorpixelaspect 1 -subfont-autoscale 1 -subfont-text-scale 5 -subcp ISO-8859-1 -subpos 100 -contrast 0 -brightness 0 -hue 0 -saturation 0 -nocache -osdlevel 0 -vf-add screenshot -channels 2 -af scaletempo /home/clanda/Movies/The Nightmare Before Christmas.avi
CPU: Intel(R) Celeron(R) M CPU 530 @ 1.73GHz (Family: 6, Model: 22, Stepping: 1)
CPUflags: MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 1 SSE2: 1
Compiled with runtime CPU detection.
Can't open joystick device /dev/input/js0: No such file or directory
Can't init input joystick
mplayer: could not connect to socket
mplayer: No such file or directory
Failed to open LIRC support. You will not be able to use your remote control.
Terminal type `unknown' is not defined.
Playing /home/clanda/Movies/The Nightmare Before Christmas.avi.
AVI file format detected.
[aviheader] Video stream found, -vid 0
[aviheader] Audio stream found, -aid 1
VIDEO: [XVID] 720x400 24bpp 25.000 fps 1201.4 kbps (146.7 kbyte/s)
ID_FILENAME=/home/clanda/Movies/The Nightmare Before Christmas.avi
xscreensaver_disable: Could not find XScreenSaver window.
Opening video filter: [screenshot]
MPlayer interrupted by signal 11 in module: init_video_filters
- MPlayer crashed by bad usage of CPU/FPU/RAM.
Recompile MPlayer with --enable-debug and make a 'gdb' backtrace and
disassembly. Details in DOCS/HTML/en/bugreports_what.html#bugreports_crash.
- MPlayer crashed. This shouldn't happen.
It can be a bug in the MPlayer code _or_ in your drivers _or_ in your
gcc version. If you think it's MPlayer's fault, please read
DOCS/HTML/en/bugreports.html and follow the instructions there. We can't and
won't help unless you provide this information when reporting a possible bug.
It said it exited with an error code 1. I can't make sense of the error message so if anyone has any ideas I'd greatly like to hear it. I did notice it said mplayer: no such file or directory so I tried reinstalling mplayer and even downgrading it but I still get the same error message. Thanks,
BTW the distro is Parsix GNU/linux if that makes a difference.