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Videos won't play

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a thing's picture
Joined: 2005-12-20

I got Kaffeine with Xine & MPlayer as backends. Both can play audio fine, but video just doesn't play, no matter what the format. So I tried using mplayer from CLI to see if I could get any information. I can't figure anything out from this, but maybe someone else can:

notroot[0:videos]& mplayer richard_stallman-speech-for-curitiba-event-2003_theora_video.ogg
MPlayer (C) 2000-2005 MPlayer Team
CPU: Intel Pentium 4/Xeon/Celeron Foster (Family: 8, Stepping: 7)
Detected cache-line size is 64 bytes
CPUflags:  MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 1 SSE2: 1

Linux RTC init error in ioctl (rtc_irqp_set 1024): Permission denied
Try adding "echo 1024 > /proc/sys/dev/rtc/max-user-freq" to your system startup scripts.
Opening joystick device /dev/input/js0
Can't open joystick device /dev/input/js0 : No such file or directory
Can't init input joystick
Setting up LIRC support...
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.
Playing richard_stallman-speech-for-curitiba-event-2003_theora_video.ogg.
[Ogg] stream 0: video (Theora v3.2.0), -vid 0
[Ogg] stream 1: audio (Vorbis), -aid 0
Ogg file format detected.
VIDEO:  [theo]  320x240  24bpp  29.970 fps    0.0 kbps ( 0.0 kbyte/s)
Opening audio decoder: [libvorbis] Ogg/Vorbis audio decoder
AUDIO: 22050 Hz, 1 ch, s16le, 22.0 kbit/6.24% (ratio: 2750->44100)
Selected audio codec: [vorbis] afm:libvorbis (OggVorbis Audio Decoder)
vo: X11 running at 1280x1024 with depth 24 and 32 bpp (":0" => local display)
Opening video decoder: [ffmpeg] FFmpeg's libavcodec codec family
Could not open codec.
VDecoder init failed :(
Opening video decoder: [theora] Theora/VP3
VDec: vo config request - 320 x 240 (preferred csp: Planar YV12)
VDec: using Planar YV12 as output csp (no 0)
Movie-Aspect is undefined - no prescaling applied.
VO: [xv] 320x240 => 320x240 Planar YV12
Selected video codec: [theora] vfm:theora (Theora (free, reworked VP3))
Checking audio filter chain for 22050Hz/1ch/s16le -> 22050Hz/2ch/s16le...
AF_pre: 22050Hz/1ch/s16le
[AO OSS] audio_setup: Can't open audio device /dev/dsp: Device or resource busy
alsa-init: 1 soundcard found, using: default
alsa: 22050 Hz/2 channels/4 bpf/30104 bytes buffer/Signed 16 bit Little Endian
AO: [alsa] 22050Hz 2ch s16le (2 bps)
Building audio filter chain for 22050Hz/1ch/s16le -> 22050Hz/2ch/s16le...
Starting playback...
A:   6.1 V:   6.1 A-V: -0.004 ct:  0.021 185/185  3%  0%  0.5% 0 0 98%

MPlayer interrupted by signal 15 in module: sleep_timer
notroot[0:videos]& rpm -q libtheora
Whistler's picture
Joined: 2006-01-03

No idea about this, but I have been using the VLC Media Player and it's always working without any problem.

a thing's picture
Joined: 2005-12-20

VLC crashes on anything.

ffplay doesn't work either. It doesn't give any errors.

Joined: 2005-12-20

MPlayer interrupted by signal 15 in module: sleep_timer

Have you set it to sleep or anything, that could be the problem, although it does seem to have a problem opening VDecoder, so you may have to install mplayer again maybe?

a thing's picture
Joined: 2005-12-20

The problem was the default output driver (xv, I think). In /etc/mplayer/mplayer.conf, I set vo to x11 and for Xine I set the output to xshm.

Thanks to Nihilanth on IRC for metioning soundservers, which led me to configuring mplayer's audio out, which led me to fiddle with the video out.

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