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babthooka
December 8th, 2009, 08:45 PM
Running Ubuntu 9.10. A couple of weeks old installation. I've not installed stuff that's not in the repositories. I did also follow the sticky comprehensive multimedia thread and installed *all of it* (of course only the stuff that applies for my gnome desktop).

My computer should be powerful enough, with core 2 quad, and nVidia GTS250 + lots of RAM and HD.

VLC crashes as soon as it starts up. I've tried with 1080p mkv video file, and I've also tried with a normal DVD. It crashes as soon as it starts playing back. I can start it from the Applications menu, though, if I don't start playing anything, but as soon as I load a video file, it crashes :s

Mplayer works more or less, but (I've only tried HD mkv movie here) it starts playing back badly after a few minutes of playing. Starts fine, but then the frame rate starts deteriorating, and ends up sucking a lot... Completely unwatchable. Maybe this is related?

Can any1 help?

Thx!
Bab

babthooka
December 8th, 2009, 09:06 PM
Updating? Hmm... I keep Ubuntu updated. I imagine it updates VLC along. I keep the latest version available in the repositories. Surely, this can not be the problem?

alexfish
December 8th, 2009, 09:14 PM
Hi

from VLC Set the preferences to Default

Or from the terminal

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Code:


vlc --reset-config --reset-plugins-cache

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babthooka
December 8th, 2009, 10:19 PM
Your suggestion showed the path to salvation, Alexfish. Though it didn't work, running VLC from a terminal (and reading the errors) allowed me to keep digging, leading me to:

http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-1232781.html

So, video must not be embedded, or crap happens.. Nags me though that it doesn't work out of the box, since I install from Ubuntu. Am I the only one??

And why does Mplayer mess up the playback after a few minutes? Is it just a crappy player?

Anyways, thx for helping me resolve this issue! :D

Bab

alexfish
December 8th, 2009, 10:59 PM
Your suggestion showed the path to salvation, Alexfish. Though it didn't work, running VLC from a terminal (and reading the errors) allowed me to keep digging, leading me to:

http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-1232781.html

So, video must not be embedded, or crap happens.. Nags me though that it doesn't work out of the box, since I install from Ubuntu. Am I the only one??

And why does Mplayer mess up the playback after a few minutes? Is it just a crappy player?

Anyways, thx for helping me resolve this issue! :D

Bab

Hi
No your not the only one

depends if it's up grade or Clean install

If its Clean and are Using Pulse audio then Permisions Have to be set ect


And VLC Pulse audio plugins have to be installed
+ a few other bits

same as for movie player

test out VLC and open up the tools Messages and increase the Verbosity level
to 2
Play the DVD until the menu starts / then save the file

and post it here

I will also check what in movie player / Ref: Plugins etc

babthooka
December 8th, 2009, 11:38 PM
The output of VLC is pasted at the bottom of this post. I am unsure whether VLC has been upgraded during one of the system updates, there's been a couple of those.
I'm not sure I understand the part of Movieplayer you mention in the end of your post, though..

Thx again, m8! :)





p, li { white-space: pre-wrap; } main debug: adding item `dvd:///dev/sr0' ( dvd:///dev/sr0 )
qt4 debug: Adding a new MRL to recent ones: dvd:///dev/sr0
main debug: rebuilding array of current - root Playlist
main debug: rebuild done - 2 items, index 0
main debug: processing request item dvd:///dev/sr0 node null skip 0
main debug: resyncing on dvd:///dev/sr0
main debug: dvd:///dev/sr0 is at 1
main debug: starting new item
main debug: creating new input thread
main debug: Creating an input for 'dvd:///dev/sr0'
main debug: thread (input) created at priority 10 (input/input.c:230)
main debug: thread started
main debug: using timeshift granularity of 50 MBytes
main debug: using timeshift path '/tmp'
main debug: `dvd:///dev/sr0' gives access `dvd' demux `' path `/dev/sr0'
main debug: creating demux: access='dvd' demux='' path='/dev/sr0'
main debug: looking for access_demux module: 2 candidates
qt4 debug: IM: Setting an input
qt4 debug: Updating the geometry
qt4 debug: Updating the geometry
dvdnav debug: trying to go to dvd menu
main debug: using access_demux module "dvdnav"
main debug: TIMER module_need() : 300,165 ms - Total 300,165 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 300,165 ms)
main debug: `dvd:///dev/sr0' successfully opened
dvdnav debug: DVDNAV_HOP_CHANNEL
main error: ES_OUT_RESET_PCR called
dvdnav debug: DVDNAV_VTS_CHANGE
dvdnav debug: - vtsN=1
dvdnav debug: - domain=4
main error: ES_OUT_RESET_PCR called
dvdnav debug: DVDNAV_CELL_CHANGE
dvdnav debug: - cellN=1
dvdnav debug: - pgN=1
dvdnav debug: - cell_length=43200
dvdnav debug: - pg_length=43200
dvdnav debug: - pgc_length=43200
dvdnav debug: - cell_start=0
dvdnav debug: - pg_start=0
dvdnav debug: DVDNAV_SPU_CLUT_CHANGE
dvdnav debug: DVDNAV_SPU_STREAM_CHANGE
dvdnav debug: - physical_wide=0
dvdnav debug: - physical_letterbox=0
dvdnav debug: - physical_pan_scan=1
dvdnav debug: buttonUpdate not done b=1 t=0
main debug: selecting program id=0
main debug: looking for decoder module: 31 candidates
avcodec debug: libavcodec already initialized
main debug: using decoder module "spudec"
main debug: TIMER module_need() : 0,933 ms - Total 0,933 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 0,933 ms)
main debug: looking for packetizer module: 21 candidates
main debug: using packetizer module "spudec"
main debug: TIMER module_need() : 0,220 ms - Total 0,220 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 0,220 ms)
main debug: thread (decoder) created at priority 0 (input/decoder.c:315)
main debug: thread started
spudec debug: invalid starting packet (size < 4 or pts <=0)
spudec debug: spu size: 0, i_pts: 0 i_buffer: 128
dvdnav debug: DVDNAV_AUDIO_STREAM_CHANGE
dvdnav debug: - physical=0
main debug: Buffering 0%
dvdnav debug: buttonUpdate 1
main debug: Buffering 0%
main debug: looking for decoder module: 31 candidates
main debug: using decoder module "libmpeg2"
main debug: TIMER module_need() : 0,486 ms - Total 0,486 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 0,486 ms)
main debug: thread (decoder) created at priority 0 (input/decoder.c:315)
main debug: thread started
vdnav debug: buttonUpdate 1
libmpeg2 debug: 720x576 (display 540,576), aspect 768000, sar 0:0, 25.000 fps
main debug: no usable vout present, spawning one
main debug: idx1=-1(??) idx2=-1(??)
main debug: looking for text renderer module: 2 candidates
dvdnav debug: DVDNAV_NOP
dvdnav debug: DVDNAV_WAIT
main debug: Stream buffering done (112 ms in 18 ms)
main debug: thread started
freetype debug: Building font database...
freetype debug: Finished building font database.
freetype debug: Took 513 microseconds
main debug: thread (fontlist builder) created at priority 0 (freetype.c:475)
freetype debug: using fontsize: 2
main debug: using text renderer module "freetype"
main debug: TIMER module_need() : 4,757 ms - Total 4,757 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 4,757 ms)
qt4 debug: Updating the geometry
qt4 debug: Updating the geometry
main debug: looking for video filter2 module: 20 candidates
swscale debug: 32x32 chroma: YUVA -> 16x16 chroma: YUVA with scaling using Bicubic (good quality)
main debug: using video filter2 module "swscale"
main debug: TIMER module_need() : 0,696 ms - Total 0,696 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 0,696 ms)
main debug: looking for video filter2 module: 20 candidates
yuvp debug: YUVP to YUVA converter
main debug: using video filter2 module "yuvp"
main debug: TIMER module_need() : 0,122 ms - Total 0,122 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 0,122 ms)
main debug: crop: 142,205,97,40, palette forced: 1
main debug: window size: 1024x576
main debug: looking for video output module: 8 candidates
main debug: thread ended
xvideo debug: adaptor 0, port 280, format 0x32315659 (YV12) planar
main debug: looking for xwindow module: 3 candidates
main debug: TIMER module_need() : 0,199 ms - Total 0,199 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 0,199 ms)
main debug: no "xwindow" window provider available
xvideo debug: XShm video extension v1.1 (without pixmaps, opcode: 142)
xvideo debug: Window manager supports NetWM
xvideo debug: Window manager supports _NET_WM_STATE_FULLSCREEN
xvideo debug: Window manager supports _NET_WM_STATE_ABOVE
xvideo debug: Window manager supports _NET_WM_STATE_BELOW
main debug: using video output module "xvideo"
main debug: TIMER module_need() : 33,023 ms - Total 33,023 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 33,023 ms)
main debug: Deinterlacing available
main debug: got 16 direct buffer(s)
main debug: pic render sz 720x576, of (0,0), vsz 720x576, 4cc I420, ar 16:9, sar 64:45, msk r0x0 g0x0 b0x0
main debug: pic in sz 720x576, of (0,0), vsz 720x576, 4cc I420, ar 16:9, sar 64:45, msk r0x0 g0x0 b0x0
main debug: pic out sz 720x576, of (0,0), vsz 720x576, 4cc I420, ar 16:9, sar 64:45, msk r0x0 g0x0 b0x0
main debug: direct render, mapping render pictures 0-14 to system pictures 1-15
main warning: dts != current_pts (-247265)
main debug: End of video preroll
main debug: Received first picture
main debug: Decoder buffering done in 112 ms
dvdnav debug: DVDNAV_STILL_FRAME
dvdnav debug: - length=0xff
qt4 debug: Qt: Entering Fullscreen
main debug: looking for video blending module: 1 candidate
blend debug: chroma: YUVA -> I420
main debug: using video blending module "blend"
main debug: TIMER module_need() : 0,236 ms - Total 0,236 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 0,236 ms)
freetype debug: using fontsize: 36

alexfish
December 9th, 2009, 06:01 PM
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