Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: [iLamp] h.264 playback error in gstreamer & vlc

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Troy, Michigan (Metro Detroit)
    Beans
    6

    Angry [iLamp] h.264 playback error in gstreamer & vlc

    Sorry to complain folks, but I've inherited a 17" USB-1 g4 iLamp, and it's worked great but I seem unable to play h.264 mkv video - I always get the following error: "could not find gstramer caps for ffmpg codec h.264". mp4 video get's the same error. I don't have any mpeg2 video, ogg-vorbits or webm to try. Xvid seems to work.

    As a workaround, WinFF hangs in mid-launch and Lubuntu has to force-kill it, so down-converting video seems out of the question at the moment. Flash seems EoL'ed. Even if I can get the html5 version of youtube to work, a lot of other sites complain that I need to upgrade to another version of flash, both in Midori and Firefox.

    There wouldn't happen to be a MacOS or iOS cousin to WINE, by chance, so that I could extract PPC MacOS h.264 codecs and have that be that?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Beans
    60

    Re: [iLamp] h.264 playback error in gstreamer & vlc

    The last poster on this thread said to "Try mplayer2 with smplayer in the repos."

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1947544

    There is no response after that, but the thread is marked as solved. Maybe give that a shot

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Troy, Michigan (Metro Detroit)
    Beans
    6

    Re: [iLamp] h.264 playback error in gstreamer & vlc

    I did and playback improved. It's a step in the right dirction, as I'd only get video with a black screen and forzen-subtitles if I paused playback before. But now the audio and video are very out of sync. Video playback is noticable slower, too. Perhaps because CPU useage is at 100% as soon as playback sarts?

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •