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    Totem: Failed to create output image buffer of 428x240 pixels

    It's been about a year since I first saw that error, perhaps more, because it might have started in Karmic, and now in Lucid. It happens when I try playing vedeo files of all kinds - FLVs, AVIs, MP4s, but not all. Istead of starting to play the video, Totem pops up a notification box saying "Failed to create output image buffer of YYYxYYY pixels
    ". Other players like mplayer or VLC don't have that problem.
    Does anyone have a fix?

    If I try launching Totem from a terminal, the output is this:
    (totem:14978): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: IA__g_object_set_valist: object class `GstPlayBin2' has no property named `queue-threshold'
    ** Message: Error: Failed to create output image buffer of 428x240 pixels
    xvimagesink.c(2384): gst_xvimagesink_show_frame (): /GstPlayBin2:play/GstPlaySink:playsink0/GstBin:vbin/GstGConfVideoSink:video-sink/GstBin:bin0/GstAutoVideoSink:autovideosink0/GstXvImageSink:autovideosink0-actual-sink-xvimage:
    XServer allocated buffer size did not match input buffer
    Some shady web sources suggest changing the values of kernel.shmmax and kernel.shmall, which I tried, but the problem remains.

    Code:
    kernel.shmmax=67108864
    kernel.shmall=32768
    Edit: I should probably provide some info on the videos. Well, here is the output of 'ffmpeg -i':
    Seems stream 0 codec frame rate differs from container frame rate: 1000.00 (1000/1) -> 23.00 (23/1)
    Input #0, flv, from 'video.flv':
    Metadata:
    metadatacreator : Yet Another Metadata Injector for FLV - Version 1.5
    hasKeyframes : true
    hasVideo : true
    hasAudio : true
    hasMetadata : true
    canSeekToEnd : false
    duration : 2095
    datasize : 206640683
    videosize : 188404130
    videocodecid : 2
    width : 428
    height : 240
    framerate : 23
    videodatarate : 701
    audiosize : 17723005
    audiocodecid : 2
    audiosamplerate : 44100
    audiosamplesize : 16
    stereo : true
    audiodatarate : 63
    filesize : 206713692
    lasttimestamp : 2095
    lastkeyframetimestamp: 2095
    lastkeyframelocation: 206707051
    Duration: 00:34:55.04, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 781 kb/s
    Stream #0.0: Video: flv, yuv420p, 428x240, 717 kb/s, 23 tbr, 1k tbn, 1k tbc
    Stream #0.1: Audio: mp3, 44100 Hz, 2 channels, s16, 64 kb/s
    At least one output file must be specified
    Since no one is ever going to read this far, I'll mention that August has been surprisingly bearable this year.
    Last edited by mikewhatever; August 23rd, 2011 at 04:36 AM. Reason: just spamming the cyberspace

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