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    Totem doesn't play media link.

    http://www.ciut.fm/listen-now/

    Check out the the media player link on the page.

    http://www.caribbean-radio.com/ciut/ciut.asx

    mplayer (gecko-mediaplayer) plays it, vlc plays it but not totem. You can download the .asx file and play outside of the webbroser, Again anything based on mplayer plays it, vlc plays it but not totem.

    But in other distros I have tried (Debian sid, Fedora, Manjaro) Totem plays the .asx file immediately. It is the same version of Totem (3.8.2) and the gstreamer backend has the same versions too apparently. It seems that Totem and gstreamer are broken in Ubuntu and in Ubuntu only (maybe Debian proper as well, I installed everything multimedia in Debian from deb-multimedia). I have installed all obvious Totem and gstreamer plugins and still it wouldn't play. In fact it has never been able to play it since 10.04 (it worked in 10.04, at least for the 6 months that I used it)

    I tried to play the downlaoded .asx file with totem in the terminal but there is no error message. I am wondering if there is a way to find out what's wrong. It just bugs me when things are broken.
    Last edited by monkeybrain20122; December 13th, 2013 at 01:34 PM.

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    Re: Totem doesn't play media link.

    works fine here in totem, screen
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    Re: Totem doesn't play media link.

    Hmm.. Interesting. I have not modified Totem in anyway, just right from the repo. But it has never worked on any of my Ubuntu release. Is there any way that I can get some error message? Totem just says "stopped" on the status.

    Thanks

    Can someone else try it as well and see if that works?


    Edited: It doesn't work in guest session either, so it is not my local configuration.
    Last edited by monkeybrain20122; December 13th, 2013 at 06:30 PM.

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    Re: Totem doesn't play media link.

    Can you give output of gst-instpect command?:
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    sudo apt-get install gstreamer1.0-tools
    gst-inspect1.0 | grep -i asf

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    Re: Totem doesn't play media link.

    Hi, here are the outputs

    Code:
    $ gst-inspect-1.0 | grep -i asf
    asfmux:  asfparse: ASF parser
    asfmux:  rtpasfpay: RTP ASF payloader
    asfmux:  asfmux: ASF muxer
    libav:  avmux_asf_stream: libav ASF format muxer (not recommended, use asfmux instead)
    libav:  avmux_asf: libav ASF format muxer (not recommended, use asfmux instead)
    asf:  rtpasfdepay: RTP ASF packet depayloader
    asf:  rtspwms: WMS RTSP Extension
    asf:  asfdemux: ASF Demuxer
    typefindfunctions: video/x-ms-asf: asf, wm, wma, wmv

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    Re: Totem doesn't play media link.

    This is odd. In Fedora totem plays the asx 10 out of 10 times. But trying to play it with gstreamer command

    Code:
    gst-launch-1.0 playbin uri=file:///home/username/ciut.asx
    did not work
    Code:
    Setting pipeline to PAUSED ...
    Pipeline is PREROLLING ...
    ERROR: from element /GstPlayBin:playbin0/GstURIDecodeBin:uridecodebin0/GstDecodeBin:decodebin0/GstTypeFindElement:typefind: Could not determine type of stream.
    Additional debug info:
    gsttypefindelement.c(1044): gst_type_find_element_loop (): /GstPlayBin:playbin0/GstURIDecodeBin:uridecodebin0/GstDecodeBin:decodebin0/GstTypeFindElement:typefind
    ERROR: pipeline doesn't want to preroll.
    Setting pipeline to NULL ...
    Freeing pipeline
    Mybe this is not the correct command, or am I missing some options?

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    Re: Totem doesn't play media link.

    does this work? (around now, sometimes it seems the connection to that stream is poor...
    gst-launch-1.0 playbin uri=http://128.100.197.46:80/

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    Re: Totem doesn't play media link.

    Quote Originally Posted by mc4man View Post
    does this work? (around now, sometimes it seems the connection to that stream is poor...
    gst-launch-1.0 playbin uri=http://128.100.197.46:80/
    Yes! This works! I am wondering why gst-launch doesn't work on the downloaded asx file (even in distros where totem does work).

    Totem still doesn't work in Ubuntu and I have tried both the firefox plugin and the downloaded asx.

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    Re: Totem doesn't play media link.

    Quote Originally Posted by monkeybrain20122 View Post
    Yes! This works! I am wondering why gst-launch doesn't work on the downloaded asx file (even in distros where totem does work).

    Totem still doesn't work in Ubuntu and I have tried both the firefox plugin and the downloaded asx.
    You could try installing ubuntu-restricted-extras; It will pull all the gstreamer plugin packages.

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    Re: Totem doesn't play media link.

    Ubuntu-restricted-extras is installed, as are all the good bad ugly plugins.

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