View Full Version : [ubuntu] VDPAU SMPlayer pause on start

December 27th, 2009, 07:03 AM

I'm trying to get SMPlayer working with VDPAU. It's pretty much there - once you get a H264 mkv file playing, it plays super smooth and luxuriously. However, my problem is with starting the file. As soon as I open the file and press play, the time slider at the bottom stays at zero and I'm stuck looking at the first frame of the video. If I press "jump forward 10 seconds", that seems to wake it up, and the video starts playing from 10 seconds in. Same thing if I move the slider - the video will start playing from wherever the slider was dropped. But I am unable to just press play and have the video start - I have to jump through these hoops.

Anyone have any ideas? Google has so far turned up nothing.

December 27th, 2009, 08:28 AM
Are you using these packages:

December 27th, 2009, 12:06 PM
If you're using alsa as audio output, change it to pulse or oss (preferences -> general -> audio).

December 28th, 2009, 02:51 AM
Changing the sound target fixed it. Thanks a lot! I hoped someone would reply, didn't think it would be the SMPlayer developer :)

Much obliged, and thanks for your work on such an awesome program.