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    Default Multimedia trashed...again

    24 hours ago kaffeine, vlc, smplayer and mplayer were all functional. Now after a software update only smplayer is functional. Kaffeine has been my favorite player since version 0.97 but recently only vlc would play all formats of videos so I got used to it. All packages have been installed from packman. Kaffeine now crashes with...

    socket(): Address family not supported by protocol
    ion@apollo:~> 1 errors in postprocess string "hb:a,vb:a,dr:a"
    [mpeg4 @ 0x874d700] Invalid and inefficient vfw-avi packed B frames detected
    KCrash: Application 'kaffeine-xbu' crashing...
    KCrash: Attempting to start /usr/lib/kde4/libexec/drkonqi from kdeinit
    sock_file=/home/ion/.kde4/socket-apollo/kdeinit4__0
    abort: audio_alsa_out.c:853: ao_alsa_write: Aborting.
    Unable to start Dr. Konqi

    ...vlc plays sound but no video...

    VLC media player 1.1.9 The Luggage (revision exported)
    Blocked: call to unsetenv("DBUS_ACTIVATION_ADDRESS")
    Blocked: call to unsetenv("DBUS_ACTIVATION_BUS_TYPE")
    [0x80503fc] main libvlc: Running vlc with the default interface. Use 'cvlc' to use vlc without interface.
    Blocked: call to setlocale(6, "")
    Blocked: call to setlocale(6, "")
    Blocked: call to putenv("LANGUAGE=")
    KGlobal::locale::Warning your global KLocale is being recreated with a valid main component instead of a fake component, this usually means you tried to call i18n related functions before your main component was created. You should not do that since it most likely will not work
    [0x81da71c] signals interface error: signal 17 overriden (0xb2a84790)
    [0x81da71c] signals interface error: /usr/lib/libQtCore.so.4(?)[(nil)]
    [0x8410c4c] oss audio output error: cannot open audio device (/dev/dsp)
    Cannot connect to server socket err = No such file or directory
    Cannot connect to server socket
    jack server is not running or cannot be started
    [0x8410c4c] jack audio output error: failed to connect to JACK server
    socket(): Address family not supported by protocol
    [0x81da71c] signals interface error: signal 17 overriden (0xb2a84790)
    [0x81da71c] signals interface error: /usr/lib/libQtCore.so.4(?)[(nil)]
    [0x81da71c] signals interface error: signal 17 overriden (0xb2a84790)
    [0x81da71c] signals interface error: /usr/lib/libQtCore.so.4(?)[(nil)]

    ...and mplayer crashes as well with a report that's too long to post. Well I can live without mplayer.

    What am I doing wrong. Accepting updates perhaps?

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    Default Re: Multimedia trashed...again

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    ionmich, the package mplayer has a new fork called mplayer2 and a file that allows the use of mplayer2 as mplayer. I have switched to mplayer2 with no ill effects though I did read were oldcpu was sticking with the older program. I would also say that I have stuck with pulseaudio and have not changed it from the default. I have a bash script that might be helpful in trying to setup all of your multimedia properly called mmcheck. You can find the most recent version here in message #75:

    MMCHECK - Check Your Multimedia in 10 Steps - Script File, as proposed by RedDwarf - Page 8

    It is worth a try. I also use Kaffeine though I actually use the KDE3 version you can also get from Packman and I even get the default Kaffeine from Packman. I have noticed a few changes lately like mplayer2, but so far, everything is still working. Why not check out your setup with mmcheck and tell us what you found.

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    On 05/30/2011 10:06 PM, ionmich wrote:
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    > What am I doing wrong. Accepting updates perhaps?


    maybe! tell you what i do and do not:

    -do not allow package kit to install anything, instead i use it to
    signal me that something is waiting for update

    -when signaled, i do open YaST Online Update and *look* at what is
    offered and _decide_ if i want that right now, or not..

    like today, i see there is an update for libmodplug0, a "library based
    on the ModPlug sound engine"... ah *sound*, and there is a guy in the
    forms who had his *sound* system trashed by a recent update..

    so, i mark the libmodplug0 update as "taboo" and let it wait for another
    few days...maybe there will be lots of folks with trashed sound, maybe
    not...if not then in a few weeks i'll _allow_ the upgrade to take place..

    imo, it is necessary for the system administrator to be involved in
    decision making....if Windows folks are happy with allowing Redmond to
    push changes to their machines without ever looking to see what is going
    on...that is fine with me....but, that does not mean that i have to so
    trust someone else that i can't take responsibility for my own
    machine....at least that is how i see it: updates are _offered_ not
    mandatory.

    ymmv

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    Quote Originally Posted by ionmich View Post
    24 hours ago kaffeine, vlc, smplayer and mplayer were all functional. Now after a software update only smplayer is functional. Kaffeine has been my favorite player since version 0.97 but recently only vlc would play all formats of videos so I got used to it. All packages have been installed from packman. Kaffeine now crashes with...
    Your vlc is showing an error related to audio (oss, jack ... ) so you probably should check its audio output mode.

    Your konqueror is also showing an error related to audio.

    Were you by chance tuning your alsa configuration ? Were you tuning your audio in YaST or in your Desktop configuration ? What was in the update you did ?

    You can check your update content by running:
    Code:
    rpm -qa --last | less
    which will give you a chronological listing of the last rpms you installed.

    Also, what is useful in such cases is to give us the version of the applications you have installed. ie: output of:
    Code:
    rpm -qa '*xine*' '*vlc*' '*kaffeine*' '*layer*'
    For example on my openSUSE-11.3 desktop where this all runs fine, I get:
    Code:
    oldcpu@core-i7:~> rpm -qa '*xine*' '*vlc*' '*kaffeine*' '*layer*'                                                                            
    RealPlayer-11.0.2.2315-20101117.i586                                                                                                         
    dragonplayer-4.4.4-1.4.x86_64                                                                                                                
    kdebase4-runtime-xine-4.4.4-3.1.2.x86_64                                                                                                     
    libxine1-1.1.19-2.pm.46.1.x86_64                                                                                                             
    flash-player-10.3.181.14-0.2.1.i586                                                                                                          
    pullin-flash-player-11.3.1-2.1.1.x86_64                                                                                                      
    kaffeine-1.2.2-1.pm.1.3.x86_64
    vlc-noX-1.1.9-4.pm.11.1.x86_64
    libvlc5-1.1.9-4.pm.11.1.x86_64
    kde3-kaffeine-0.8.8-50.pm.50.25.x86_64
    xine-ui-0.99.6-1.pm.2.3.x86_64
    phonon-backend-vlc-0.3.1-1.pm.2.1.x86_64
    libxine1-gnome-vfs-1.1.19-2.pm.46.1.x86_64
    smplayer-0.6.9+r3599-1.pm.3.3.x86_64
    kde3-kaffeine-lang-0.8.8-50.pm.50.25.noarch
    vlc-1.1.9-4.pm.11.1.x86_64
    phonon-backend-xine-4.4.2-1.6.x86_64
    libxine1-codecs-1.1.19-2.pm.46.1.x86_64
    mplayerplug-in-3.55+cvs20100124-0.pm.3.6.x86_64
    libxine1-pulse-1.1.19-2.pm.46.1.x86_64
    kaffeine-lang-1.2.2-1.pm.1.3.noarch
    vlc-qt-1.1.9-4.pm.11.1.x86_64
    libvlccore4-1.1.9-4.pm.11.1.x86_64
    xinetd-2.3.14-149.1.x86_64
    gmplayer-1.0rc4_r33321-1.pm.1.8.x86_64
    xine-skins-1.0.3-2.pm.2.1.noarch
    MPlayer-1.0rc4_r33321-1.pm.1.8.x86_64
    Cutting edge KDE updates are known to cause problems at times. What is in your repositories ? What is output of:
    Code:
    zypper lr -d
    I know this is not helpful, but when I don't have problems (with my conservative update and repository policy) and others do have problems, I can't help but think that a blind package update whenever there is something new available is a really bad policy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdmcdaniel3 View Post
    ionmich, the package mplayer has a new fork called mplayer2 and a file that allows the use of mplayer2 as mplayer. I have switched to mplayer2 with no ill effects though I did read were oldcpu was sticking with the older program. I would also say that I have stuck with pulseaudio and have not changed it from the default. I have a bash script that might be helpful in trying to setup all of your multimedia properly called mmcheck. You can find the most recent version here in message #75:

    MMCHECK - Check Your Multimedia in 10 Steps - Script File, as proposed by RedDwarf - Page 8

    It is worth a try. I also use Kaffeine though I actually use the KDE3 version you can also get from Packman and I even get the default Kaffeine from Packman. I have noticed a few changes lately like mplayer2, but so far, everything is still working. Why not check out your setup with mmcheck and tell us what you found.

    Thank You,
    Many thanks for the assistance. I have used mmcheck before. Very user-friendly. Ran mmcheck again. Some gstreamer packages were missing, and I installed them. Ran into a problem...

    Unsatisfied dependencies for gstreamer-0_10-plugins-bad-0.10.22-1.pm.119.4.i586:
    libmjpegutils-1.9.so.0 is needed by gstreamer-0_10-plugins-bad-0.10.22-1.pm.119.4.i586
    libmplex2-1.9.so.0 is needed by gstreamer-0_10-plugins-bad-0.10.22-1.pm.119.4.i586

    but decided not to install the recommended work-around as it switched packages from packman to suse. Perhaps you might advise otherwise. I then tested with two problematic videos that used to play before. No change. One is an avi, the other is an flv.

    I haven't tried mplayer2 yet as it is my least preferred choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    On 05/30/2011 10:06 PM, ionmich wrote:[color=blue]
    maybe! tell you what i do and do not:

    -do not allow package kit to install anything, instead i use it to
    signal me that something is waiting for update

    -when signaled, i do open YaST Online Update and *look* at what is
    offered and _decide_ if i want that right now, or not..
    I had deleted kpackagekit, but I am taking your advice to heart, will re-install it and follow your instructions.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ionmich View Post
    Ran into a problem...

    Unsatisfied dependencies for gstreamer-0_10-plugins-bad-0.10.22-1.pm.119.4.i586:
    libmjpegutils-1.9.so.0 is needed by gstreamer-0_10-plugins-bad-0.10.22-1.pm.119.4.i586
    libmplex2-1.9.so.0 is needed by gstreamer-0_10-plugins-bad-0.10.22-1.pm.119.4.i586

    but decided not to install the recommended work-around as it switched packages from packman to suse.
    Tried to update my packman [essential] packages today on a standard 64bit installation, had that same issue and also decided not to update.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldcpu View Post
    Your vlc is showing an error related to audio (oss, jack ... ) so you probably should check its audio output mode.
    Strange, because vlc plays the sound track of the video, but not the picture.

    Quote Originally Posted by oldcpu View Post
    Were you by chance tuning your alsa configuration ? Were you tuning your audio in YaST or in your Desktop configuration ? What was in the update you did ?
    Only to the extent of using alsamixer to set input microphone levels. This is a recent (10 days ago) installation (11.4 32bit KDE) and for the first time I did not have to disable or delete pulse audio for proper audio results.

    Also, what is useful in such cases is to give us the version of the applications you have installed. ie: output of:
    Code:
    rpm -qa '*xine*' '*vlc*' '*kaffeine*' '*layer*'
    ~> rpm -qa '*xine*' '*vlc*' '*kaffeine*' '*layer*'
    xinetd-2.3.14-152.1.i586
    gecko-mediaplayer-1.0.0-1.pm.1.4.i586
    kaffeine-1.2.2-1.pm.1.3.i586
    kaffeine-lang-1.2.2-1.pm.1.3.noarch
    libxine1-1.1.19-2.pm.46.1.i586
    vlc-qt-1.1.9-4.pm.11.1.i586
    phonon-backend-vlc-0.3.2-1.pm.2.6.i586
    flash-player-10.3.181.14-0.2.1.i586
    phonon-backend-xine-4.4.4-3.1.i586
    smplayer-0.6.9+r3599-1.pm.3.1.i586
    libxine1-pulse-1.1.19-2.pm.46.1.i586
    libvlccore4-1.1.9-4.pm.11.1.i586
    gmplayer-1.0rc4_r33321-1.pm.1.3.i586
    libxine1-gnome-vfs-1.1.19-2.pm.46.1.i586
    kdebase4-runtime-xine-4.6.0-4.9.1.i586
    gnome-mplayer-1.0.2-1.pm.1.3.i586
    libvlc5-1.1.9-4.pm.11.1.i586
    vlc-1.1.9-4.pm.11.1.i586
    pullin-flash-player-11.4.1-0.3.1.i586
    vlc-noX-1.1.9-4.pm.11.1.i586
    MPlayer-1.0rc4_r33321-1.pm.1.3.i586
    xine-ui-0.99.6-1.pm.2.3.i586
    gnome-mplayer-lang-1.0.2-1.pm.1.3.noarch
    libxine1-codecs-1.1.19-2.pm.46.1.i586

    zypper lr -d
    [/code]
    1 | Packman Repository | Packman Repository | No | No | 99 | rpm-md | Index of /pub/mirrors/packman/suse/openSUSE_11.4/ |
    2 | Updates-for-openSUSE-11.4-11.4-0 | Updates for openSUSE 11.4 11.4-0 | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | Index of /update/11.4 |
    3 | packman | packman | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | Index of /pub/linux/misc/packman/suse/openSUSE_11.4 |
    4 | repo-non-oss | openSUSE-11.4-Non-Oss | Yes | Yes | 99 | yast2 | Index of /distribution/11.4/repo/non-oss |
    5 | repo-oss | openSUSE-11.4-Oss | Yes | Yes | 99 | yast2 | Index of /distribution/11.4/repo/oss

    Only four enabled repositories.

    Thanks for the help and advice. If all else fails I still have a functioning smplayer. (Fingers crossed). |

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    Quote Originally Posted by ionmich View Post
    Strange, because vlc plays the sound track of the video, but not the picture.
    ??

    Did you mention that in a previous post? My obviously incorrect assumption had been that NOTHING played. That is the sort of detail that is INCREDIBLY important to put in one's first post.

    The error messages indicate hiccups with audio, so if you provide no further information, what is one to assume when trying to help ?? < arrrgggggg > !

    Note I note that I have (on openSUSE-11.3):
    phonon-backend-vlc-0.3.1-1.pm.2.1.x86_64
    phonon-backend-xine-4.4.2-1.6.x86_64
    MPlayer-1.0rc4_r33321-1.pm.1.8.x86_64

    vs your (on openSUSE-11.4):

    phonon-backend-vlc-0.3.2-1.pm.2.6.i586
    phonon-backend-xine-4.4.4-3.1.i586
    MPlayer-1.0rc4_r33321-1.pm.1.3.i586

    My guess is the problem you have encountered is likely a configuration problem.

    You likely need to tell us what configuration you have setup for the output video mode in xine (which you note does not work), in vlc (which you note does not work), and in smplayer (which you say works).

    And also provide more detail as to exactly what video codecs you tried to play. Note 'avi' is NOT a codec.

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