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    Default SMplayer - hard to isolate playback problem

    Since yesterday I have quite some trouble with SMplayer - it does not play all the files it used to, but I am uncertain whether this is a codec problem or not.

    SMplayer will play most files as it used to, however, a large number of movies either freezes the interface (sometimes) or just stop playback right away. The thing is: MPlayer plays those files fine. The affected filetype is mpeg, the containerformat does not seem to matter. Strange enough, *some* mpegs can be played within SMplayer while others can not. Other formats (.flv, .ogg etc.) work fine always (so it seems).

    Since MPlayer has no trouble while SMplayer does, I figured some special setting might have caused this behaviour, so I moved ~/.config/smplayer to reset them to defaults, but that does not help. Then I looked into the MPlayer log and found this:

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    [...]
    
    ==========================================================================
    Forced video codec: ffmpeg12vdpau
    Opening video decoder: [ffmpeg] FFmpeg's libavcodec codec family
    Selected video codec: [ffmpeg12vdpau] vfm: ffmpeg (FFmpeg MPEG-1/2 (VDPAU))
    ==========================================================================
    ID_VIDEO_CODEC=ffmpeg12vdpau
    ==========================================================================
    Opening audio decoder: [mpg123] MPEG 1.0/2.0/2.5 layers I, II, III
    AUDIO: 48000 Hz, 2 ch, s16le, 256.0 kbit/16.67% (ratio: 32000->192000)
    ID_AUDIO_BITRATE=256000
    ID_AUDIO_RATE=48000
    ID_AUDIO_NCH=2
    Selected audio codec: [mpg123] afm: mpg123 (MPEG 1.0/2.0/2.5 layers I, II, III)
    ==========================================================================
    AO: [alsa] 48000Hz 2ch floatle (4 bytes per sample)
    ID_AUDIO_CODEC=mpg123
    Starting playback...
    [VD_FFMPEG] Trying pixfmt=0.
    Could not find matching colorspace - retrying with -vf scale...
    Opening video filter: [scale]
    The selected video_out device is incompatible with this codec.
    Try appending the scale filter to your filter list,
    e.g. -vf spp,scale instead of -vf spp.
    [VD_FFMPEG] Trying pixfmt=1.
    Could not find matching colorspace - retrying with -vf scale...
    Opening video filter: [scale]
    The selected video_out device is incompatible with this codec.
    Try appending the scale filter to your filter list,
    e.g. -vf spp,scale instead of -vf spp.
    [VD_FFMPEG] Trying pixfmt=2.
    Movie-Aspect is 1.33:1 - prescaling to correct movie aspect.
    ID_VIDEO_ASPECT=1.3333
    VO: [vdpau] 544x576 => 768x576 MPEG2 VDPAU acceleration 
    [VD_FFMPEG] XVMC-accelerated MPEG-2.
    
    ID_AUDIO_TRACK=0
    
    
    Exiting... (Quit)
    ID_EXIT=QUIT
    ...which is weird since I have set SMplayer to use 'xv' always, not vdpau. Anyway, then I set 'xv' to 'vdpau' and voilà: the file works again - only when using vdpau always I can not watch the majority of my movies (same behaviour, playback just stops), although I used to be able to use vdpau always a while ago (I think it fell back on xv in case vdpau could not be used).

    Xine-based players and VLC work fine.

    openSUSE 11.4 / 32bit, the latest versions of SMplayer and MPlayer are installed from Packman.

    Can anyone confirm this behaviour or give me a hint? My goal would be to set SMplayer to vdpau without ignoring all non vdpauable files, yet I could live with an 'xv' setting.

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    Default Re: SMplayer - hard to isolate playback problem

    Just a short question: is it okay to "bump" threads here?



    :-)

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    Default Re: SMplayer - hard to isolate playback problem

    Bump away
    We miss stuff

    I do not have this problem, but all by 11.4's are _64, should that matter.
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    Thank you caf, knowing that it's a problem on my system helps a bit.

    Could someone please post me a ~/.config/smplayer/smplayer.ini? I am still not sure whether my settings cause this.

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    Thank you - will check that later and give feedback.

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    I am getting a bit desperate here... your smplayer.ini does not change the behaviour, on a console all I get is...

    Code:
    kalle@hoppers:~/datenzwei/Videos/Peanuts> smplayer Peanuts\ DVB\ 06\ -\ It\ Was\ A\ Short\ Summer\,\ Charlie\ Brown.mpg 
    Das ist SMPlayer Version 0.6.9+SVN-r0UNKNOWN, ausgeführt auf Linux
    The SMPlayer-log says: smplayer-log - Pastebin.com

    Yet another MPlayer-log: /usr/bin/mplayer -noquiet -nofs -nomouseinput -sub-fuzziness 1 -identify -slave - Pastebin.com

    I just don't understand what's going wrong here...

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    Default Re: SMplayer - hard to isolate playback problem

    I saw this random comment in the Packman ML

    latest Mplayer(1.0rc4_r33574) can't work with smplayer and umplayer backends
    I gone back to MPlayer-1.0rc4_r33321 - it works good
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    Could you link to that? Google doesn't help me here.

    Anyway, thank you, that gives me hope that it will be fixed some time soon - until then: where do I get that working MPlayer-version?

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