AV issues

Hi guys,

I am having issues playing A/V with totem an VLP. The strange thing is that video and audio files played for a short time before quitting. Now the video player crashes shortly after loading the file. I am not sure what to do with this one. I am including the error log Firefox creates in safe mode. I have all of the restricted codecs installed, so I do not think this is an issue regarding that.

update I just disabled desktop effects, and video started working again. could this have cause the problem? and why would that be?

chris@linux-w6k0:~/Desktop> firefox --safe-mode
** Message: NP_Initialize
** Message: NP_Initialize succeeded
** Message: totemPlugin ctor [0x8f26b20]
** Message: Init mimetype 'application/x-mplayer2' mode 1
** Message: Base URI is 'http://www.vdat.com/techsupport/windowstest.asp'
** Message: Real mimetype for 'application/x-mplayer2' is 'video/x-msvideo'
argv[0] type application/x-mplayer2
argv[1] pluginspage http://www.microsoft.com/Windows/Downloads/Contents/Products/MediaPlayer/
argv[2] name MediaPlayer
argv[3] src http://video.vdat.com/playfile.asp?brand=VN&file=countdown_56.asf&stream=w
argv[4] showcontrols 1
argv[5] showpositioncontrols 0
argv[6] showaudiocontrols 1
argv[7] showtracker 0
argv[8] showdisplay 0
argv[9] showstatusbar 1
argv[10] showgotobar 0
argv[11] showcaptioning 0
argv[12] autostart 1
argv[13] autorewind 0
argv[14] animationatstart 0
argv[15] transparentatstart 0
argv[16] allowchangedisplaysize 0
argv[17] allowscan 0
argv[18] enablecontextmenu 0
argv[19] clicktoplay 0
argv[20] height 160
argv[21] width 120
** Message: mSrc: http://video.vdat.com/playfile.asp?brand=VN&file=countdown_56.asf&stream=w
** Message: mCache: 0
** Message: mControllerHidden: 0
** Message: mShowStatusbar: 1
** Message: mHidden: 0
** Message: mAudioOnly: 0
** Message: mAutostart: 1, mRepeat: 0
** Message: Launching: /usr/lib/totem/totem-plugin-viewer --plugin-type gmp --user-agent Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.0) Gecko/2008061600 SUSE/3.0-1.2 Firefox/3.0 --mimetype video/x-msvideo --statusbar 
** Message: Viewer spawned, PID 11865
** Message: GetValue variable 14 (e)
** Message: Initial window set, XID 4600841 size 120x160
** Message: No viewer proxy yet, deferring SetWindow
** Message: Viewer DBus interface name is 'org.gnome.totem.PluginViewer_11865'
** Message: NameOwnerChanged old-owner '' new-owner ':1.125'
** Message: Viewer now connected to the bus
** Message: ViewerSetup
** Message: Calling SetWindow
Viewer: SetWindow XID 73402433 size 120:160
*** PULSEAUDIO: Unable to connect: Connection refused
** Message: NewStream mimetype 'video/x-ms-asf' URL 'http://video.vdat.com/playfile.asp?brand=VN&file=countdown_56.asf&stream=w'
** Message: Viewer not ready, aborting stream
TotemEmbedded-Message: Viewer state: STOPPED
** Message: SetWindow reply
** Message: ViewerReady
** Message: IsSchemeSupported scheme 'http': yes
TotemEmbedded-Message: totem_embedded_open_stream called: uri http://video.vdat.com/playfile.asp?brand=VN&file=countdown_56.asf&stream=w, base_uri: http://www.vdat.com/techsupport/windowstest.asp
TotemEmbedded-Message: totem_embedded_open_internal 'fd://0' is-browser-stream 1 start-play 1
TotemEmbedded-Message: BEFORE _open
TotemEmbedded-Message: AFTER _open (ret: 1)
TotemEmbedded-Message: Viewer state: PLAYING
** Message: OpenStream reply
** Message: NewStream mimetype 'video/x-ms-asf' URL 'http://video.vdat.com/playfile.asp?brand=VN&file=countdown_56.asf&stream=w'
** Message: Should be dual type 'audio/x-ms-asx', making sure now
** Message: Is dual type 'audio/x-ms-asx'
** Message: Is playlist; need to wait for the file to be downloaded completely
** Message: StreamAsFile filename '/home/chris/.mozilla/firefox/rk36ss36.default/Cache/4682648Fd01'
TotemEmbedded-Message: Setting the current playlist to /home/chris/.mozilla/firefox/rk36ss36.default/Cache/4682648Fd01 (base: http://www.vdat.com/techsupport/windowstest.asp)
** Message: DestroyStream reason 0
** Message: URLNotify URL 'http://video.vdat.com/playfile.asp?brand=VN&file=countdown_56.asf&stream=w' reason 0
added URI 'mms://a1652.m.akastream.net/7/1652/1459/1133702099/video.vdat.com/EncodedMedia/videonewswire/video/windows/countdown_56.asf'
TotemEmbedded-Message: totem_embedded_open_internal 'mms://a1652.m.akastream.net/7/1652/1459/1133702099/video.vdat.com/EncodedMedia/videonewswire/video/windows/countdown_56.asf' is-browser-stream 0 start-play 0
TotemEmbedded-Message: BEFORE _open
GetOutput r=0x0   size:8192  align:1
StreamCount r=0x0  1  1
TotemEmbedded-Message: AFTER _open (ret: 1)
The program 'totem-plugin-viewer' received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was 'BadAlloc (insufficient resources for operation)'.
  (Details: serial 64 error_code 11 request_code 140 minor_code 19)
  (Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously;
   that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it.
   To debug your program, run it with the --sync command line
   option to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful
   backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)

(totem-plugin-viewer:11865): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: invalid unclassed pointer in cast to `GObject'

(totem-plugin-viewer:11865): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_ref: assertion `G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed

(totem-plugin-viewer:11865): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: invalid unclassed pointer in cast to `GObject'

(totem-plugin-viewer:11865): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_unref: assertion `G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed
** Message: NameOwnerChanged old-owner ':1.125' new-owner ''
** Message: Viewer lost connection!

Thank you for pointing me towards Desktop Effects!

This thread offers more information on the problem. I decided to disable Desktop Effects until the problem is fixed.

Desktop Effects interfers with Video playback - openSUSE Forums

hey grom, thanks for pointing me to this post!