totem MPEG4 no audio


Just for starters, some Novell/openSUSE web pages do not render correctly with Epiphany. It would not accept verification either in the search page. Back to business though.

Totem can display mpeg4 videos, but there is no sound. The audio codec stated from nautilis is ADPCM. xine can play them, although the audio is not sync’ed correctly.

Run through the multimedia guide here.
Multi-media and Restricted Format Installation Guide - openSUSE Forums
It’s for 11.1 so you need different repo’s. I added VLC to get libdvdcss and then removed that repo. Then added Packman and ran:

zypper in libavcodec52 libdvdnav4 libdvdplay0 libdvdread4 libffmpeg0 libquicktime0 libxine1 libxine1-codecs libxvidcore4 smplayer vlc w32codec-all xine-ui xvidcore gnome-mplayer

You will need to accept vendor changes to Packman. Set Packman to highest priority

Here are mine:

1 | Packman                             | Packman                     | Yes     | Yes     |   98     | rpm-md |         |
2 | | Updates for openSUSE 11.2-0 | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md |                       |
3 | openSUSE 11.2-0                     | openSUSE 11.2-0             | No      | No      |   99     | yast2  | cd:///                                                          |
4 | repo-debug                          | openSUSE-11.2-Debug         | No      | No      |   99     | NONE   |  |
5 | repo-non-oss                        | openSUSE-11.2-Non-Oss       | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | yast2  |    |
6 | repo-oss                            | openSUSE-11.2-Oss           | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | yast2  |        |
7 | repo-source                         | openSUSE-11.2-Source        | No      | No      |   99     | NONE   | |

uh, that’s a nice link for 11.1, hence, this is a forum for pre-release. I had no problems with the exact same videos in 11.1. It’s only with 11.2 that I’m having this issue. As I said before, the video plays, but no sound. I’m pretty sure they were working with KDE 3.5.2 under 11.2. I’m back to GNOME now though. They do play with audio using gxine.

I don’t use gnome, except occasionally in my Fedora Box and even then I would never used Totem, actually I removed it. SMplayer always, same in openSUSE.
FYI: I know exactly what part of the forum we are in

I’m not running Fedora, hence, an openSUSE forum under pre-release beta. That’s nice that you don’t use totem. Totem is the default player for GNOME. Can you offer any advice for totem with 11.2 other than you use smplayer with Fedora?

Can you configure the Totem player to use xine backend and are you able to set xine in system settings in gnome?

I also do not use gnome, and hence do not use totem.

But I thought I would post to note that there is now an 11.2 repository for Packman, which is gradually being built:

I’ve read no official notice of it yet, so I do not know if it should be used yet, but I note all the mirrors have it now.

Packman used to package a totem that used the libxine engine, but they do not do so any more. When I went to the totem home page: Totem I noted that totem uses gstreamer.

Hence if you have not done so, you could replace any of your 11.2 Novell/SuSE-GmbH packaged gstreamer apps with Packman packaged ones from factory or from the 11.2 repository for Packman, and see if that helps. Its possible you may also wish to install ffmpeg, libffmpeg and w32codec-all, as those provide many codecs either directly, or thru their dependencies, although I do not know if totem/gstreamer uses them, as I always use the xine engine and have no gstreamer experience.

Yeah, I have the packman repositories installed with the usual codecs and so forth. Still no MPEG4 audio. In fact, I even have the fluendo playback bundle installed for gstreamer too.

As noted, I do not use totem (nor gstreamer) so I do not know what specific packman app provides the mpeg4 (which is both audio and video) capability to totem (if indeed any do provide that).

You could do a search on Packman for mpeg, or 264 or pcm

and see if there are any apps there specific to your totem problem that night help.

ByteEnable wrote:

> Totem can display mpeg4 videos, but there is no sound. The audio codec
> stated from nautilis is ADPCM. xine can play them, although the audio
> is not sync’ed correctly.

It seems you are facing this Gnome bug:

Bug 591809 - [ffdec_adpcm_ima_wav] can’t decode ADPCM file

Better fill a bugzilla report so this can be fixed for openSUSE 11.2.