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Old 11-02-2006, 04:55 PM   #1
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Updated xine-lib and ffmpeg, now I can't watch any videos


I use totem-xine on FC6 and recently I installed an update to xine-lib and ffmpeg via the livna repo and now I can't play any videos at all. On trying to open an avi file with totem, I get a message saying that the codec 'DivX 5' is not handled and that I might need to install additional plugins, but up until the update, every video I have worked and have not added or removed any packages, only updated.

Anyone else have/had this problem? TIA.
 
Old 11-02-2006, 07:39 PM   #2
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Have you got divx installed as well? Personally i install all multimedia plugins available from livna instead of choosing them. Try updating everything you got installed from livna.
 
Old 11-02-2006, 07:44 PM   #3
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Take a look at this thread.
 
Old 11-02-2006, 09:54 PM   #4
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Okay, so I've been tinkering around with the suggestions and here is what I have:
Code:
$ yum list installed | grep xine
totem-xine.i386                          2.16.2-2.lvn6          installed       
xine-lib.i386                            1.1.2-17.fc6           installed       
xine-lib-extras-nonfree.i386             1.1.2-3.lvn6           installed
I tried using just totem-xine and xine-lib from livna, but that only worked for some mpeg files. Then on running an update, the package xine-lib-extras-nonfree showed up saying it obsoletes xine-lib from livna and depends on xine-lib from fc6. Also, in looking at the changelog, this looks like a new package. Furthermore, with what is listed above installed, I can not play *some* video files. Unless someone can tell me otherwise, it looks to me like some restructuring is taking place and not all codecs got packed into this new one, no?

Also, I usually put my windows codecs in /usr/lib/win32, is this the right place?
 
Old 11-02-2006, 10:05 PM   #5
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Ok here is mine
Code:
[shrikant@shricore ~]$ yum list installed | grep xine
totem-xine.i386                          2.16.2-2.lvn6          installed       
vdr-xine.i386                            0.7.9-6.lvn6           installed       
xine.i386                                0.99.4-8.lvn6          installed       
xine-lib.i386                            1.1.2-17.fc6           installed       
xine-lib-extras.i386                     1.1.2-1.fc6            installed       
xinetd.i386                              2:2.3.14-8             installed
I can play all types of video files. What are your *some* video files??

Yes that is the right place for windows codecs.

The players i got installed,
Xine
Mplayer
Totem-xine
Kaffeine

My gstreamer files,
Code:
[shrikant@shricore ~]$ yum list installed | grep gstreamer
gstreamer.i386                           0.10.9-2               installed       
gstreamer-ffmpeg.i386                    0.10.1-4.lvn6          installed       
gstreamer-plugins-base.i386              0.10.9-4               installed       
gstreamer-plugins-good.i386              0.10.4-1.fc6           installed       
gstreamer-plugins-ugly.i386              0.10.4-3.lvn6          installed       
gstreamer-tools.i386                     0.10.9-2               installed       
gstreamer08.i386                         0.8.12-8.fc6           installed       
gstreamer08-plugins.i386                 0.8.12-7.fc6           installed
Mind you, i haven't updated yet and seeing all these problems from many users, i'll hold back for a while.

Last edited by Hitboxx; 11-02-2006 at 10:07 PM.
 
Old 11-02-2006, 10:17 PM   #6
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I think /usr/lib/win32 has been replaced by /usr/lib/codecs. It seems both still work though.
 
Old 11-02-2006, 10:26 PM   #7
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Yes, that is correct.
 
Old 11-08-2006, 06:16 PM   #8
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I can play mpeg move files, but no avi or wmv ones. Here is the message mplayer gives me at the command line when trying to play an avi:
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mplayer: error while loading shared libraries: /usr/lib/libx264.so.54: cannot restore segment prot after reloc: Permission denied
Permissions on /usr/lib/libx264.so.54 are 644, FYI. I've seen a couple updates for the xine-lib-extras-nonfree package, but it hasn't helped yet. Thanks for the help thus far.
 
Old 11-08-2006, 06:24 PM   #9
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This is an SELinux error.

Quote:
chcon -t texrel_shlib_t /usr/lib/libx264.so.54
should get you going. If you continue to have SELinux problems and are unable to troubleshoot them I suggest disabling SELinux altogether or switching it to permissive mode under System > Administration > Security Level & Firewall

Regards
Chris
 
Old 11-09-2006, 09:53 PM   #10
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Wow, I'm shocked that this was such an easy fix. I had a problem with samba that lasted over a year before I realized it was selinux causing the problem. I'll think about that next time I have a problem.

Thanks so much!
 
Old 01-10-2007, 07:10 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by snecklifter
This is an SELinux error.

should get you going. If you continue to have SELinux problems and are unable to troubleshoot them I suggest disabling SELinux altogether or switching it to permissive mode under System > Administration > Security Level & Firewall

Regards
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Well, I've got a similar problem with SELinux disabled. I use xine, have SELinux disabled (home computer behind a router) and can play mpeg files just fine. I get sound but no video if I try .avi files, or video but no sound if I try to play .wmv files. I've tried updating every codec library I can. all codecs are in /usr/loca/lib/codecs, which is where xine is set to look for them. I'm stumped, and frustrated -- everything worked before I (clean) installed fc6.
 
Old 01-11-2007, 10:48 AM   #12
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Well, I've got a similar problem with SELinux disabled. I use xine, have SELinux disabled (home computer behind a router) and can play mpeg files just fine. I get sound but no video if I try .avi files, or video but no sound if I try to play .wmv files. I've tried updating every codec library I can. all codecs are in /usr/loca/lib/codecs, which is where xine is set to look for them. I'm stumped, and frustrated -- everything worked before I (clean) installed fc6.
Sorry about your problem, but it might just be easier to switch to vlc/mplayer... (or do they suffer the same problems?)
 
  


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