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Old 03-06-2007, 01:59 PM   #1
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video playback problem on FC6 using VLC


Hi, I have some problem in playing video, I use VLC media player on FC6. The problem is, when i press play button, it plays but as soon as i click on the video for fullscreen OR if i seek forward the video goes black and nothing can be seen. What could be the problem?

I get these messages if i run it from the command-line: -
Code:
main warning: can't store message (Invalid or incomplete multibyte or wide character): found Chunk fourcc:1aef4e3c (
main warning: can't store message (Invalid or incomplete multibyte or wide character): found Chunk fourcc:1aef4e4c (
main warning: can't store message (Invalid or incomplete multibyte or wide character): found Chunk fourcc:1aef4e3c (
main warning: can't store message (Invalid or incomplete multibyte or wide character): found Chunk fourcc:1aef4e4c (

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Old 03-06-2007, 08:30 PM   #2
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Did you compile from source, or from an RPM?
 
Old 03-06-2007, 09:13 PM   #3
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I suspect not enough memory on the graphics card, possibly because it has none or you have on-board graphics controller and have to use system memory, usually on-board graphics only allocate 8MB memory. Does this happen when playing the same video with Slackware?
 
Old 03-06-2007, 11:44 PM   #4
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I installed it from an rpm package.

It was working absolutely fine on Slackware, I only have the onboard graphics
The lspci | grep VGA output shows:
Code:
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device (rev 03)
 
Old 03-07-2007, 01:55 AM   #5
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Well

The 845g chip set is a good set. I noticed you did not mention you installed it with yum, I did see it in the list of available packages on my Fedora 6 x86_64 a while ago, I just installed Mandriva 2007 x86_64 and playing around there. In my Fedora I have Livna, Freshrpms, and atrpms as repositories along with the three Fedora repositories. Not sure where the VLC package comes from but at this point I suggest removing the package and all the dependencies you installed with "rpm -e" command and try installing the Fedora package with yum as generally the Fedora built packages usually work better. If the package appears in your GUI software installer via main menu/system/Add & Remove software, just issue command after removing the others while on-line:

yum install vlc


If it is not in the list, add the repositories I have. Here is a link to a good reference site for Fedora Core 6 which should have repo info which may also have info to help with your present situation.

http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mjm-fedora-fc6.html

Because the beauty of these RPM distributions is that if you use rpm, urpm, yum to install and remove packages, you can always go back and re-install the packages you have now without messing things up. But using urpm in Mandriva or yum in Fedora should be your first option because they satisfy dependencies.
If it still does not work, try installing most people's favorite video player with yum called mplayer, and see if it works better.
 
Old 03-07-2007, 03:19 AM   #6
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I forgot to mention how i installed.
I downloaded the rpm package from rpm.livna.org and installed it using rpm command, then i got a list of failed dependency and installed those dependencies using yum. Most of these dependencies were installed from the fedora extras.

And one more thing.... I have no ffmpeg installed,could this be the problem? If i do install ffmpeg from yum, does the vlc find it or should i re-install vlc?, if its so, then i guess i'll yum install vlc as you said.

I'll install mplayer too I gotto have these two players in any distro i try.
 
Old 03-07-2007, 03:45 AM   #7
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ffmpeg should have been a dependency if it is required, and I would think it would be required. But yeah, yum is better. This is the first time I hear someone using VLC, most people praise mplayer. Maybe by installing mplayer with yum it'll install ffmpeg if it is a dependency. Like I mentioned, it don't hurt to install, then un-install what doesn't work for you after. I think if you also go to mplayer's site you will find a link to a source codec pack to enable playing Windows Media files if you need it, it is called Win32codec I think. Because I have'nt found such a package in Fedora's arsenal.
And you can also just put a check mark next to a package you want to install in the GUI software installer and hit "Apply", as that is yum also. The best part of the GUI installer is that it gives you a pretty comprehensive list of available packages from the best sources, as well as a little description about the packages. Everything with a check mark is already installed, to remove a package, remove the check mark and hit "Apply".
I haven't installed a video player yet because I'm on dial-up internet and can't watch streaming video, and I just have to turn my head 10 degrees to the left to see my 36 inch TV which is where I play DVD's.

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Old 03-07-2007, 08:19 PM   #8
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Hahaha.

I'm almost certain the VLC package - through yum - comes from livna.

Not to mention, mplayer pisses me off; GStreamer apps don't like my sound card, and Xine just doesn't want to work altogheter. VLC was where I ended up - and I'm loving it.
 
Old 03-07-2007, 11:13 PM   #9
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Well indienick

Maybe you can help this person out. I guess it all depends on the hardware you have because I use Amarok for my multimedia app which uses Xine for it's engine in all my Linux systems. But you are now the second person I know of on VLC. As I mention, video does not get played on my unit, so I'm just here to push yum over rpm for easing the headaches. Although yum still has it's issues also, urpmi seems to have a good grip on rpms.
 
Old 03-08-2007, 03:49 AM   #10
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I tried disabling the desktop effects on my FC6 and now the video plays with no problems on VLC
Though MPlayer might be better for me if it plays with the desktop effects on, will try that and get back.

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