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Old 01-22-2015, 01:40 PM   #1
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can't play avi file in Parole Media Player


Hi. Running Xubuntu 14.10 in Dell Optiplex 170L. Parole Media Player is on 14.10 but it crashes when it attempts to play an .avi file. Looking around some people suggested VLC media player, but on the Ubuntu Software Center it doesn't say it handles .avi.
 
Old 01-22-2015, 01:48 PM   #2
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Usually one runs a application in terminal 1st to see why it is malfunctioning.

So maybe try running parole in terminal and see what's up?

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Old 01-22-2015, 02:31 PM   #3
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Usually one runs a application in terminal 1st to see why it is malfunctioning.

So maybe try running parole in terminal and see what's up?
Thanks rokytnji. I ran parole in the terminal and am attaching a screenshot.
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Old 01-22-2015, 03:44 PM   #4
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What do get when you run

Code:
$ glxgears
Running synchronized to the vertical refresh.  The framerate should be
approximately the same as the monitor refresh rate.
304 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.629 FPS
301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.049 FPS
301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.043 F
I just want to make sure the i915 driver is installed right and running right. Mine on this Dell XT2 I am posting from

Code:
$ inxi -G
Graphics:  Card: Intel Mobile 4 Series Integrated Graphics Controller
           Display Server: X.Org 1.15.1 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1280x800@60.1hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Mobile Intel GM45 Express x86/MMX/SSE2
           GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 10.1.3
As a alternative to parole (which is a lightweight media player) I can play .avi files in smplayer and mpv player also.

Code:
$ apt-cache policy mpv
mpv:
  Installed: 0.3.4-1
  Candidate: 0.3.4-1
  Version table:
$ apt-cache policy smplayer
smplayer:
  Installed: 0.8.6-2
  Candidate: 0.8.6-2
  Version table:
http://www.imagebam.com/image/0d4b03383764689 http://www.imagebam.com/image/6c7e9b383765728

VLC handles .avi also in case you would rather go with it. Looks like parole is having a hard time with flush and i915 driver. You can uninstall parole in synaptic package manager or ubuntu software center when you get what you want working.

Edit: I mention all of this because parole is giving libgl errors.

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Old 01-22-2015, 06:57 PM   #5
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What do get when you run

Code:
$ glxgears
Running synchronized to the vertical refresh.  The framerate should be
approximately the same as the monitor refresh rate.
304 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.629 FPS
301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.049 FPS
301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.043 F
I just want to make sure the i915 driver is installed right and running right. Mine on this Dell XT2 I am posting from

Code:
$ inxi -G
Graphics:  Card: Intel Mobile 4 Series Integrated Graphics Controller
           Display Server: X.Org 1.15.1 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1280x800@60.1hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Mobile Intel GM45 Express x86/MMX/SSE2
           GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 10.1.3
As a alternative to parole (which is a lightweight media player) I can play .avi files in smplayer and mpv player also.

Code:
$ apt-cache policy mpv
mpv:
  Installed: 0.3.4-1
  Candidate: 0.3.4-1
  Version table:
$ apt-cache policy smplayer
smplayer:
  Installed: 0.8.6-2
  Candidate: 0.8.6-2
  Version table:
http://www.imagebam.com/image/0d4b03383764689 http://www.imagebam.com/image/6c7e9b383765728

VLC handles .avi also in case you would rather go with it. Looks like parole is having a hard time with flush and i915 driver. You can uninstall parole in synaptic package manager or ubuntu software center when you get what you want working.

Edit: I mention all of this because parole is giving libgl errors.
Hey rokytnji. Here's the results:

gregory@OptiPlex-170L:~/Desktop$ glxgears
libGL error: Version 4 or later of flush extension not found
libGL error: failed to load driver: i915
Running synchronized to the vertical refresh. The framerate should be
approximately the same as the monitor refresh rate.
300 frames in 5.0 seconds = 59.991 FPS
301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.026 FPS
301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.027 FPS
301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.026 FPS
301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.026 FPS
301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.027 FPS
301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.025 FPS
301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.027 FPS
301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.027 FPS
301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.026 FPS
301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.027 FPS
301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.024 FPS
301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.028 FPS
301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.027 FPS
301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.026 FPS
301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.025 FPS
301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.029 FPS
301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.026 FPS
301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.027 FPS
301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.026 FPS
301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.027 FPS
301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.026 FPS
301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.026 FPS
301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.026 FPS
301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.027 FPS
^C
gregory@OptiPlex-170L:~/Desktop$

I don't know how to rightly evaluate them.

I had gotten VLC a while ago and Apple's Quicktime and the image on the Quicktime was so much better than the VLC. But it's so long ago and I think it was back when I was using a Windows computer.

Seems VLC is the player of choice for Linux users now.

So based on my Parole data (and crashing) should I be uninstalling it and going with VLC?
 
Old 01-22-2015, 09:50 PM   #6
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I would not uninstall Parole since it came with the installation.
 
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Old 01-23-2015, 09:47 AM   #7
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Quote:
So based on my Parole data (and crashing) should I be uninstalling it and going with VLC?
I don't see why not. Your glx gears looks OK. I just wanted to make sure opengl was installed along with your video driver.

Quote:
I would not uninstall Parole since it came with the installation.
Care to elaborate why? I un-install all kinds of media applications I do not like for ones I do like.
But then. I stream internet radio through mocp and and am comfy doing so.

Just curious why you stated that and the logic behind your statement. Customizing a install
I figure is not frowned upon?
 
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Old 01-23-2015, 12:09 PM   #8
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I don't see why not. Your glx gears looks OK. I just wanted to make sure opengl was installed along with your video driver.



Care to elaborate why? I un-install all kinds of media applications I do not like for ones I do like.
But then. I stream internet radio through mocp and and am comfy doing so.

Just curious why you stated that and the logic behind your statement. Customizing a install
I figure is not frowned upon?
New complication. I went to install VLC player and couldn't. I'm attaching screenshots. It looked like (after I deleted the windows saying the VLC package wasn't available) I could install it anyway (the install button looked use-able).

And for Parole. I think I'll leave it for now. I can play audio CDs on it. Maybe when VLC is installed (can it play audio CDs too?) I'll get rid of Parole.

Thanks.
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Old 01-23-2015, 01:12 PM   #9
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One thought: if you're running Ubuntu 14.10 then way are you using packages from 13.10? That doesn't seem right. Can you post your /etc/apt/sources.list file.
jdk
 
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Yeah. ^ what he said.

Code:
cat /etc/apt/sources.list
Also

Code:
cat /etc/issue
and

Code:
uname -a
Edit: VLC plays cds also.

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I said: "I would not uninstall Parole since it came with the installation."
Quote:
Originally Posted by rokytnji View Post
Care to elaborate why? I un-install all kinds of media applications I do not like for ones I do like.
But then. I stream internet radio through mocp and and am comfy doing so.

Just curious why you stated that and the logic behind your statement. Customizing a install
I figure is not frowned upon?
roky, as a newbie, one of the things that I found a lot of people suggest was not to delete programs that came with the distro since it might cause problems (I guess i.e. dependency issue). So, what I meant was go ahead and install another media application, but still also keep the Parole (it can't hurt). Obviously, I have nowhere near the experience and knowledge you do, so I am going to be a lot more cautious, and I don't know the level of the OP so I just gave the "newbie" advice.

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Old 01-23-2015, 07:52 PM   #12
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Did you install xubuntu restricted extras? I believe that is required for avi.
 
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Old 01-23-2015, 09:39 PM   #13
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One thought: if you're running Ubuntu 14.10 then way are you using packages from 13.10? That doesn't seem right. Can you post your /etc/apt/sources.list file.
jdk
LZM, did not know I was using 13.10 stuff. (I was tricked! Somebody must've slipped them in there when I wasn't looking!)
 
Old 01-23-2015, 09:49 PM   #14
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Yeah. ^ what he said.

Code:
cat /etc/apt/sources.list
Also

Code:
cat /etc/issue
and

Code:
uname -a
Edit: VLC plays cds also.
gregory@OptiPlex-170L:~/Desktop$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list
# deb cdrom:[Xubuntu 13.10 _Saucy Salamander_ - Release i386 (20131016)]/ saucy main multiverse restricted universe

# See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
# newer versions of the distribution.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ utopic main restricted
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ utopic main restricted

## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
## distribution.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ utopic-updates main restricted
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ utopic-updates main restricted

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team. Also, please note that software in universe WILL NOT receive any
## review or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ utopic universe
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ utopic universe
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ utopic-updates universe
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ utopic-updates universe

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
## security team.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ utopic multiverse
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ utopic multiverse
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ utopic-updates multiverse
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ utopic-updates multiverse

## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ utopic-backports main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ utopic-backports main restricted universe multiverse

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu utopic-security main restricted
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu utopic-security main restricted
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu utopic-security universe
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu utopic-security universe
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu utopic-security multiverse
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu utopic-security multiverse

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
## 'partner' repository.
## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by Canonical and the
## respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu users.
# deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu saucy partner
deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu saucy partner

## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by third-party
## developers who want to ship their latest software.
deb http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu utopic main
deb-src http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu utopic main
gregory@OptiPlex-170L:~/Desktop$


Here's the second one (it's quite a bit smaller):

gregory@OptiPlex-170L:~/Desktop$ cat /etc/issue
Ubuntu 14.10 \n \l

gregory@OptiPlex-170L:~/Desktop$

And the third:

gregory@OptiPlex-170L:~/Desktop$ uname -a
Linux OptiPlex-170L 3.16.0-29-generic #39-Ubuntu SMP Mon Dec 15 22:28:14 UTC 2014 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux
gregory@OptiPlex-170L:~/Desktop$
 
Old 01-23-2015, 09:50 PM   #15
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Did you install xubuntu restricted extras? I believe that is required for avi.
Hey jross. I think I did a long time ago but then I also think I deleted it. Are you sure I need it? (I'm thinking of going with the VLC player and getting rid of the Parole/Prison thing.)
 
  


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