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Old 07-11-2009, 02:03 PM   #1
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Not able to play videos


After upgrading to slackware-current version I am unable to play video files using any of the applications (xine,gxine,dragon player) while using kde (4.2.4). However if I switch to other window manager like Xfce everything works fine.

Is there anyway I can get the videos working in kde?

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In what way are you unable to play them? What exactly goes wrong?
Old 07-11-2009, 03:08 PM   #3
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Get Eric's build of VLC, see this thread:
Old 07-12-2009, 12:30 AM   #4
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When I play a video file in kde the video is blank but the audio works.

I tried playing a video file from the terminal using xine,gxine and dragon player in kde and xfce.

In kde
1. xine :- exits with an error
X Error of failed request: BadAlloc (insufficient resources for operation)
Major opcode of failed request: 134 (XVideo)
Minor opcode of failed request: 19 ()
Serial number of failed request: 1990
Current serial number in output stream: 1991

2. gxine :- only audio with some warning
3. dragonplayer :- only audio with some warning

In xfce
1. xine :- Works without any warnings or error.
2. gxine :- Works with some warnings (warning same as that in kde)
3. dragonplayer :- Works with some warnings (warning same as that in kde)
Old 07-12-2009, 12:55 AM   #5
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It is working now.

The videos are working when I disable the desktop effects in kde.
Old 07-12-2009, 12:56 AM   #6
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What's your video card?

What driver are you using for it?
Old 07-12-2009, 01:52 AM   #7
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I am using an ATI Radeon video card and lsmod shows that radeon module is loaded.


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