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Old 02-16-2010, 07:07 AM   #1
Zolex
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VLC -- No video


I have a problem with VLC media player.

I just reinstall it and when I try to run any movie the sound is working well but there is no video.

I already tried every video codecs in the settings but with the same result.

I also tried to start first VLC and select the video but that does not change anything.

Could you help me?
 
Old 02-16-2010, 09:16 AM   #2
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What video output do you use? The usual one is "xv", but requires you to have a proper driver installed for your vga (ie not vesa, the generic use vga driver).
Else, you can try x11, but its much slower than xv.
 
Old 02-16-2010, 12:08 PM   #3
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I already tested every video output available this morning. It is not working.
I use fglrx driver and it seems to be correctly installed.
 
Old 02-16-2010, 03:15 PM   #4
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Well, if fglrx is correctly installed it should give you xv at least.

What does the command "xvinfo" return? I hope NOT something like this
Code:
$ xvinfo 
X-Video Extension version 2.2
screen #0
 no adaptors present
I dumped fglrx some weeks ago after ~2 years of usage, so finding the relevant line for xorg.conf will get me some time
 
Old 02-16-2010, 09:44 PM   #5
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Something springs to mind right off here. Are you using vlc from the debian-multimedia repository? .. known conflicts leave xvid files unplayable, same symptom.. sound and no video.

Can you play video with any other players? vlc normally sets up and works out of the box if it's going to.

I rely on too many other things from debian-multimedia to revert everything back to the main stream, so I ditched vlc for .avi files and use xine instead.
 
Old 02-16-2010, 11:29 PM   #6
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Something springs to mind right off here. Are you using vlc from the debian-multimedia repository? .. known conflicts leave xvid files unplayable, same symptom.. sound and no video.

Can you play video with any other players? vlc normally sets up and works out of the box if it's going to.

I rely on too many other things from debian-multimedia to revert everything back to the main stream, so I ditched vlc for .avi files and use xine instead.

VLC works just fine here. Plays anything I throw at it. Although I prefer smplayer.

$ apt-cache policy vlc
vlc:
Installed: 1.0.5-1
Candidate: 1.0.5-1
Version table:
*** 1.0.5-1 0
990 http://ftp.debian.org sid/main Packages
100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Install ffmpeg from the debian-multimedia.org repo, the version in the official Debian repo is crippled because of patent reasons.

Last edited by craigevil; 02-17-2010 at 02:46 AM.
 
  


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