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Old 02-05-2011, 07:17 PM   #1
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VLC hangs the system

I am trying to copy the audio from some videos on youtube

i start vlc from the menu Applications/Sound & Video/VLC media player

with some youtube vifdeos it works
with some it fails

when it fails it hangs the system - no way to stop except by the power switch

when I look at /var/log/messages I find the following
Feb  5 16:38:25 localhost abrt[3330]: saved core dump of pid 3308 (/usr/bin/vlc) to /var/spool/abrt/ (77025280 bytes)
Feb  5 16:38:25 localhost abrtd: Directory 'ccpp-1296952704-3308' creation detected
Feb  5 16:38:26 localhost abrtd: Package 'vlc-core' isn't signed with proper key
Feb  5 16:38:26 localhost abrtd: Corrupted or bad crash /var/spool/abrt/ccpp-1296952704-3308 (res:5), deleting
a video it hangs on is
i have the latest copy
Installed Packages
vlc.i686                  1.1.5-1.fc14                   @rpmfusion-free-updates
[knox@localhost ~]$ ^C


[knox@localhost ~]$ sudo yum list kernel
Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit
Adding en_US to language list
Installed Packages
kernel.i686                        @fedora/$releasever
kernel.i686                       @updates           
[knox@localhost ~]$
Any suggestions?

I failed to give some details
Once in VLC I select Media / Convert/Save
Network tab
I enter the url - see above
next page
a file name e.g. mama.mp3
select MP3 from the drop down

it domes back and shows the name of the web site - but either hangs or dies - one or the other randomly

I have 2 Fedora14 systems - keep both up to date daily with YUM
The problem reported above is the newer system - a 2 year old Intel Pentium
I just tried it on the 10 year old AMD athlon - works fine ??

As I understand it, that the same kernel loads differently depending on the hardware.

Last edited by rmknox; 02-05-2011 at 08:12 PM. Reason: more detail
Old 02-06-2011, 02:56 AM   #2
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years ago i gave up on vlc for everyday web videos
vlc IS great for dvd 's from the store

that YouTube vid you posted runs - with sound- just fine in ff with the mplayer plugin and the Current 2010 ALL mplayer codec package ( NOT THE 2007 one)

the YouTube format IS flash
sound - lavfpref
video - ffh264
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