XFCE / Totem & video codecs [Solved]

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XFCE / Totem & video codecs [Solved]

Post by bitERROR » Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:19

Moving my thread here (I had it in "Beginners|Newbies Area" without answers).

I'm running Sabayon 6 XFCE upgraded to 7. I've installed the packages mentioned in this fixed bug, but Totem is still not able to play the video (sound works ok) of avi divx/xvid files like this.

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What could be the problem? VLC can do it, but I'd like to use Totem.
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Re: XFCE / Totem & video codecs

Post by BlackNoxis » Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:33

Try a 'tail -f /var/log/messages' into a separate terminal and try to play some files with totem, and look into the terminal for some errors, pastebin them here if there is anything to see about

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Re: XFCE / Totem & video codecs

Post by bitERROR » Mon Oct 24, 2011 18:24

Nothing new in /var/log/messages when playing one of this videos.

I've now reinstalled gstreamer and checked, as recommended in the gstreamer doc site, that the xvid plugin (as others ones) are correctly installed.

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gst-inspect-0.10 xvid
Plugin Details:
  Name:			xvid
  Description:		XviD plugin library
  Filename:		/usr/lib/gstreamer-0.10/libgstxvid.so
  Version:		0.10.22
  License:		GPL
  Source module:	gst-plugins-bad
  Source release date:	2011-05-10
  Binary package:	Gentoo GStreamer Ebuild
  Origin URL:		http://www.gentoo.org

  xviddec: XviD video decoder
  xvidenc: XviD video encoder

  2 features:
  +-- 2 elements
And mplayer plays this video correctly, uses ffmpeg.

So, if I'm right the problem is in GStreamer or Totem.

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Re: XFCE / Totem & video codecs

Post by bitERROR » Mon Oct 24, 2011 19:45

Doing (following this instructions http://projects.gnome.org/totem/)

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gst-launch-0.10 playbin2 uri="file:///home/user/Desktop/file.avi"
the file is played correctly without totem...

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Re: XFCE / Totem & video codecs

Post by res0r9lm2 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:00

I had problem with totem too what I did was emerge with USE="bluetooth galago nsplugin -debug -doc -iplayer -lirc -nautilus -python -tracker -upnp -youtube" works great now but I think youtube was the culprit

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Re: XFCE / Totem & video codecs

Post by bitERROR » Thu Oct 27, 2011 18:12

I have not tested this solution yet because totem is running properly in Sabayon 7 XFCE iso, tested in a VM, so I think that it should work fine with entropy binaries.

Also, I have a symptom that may indicate that I have not enough RAM memory (just 1Gb), cause have seen that some video start playing 1 or 2 seconds and then gets frozen. Anyway wanted to add 1Gb more to this machine, I'll test then and comment here.

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Re: XFCE / Totem & video codecs

Post by res0r9lm2 » Fri Oct 28, 2011 7:29

you shouldn't need no where close to 1GB to play videos biggest thing you would notice speed up is compile times. If you have a modern video card mplayer would be a better player for HD content because you can use card to decode

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Re: XFCE / Totem & video codecs [Solved]

Post by bitERROR » Mon Dec 12, 2011 19:56

Certainly, to expand my ram memory did nothing with this issue.

Today I've tested again and it looks that some update has solved my problem.

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