VLC does not display video any more

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Postby Eden » Sat Jul 07, 2007 1:57

emerge =media-video/ffmpeg-0.4.9_p20070330-r1

Thats the version of ffmpeg im using and it works fine, newer versions may work as well but apparently theres some problems with the latest version.

win32codecs you can not install on 64bit, any use flags with () around them wont be used. It doesn't make the slightest bit of difference anyway win32codecs are for things like wmv
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Postby zouzou85 » Sat Jul 07, 2007 3:18

I also had a prob between the latest version of ffmpeg and blender, but playing around with flags fixed the prob. i am not sure which flags i used tho
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Postby thenthenio » Sat Jul 07, 2007 7:22

I did this:
emerge -C ffmpeg
emerge =media-video/ffmpeg-0.4.9_p20070325
It asked me to reemerge xine-lib and vlc:
emerge xine-lib vlc
At the end vlc still does not play video of avi files.

It is not due do ffmpeg release.

Cheers.
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Postby Eden » Sat Jul 07, 2007 16:56

What codec are these avi files that you cant play? and what files can you play? also what USE flags are set (emerge -vp vlc or eix vlc)
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Postby thenthenio » Sat Jul 07, 2007 23:31

Actually with vlc I can play MPEG, I can't play AVI and Dv.
Starting from konsole vlc says that can't play files with the following fourcc (at least): mp4v, DIVX, DX50 and dvsd.
Other players like kaffeine, codeine, kmplayer play thm all with video.
Here are the USE flags:

# emerge -vp vlc

These are the packages that would be merged, in order:

Calculating dependencies... done!
[ebuild R ] media-video/vlc-0.8.6c USE="X a52 aalib alsa arts avahi cdda dts dvb dvd flac gnutls hal jack libcaca libnotify live mp3 mpeg musepack ncurses nsplugin ogg opengl png rtsp samba sdl shout skins speex stream svg theora truetype v4l vcd vlm vorbis wxwindows x264 xinerama xml xv (-3dfx) (-altivec) -bidi -cddb -corba -daap -dc1394 -debug -directfb -esd -fbcon -ggi -httpd -lirc -matroska -mod -optimisememory -oss -sdl-image -seamonkey (-svga) -upnp (-win32codecs) -xosd" 0 kB

Total: 1 package (1 reinstall), Size of downloads: 0 kB


Thanks for your help!
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Postby eris23 » Thu Jul 12, 2007 18:36

The API for ffmpeg changed. So in the ebuild "swscaler" is now enabled. On the Gentoo board: http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-p-41 ... 704e3eb5d9

and

http://lists.pld-linux.org/mailman/pipe ... 08059.html

The problem:

When swscaler is enabled for ffmpeg then old resample API is not compiled and
some symbols using by VLC not available. VLC is not able to load ffmpeg plugin
because of missing "img_resample_init" and most transcoding paths doesn't work.

I don't see a USE flag for "swscaler" so install an earlier version.
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Postby eris23 » Thu Jul 12, 2007 19:47

I was able to get vlc working again with the following:

sudo emerge =ffmpeg-0.4.9_p20070330

(the last version before the API change, I think)

sudo emerge xine-lib vlc

(to rebuild the affected programs)
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Re: VLC does not display video any more

Postby brahmix » Mon May 05, 2008 12:22

Ya know, I had the same problem... like now.

The same issue, but this time VLC and XINE bombed out.
SOLVE:

emerge =ffmpeg-0.4.9_p20070616

:evil:

Oh... and obviously: "emerge vlc xine-lib" after that.
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