[9.04 Fresh Install] Totem crashes after startup on most videos

Bug #355398 reported by Andrew G on 2009-04-05
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Bug Description

i upgraded my 8.10 installation to the 9.04 beta today. Totem seems to crash on startup (sometimes it starts to play the video for a second). it seems to happen with any file format. this is very annoying b/c i use totem to play my youtube videos (HQTube) through greasemonkey. Audio files seem to work fine though.

Cameron Hart (bitshifternz) wrote :

I'm also experiencing this problem. I found it worked for a WMV file (WMV3 video & WMA2 audio) but not for XVID (XVID video MPGA audio).

The crash is in gstreamer. Nautilus' video thumbnail preview of the XVID also crashed.

The crash log is attached.

Neil Musgrove (neilmusgrove) wrote :

I'm also having this problem

Neil Musgrove (neilmusgrove) wrote :

Sorry to clarify, this is happening in the release version, upgraded from 8.10

Curt (mokshadaya) wrote :

Same problem here. Upgraded from 8.10 to 9.04 a couple of days ago. Totem crashes whenever I try to play MPG or AVI videos. Haven't tried with other formats yet. Additionally, apport doesn't appear to detect the crash for automated reporting back to launchpad.

Not really sure what to copy/paste into this dialogue to assist with resolving the problem. Let me know how I can help further.

rob191 (runrrs) wrote :
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2009/06/14
Ubuntu 9.04
Unfortunately I do not have a solution, but I can provide additional data.

Experiment 1:
Start totem as line cmd, get the following warning. The totem sits there waiting, it does not crash.

>totem

/var/lib/python-support/python2.6/gdata/tlslite/utils/cryptomath.py:9: DeprecationWarning: the sha module is deprecated; use the hashlib module instead

  import sha

//Now, drop a movie onto totem, get the following:

The program 'totem' received an X Window System error.

This probably reflects a bug in the program.

The error was 'BadAlloc (insufficient resources for operation)'.

  (Details: serial 91 error_code 11 request_code 132 minor_code 19)

  (Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously;

   that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it.

   To debug your program, run it with the --sync command line

   option to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful

   backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)

Experiment 2:

Start gxine from line, it will open and not crash.

>gxine

//It reports this message.
warning: configuration item media.audio_cd.cddb_cachedir points to a non-existent location /home/thisuser/.xine/cddbcache

warning: configuration item media.capture.save_dir points to a non-existent location

warning: configuration item media.dvb.channels_conf points to a non-existent location /home/thisuser/.xine/channels.conf

warning: configuration item media.vcd.device points to a non-existent location

warning: configuration item media.video4linux.radio_device points to a non-existent location /dev/radio0

warning: configuration item media.video4linux.video_device points to a non-existent location /dev/video0

warning: configuration item media.wintv_pvr.device points to a non-existent location /dev/video0

warning: configuration item decoder.external.real_codecs_path points to a non-existent location

warning: configuration item decoder.external.win32_codecs_path points to a non-existent location /usr/lib/codecs

warning: configuration item subtitles.separate.font_freetype points to a non-existent location

lirc: cannot initialise - disabling remote control

lirc: maybe lircd isn't running or you can't connect to the socket?

//Drop movie into gxine, it does not crash, but no video shown, but yes audio heard.

Experiment 3:

Start gxine from line.
>gxine

warning: configuration item media.audio_cd.cddb_cachedir points to a non-existent location /home/thisuser/.xine/cddbcache

warning: configuration item media.capture.save_dir points to a non-existent location

warning: configuration item media.dvb.channels_conf points to a non-existent location /home/thisuser/.xine/channels.conf

warning: configuration item media.vcd.device points to a non-existent location

warning: configuration item media.video4linux.radio_device points to a non-existent location /dev/radio0

warning: configuration item media.video4linux.video_device points to a non-existent location /dev/video0

warning: configuration item media.wintv_pvr.device points to a non-existent location /dev/video0

warning: configuration item decoder.external.real_codec...

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Andrew G (andrewwg94) on 2009-06-30
summary: - [9.04 Beta Upgrade] Totem crashes after startup on most videos
+ [9.04 Fresh Install] Totem crashes after startup on most videos
Changed in ubuntu-ps3-port:
status: New → Confirmed
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