Totem-player does not start to play .mp3-files

Bug #263374 reported by snearch on 2008-08-31
4
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
flashplugin-nonfree (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: totem

Sometimes the player works, sometimes not, cause unknown.
Ubuntu 8.04
Totem 2.22.1

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Sun Aug 31 20:19:10 2008
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/totem-gstreamer
NonfreeKernelModules: ath_hal nvidia
Package: totem-gstreamer 2.22.1-0ubuntu2
PackageArchitecture: i386
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games
 LANG=de_DE.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: totem
Uname: Linux 2.6.24-21-generic i686

snearch (snearch) wrote :
Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. Unfortunately we can't fix it, , because your description didn't include enough information. You may find it helpful to read "How to report bugs effectively" http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/bugs.html. We'd be grateful if you would then provide a more complete description of the problem.

We have instructions on debugging some types of problems at http://wiki.ubuntu.com/DebuggingProcedures

At a minimum, we need:
1. the specific steps or actions you took that caused you to encounter the problem,
2. the behavior you expected, and
3. the behavior you actually encountered (in as much detail as possible).
Thanks!

Changed in totem:
status: New → Incomplete
snearch (snearch) wrote :

Hi Chris,

thanks for your comment.

> At a minimum, we need:
> 1. the specific steps or actions you took that caused you to encounter the problem,
I double clicked an .mp3 in file-roller 2.22.3 Archiv-manager

> 2. the behavior you expected, and
I expected that Totem started to play the file

> 3. the behavior you actually encountered (in as much detail as possible).
Totem showed up but didn't start playing.

Thanks and regards,
Olaf

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

do you get the issue if you don't use pulseaudio but alsa directly?

Changed in totem:
importance: Undecided → Low

2008/9/1 Sebastien Bacher <email address hidden>:
> do you get the issue if you don't use pulseaudio but alsa directly?

The issue arises from time to time, every few days,
so if I would change to alsa directly and the error would not
arise a few days, that would prove nothing.

I searched /var/log/messages and /var/log/syslog for Totem|totem
but did not find an entry.

Is there some logging possible with Totem?

>
> ** Changed in: totem (Ubuntu)
> Importance: Undecided => Low
>
> --
> Totem-player does not start to play .mp3-files
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/263374
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.
>

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

do you get the issue after using flash in your webbrowser?

snearch (snearch) wrote :

2008/9/1 Sebastien Bacher <email address hidden>:
> do you get the issue after using flash in your webbrowser?
I just tried it, and yes, totem refuses to work if started during
and after the replay of the video.

>
> --
> Totem-player does not start to play .mp3-files
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/263374
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.
>

snearch (snearch) wrote :

Is it possible to get logging information by totem?

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

the bug is rather a flash player one

Changed in totem:
status: Incomplete → New
snearch (snearch) wrote :

2008/9/1 Sebastien Bacher <email address hidden>:
> the bug is rather a flash player one
May be, but totem should print an error
message if he can't play for whatever reason.

How can you get totem to produce some logging
information?

>
> ** Changed in: flashplugin-nonfree (Ubuntu)
> Sourcepackagename: totem => flashplugin-nonfree
> Status: Incomplete => New
>
> --
> Totem-player does not start to play .mp3-files
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/263374
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.
>

A friend of mine has the same kind of problems with Rhythmbox. He cant use both Rhythmbox and Firefox with flash. Is there some bug filed about it.
I've searched flashplugin-nonfree rhythmbox and flashplugin-nonfree gstreamer but got no related bug.

And I don't have any linux box handy know, but does the new beta of flashplayer non free fixes the bug ?

Eineki (magisano) wrote :

No, it doesn't.
Also amarok 1.4 is affected. It hangs if you try to play something.

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