gnome-mplayer crashes when trying to play video file

Bug #1286660 reported by sudodus on 2014-03-02
This bug affects 1 person
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gnome-mplayer (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

This bug is new (or maybe has come back) for Trusty. The same operation (playing the same video clip (mp4 file)) works when mplayer2 is started from terminal, and gnome-mplayer can play video in Saucy.

Some days ago gnome-mplayer only played sound (of the video clip). Now it crashes.

ProblemType: Crash
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: gnome-mplayer 1.0.8-2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-14.34-generic 3.13.5
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-14-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.13.2-0ubuntu5
Architecture: i386
CurrentDesktop: LXDE
Date: Sun Mar 2 01:51:20 2014
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/gnome-mplayer
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-03-02 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Lubuntu 14.04 "Trusty Tahr" - Alpha i386 (20140301)
ProcCmdline: gnome-mplayer file:///home/username/majaa.mp4
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SegvAnalysis: Skipped: missing required field "Disassembly"
Signal: 11
SourcePackage: gnome-mplayer
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
UserGroups: adm cdrom dip lpadmin plugdev sambashare sudo

sudodus (nio-wiklund) wrote :
information type: Private → Public

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tags: added: apport-failed-retrace
tags: removed: need-i386-retrace
sudodus (nio-wiklund) wrote :

After logout and also after reboot of the installed system, I could play the video in Openbox, and in a Lubuntu session. Was it a
temporary error, that occurs during the first login after installation?

Please test it in your computer or VM, and add 'affects me too' if that is the case.

Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:

tags: added: iso-testing
Lars Noodén (larsnooden) wrote :

I can get it to hang/freeze consistently by going to File->OpenFolder would that be the same thing?

Hi Lars,

I did not notice that particular thing, but yes, you are right, that was
how I started gnome-mplayer the first time. Afterwards I started it from
the terminal window or from pcmanfm.

So I'm pretty sure you found an important feature (maybe *the* important
feature) for the devs to be able to debug it :-)

Best regards

2014-03-02 11:07, Lars Noodén skrev:
> I can get it to hang/freeze consistently by going to File->OpenFolder
> would that be the same thing?

sudodus (nio-wiklund) wrote :

Now that I try, via File->OpenFolder in Gnome-mplayer, the mp4 file is greyed out and not possible to select. But it can be played via File->OpenRecent

So there is definitely something strange in Gnome-mplayer.

I have not tweaked the system or installed some extra package, only installed Lubuntu into a non-English language (Swedish).

Ross Gammon (rosco2) wrote :

Version 1.0.9 has now been released (it is in Ubuntu 14.10 which I am using). Are you able to test if it crashes in this new version? Are you able to attach a small example file that causes the crash?

Changed in gnome-mplayer (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for gnome-mplayer (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in gnome-mplayer (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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