Totem freeze while opening video files

Bug #440959 reported by Adi Roiban on 2009-10-02
This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gstreamer0.10 (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

After installing the Ubuntu Restricted software package via the Software center, now I'm trying to open an DIVX file from Nautilus.

I double click to open it, Totem is launched but it will freeze.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Sat Oct 3 01:18:33 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/totem
Package: libgstreamer0.10-0
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-11.36-generic
SourcePackage: gstreamer0.10
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-11-generic i686

Adi Roiban (adiroiban) wrote :
Adi Roiban (adiroiban) wrote :

Looking at the System monitor I can see that Totem is not using the CPU but rather is locked in a "futex_wait_queue_me" state.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. Please try to obtain a backtrace following the instructions at and upload the backtrace (as an attachment) to the bug report. This will greatly help us in tracking down your problem.

Changed in gstreamer0.10 (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Incomplete
u-foka (ufooka) wrote :


I have this issue too, but I can play videos when I use the file/open item from totem's menu.
Should I try to make a trace at the frozen state?

Version: 2.28.1-0ubuntu4

Sometimes freezes at opening :
futex(0x88c0f88, FUTEX_WAIT_PRIVATE, 2, NULL) = ? ERESTARTSYS (To be restarted)
--- SIGINT (Interrupt) @ 0 (0) ---

Sometimes freezes when seeking in the video :

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