10bit video does not play

Bug #879066 reported by Christopher Sherwin on 2011-10-20
This bug affects 57 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gstreamer0.10 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Ubuntu 11.10 (amd64); gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg 0.10.12; libavcodec53 OR libavcodec-extra-53 (both yield same results for 10bit).
I expect to be able to see 10bit video, since it is supported since libav 0.7 and ffmpeg.
instead, the following error comes up:

Could not find GStreamer caps mapping for FFmpeg codec 'h264', and you are using an external libavcodec. This is most likely due to a packaging problem and/or libavcodec having been upgraded to a version that is not compatible with this version of gstreamer-ffmpeg. Make sure your gstreamer-ffmpeg and libavcodec packages come from the same source/repository.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: libgstreamer0.10-0 0.10.35-1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-12.20-generic 3.0.4
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-12-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
Date: Thu Oct 20 14:49:39 2011
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/totem
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release amd64 (20111012)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: gstreamer0.10
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Christopher Sherwin (azaqiel) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in gstreamer0.10 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thanks for the report, could you please give us a link with a video so we can test it? Thanks.

Changed in gstreamer0.10 (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Christopher Sherwin (azaqiel) wrote :

this happens with absolutely any 10bit video, and a link to a sample is here:


tested in mplayer2 (works), and tested in totem (did not work).

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

getting the same here.

Changed in gstreamer0.10 (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
finyo (zohaib) on 2011-12-25
Changed in gstreamer0.10 (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
finyo (zohaib) wrote :

what does I have to do to resolute the bug

Changed in gstreamer0.10 (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → New
status: New → Confirmed
assignee: nobody → finyo (zohaib)
assignee: finyo (zohaib) → nobody

Still a problem in 12.04 precise.

Jan Claeys (janc) on 2012-08-26
tags: added: precise
madbiologist (me-again) wrote :

The file from comment #4 plays correctly in Totem on Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty Tahr".

Changed in gstreamer0.10 (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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