Assertion fails in subtitleeditor when opening video

Bug #991132 reported by Henrik Heino on 2012-04-29
This bug affects 8 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
gstreamer0.10 (Ubuntu)
subtitleeditor (Ubuntu)
Philip Rinn

Bug Description

First I opened Subtitleeditor with no subs or video.
Then I opened subtitle file and everything went nicely.
Then I opened video file and program crashed.

Here is backtrace:

#0 0x00007ffff4203445 in __GI_raise (sig=<optimized out>) at ../nptl/sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/raise.c:64
#1 0x00007ffff4206bab in __GI_abort () at abort.c:91
#2 0x00007ffff424abed in __malloc_assert (assertion=<optimized out>, file=<optimized out>, line=<optimized out>, function=<optimized out>) at malloc.c:300
#3 0x00007ffff424dedd in _int_malloc (av=0x7ffff4583720, bytes=24) at malloc.c:3795
#4 0x00007ffff424fa45 in __GI___libc_malloc (bytes=24) at malloc.c:2924
#5 0x00007ffff5004a39 in g_malloc () from /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
#6 0x00007ffff501929e in g_strdup () from /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
#7 0x00007ffff753142a in gst_element_class_set_details_simple () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
#8 0x00007ffff54df419 in g_type_class_ref () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
#9 0x00007ffff54c7cac in g_object_newv () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
#10 0x00007ffff54c81ec in g_object_new () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
#11 0x00007fffe50c8c3c in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gstreamer-0.10/
#12 0x00007ffff54e1908 in g_type_create_instance () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
#13 0x00007ffff54c60b9 in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
#14 0x00007ffff54c76e4 in g_object_newv () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
#15 0x00007ffff574984a in Glib::Object::Object(Glib::ConstructParams const&) () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
#16 0x00007ffff78efbd5 in Gst::Object::Object(Glib::ConstructParams const&) () from /usr/lib/
#17 0x00007ffff78df4bd in Gst::Element::Element(Glib::ConstructParams const&) () from /usr/lib/
#18 0x00007ffff78d4c75 in Gst::Bin::Bin(Glib::ConstructParams const&) () from /usr/lib/
#19 0x00007ffff78f462d in Gst::Pipeline::Pipeline(Glib::ConstructParams const&) () from /usr/lib/
#20 0x00007ffff7926b7b in Gst::PlayBin2::PlayBin2(Glib::ustring const&) () from /usr/lib/
#21 0x00007ffff79273f1 in Gst::PlayBin2::create(Glib::ustring const&) () from /usr/lib/
#22 0x0000000000423e8a in ?? ()
#23 0x0000000000424459 in ?? ()
#24 0x00007fffda160995 in VideoPlayerManagement::on_open() () from /usr/lib/subtitleeditor/plugins/actions/
#25 0x00007ffff574ae08 in Glib::SignalProxyNormal::slot0_void_callback(_GObject*, void*) () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
#26 0x00007ffff54c0ca2 in g_closure_invoke () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
#27 0x00007ffff54d1fdd in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
#28 0x00007ffff54da099 in g_signal_emit_valist () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
#29 0x00007ffff54da242 in g_signal_emit () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
#30 0x00007ffff5eb3193 in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
#31 0x00007ffff54c0ca2 in g_closure_invoke () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
#32 0x00007ffff54d2179 in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
#33 0x00007ffff54da099 in g_signal_emit_valist () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
#34 0x00007ffff54da242 in g_signal_emit () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
#35 0x00007ffff608e38e in gtk_widget_activate () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
#36 0x00007ffff5f890fd in gtk_menu_shell_activate_item () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
#37 0x00007ffff5f89495 in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
#38 0x00007ffff5f74dd8 in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
#39 0x00007ffff54c0ca2 in g_closure_invoke () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
#40 0x00007ffff54d2339 in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
#41 0x00007ffff54d9d7e in g_signal_emit_valist () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
#42 0x00007ffff54da242 in g_signal_emit () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
#43 0x00007ffff608f191 in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
#44 0x00007ffff5f72f63 in gtk_propagate_event () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
#45 0x00007ffff5f732c3 in gtk_main_do_event () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
#46 0x00007ffff59c3cac in ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
#47 0x00007ffff4ffec9a in g_main_context_dispatch () from /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
#48 0x00007ffff4fff060 in ?? () from /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
#49 0x00007ffff4fff45a in g_main_loop_run () from /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
#50 0x00007ffff5f722f7 in gtk_main () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
#51 0x00007ffff6dfa326 in Gtk::Main::run(Gtk::Window&) () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
#52 0x0000000000415212 in ?? ()
#53 0x00007ffff41ee76d in __libc_start_main (main=0x414f70, argc=1, ubp_av=0x7fffffffe748, init=<optimized out>, fini=<optimized out>, rtld_fini=<optimized out>, stack_end=0x7fffffffe738) at libc-start.c:226
#54 0x0000000000415ac5 in ?? ()
#55 0x00007fffffffe738 in ?? ()
#56 0x000000000000001c in ?? ()
#57 0x0000000000000001 in ?? ()
#58 0x00007fffffffe9ee in ?? ()
#59 0x0000000000000000 in ?? ()

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: subtitleeditor 0.39.0-2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-24.37-generic 3.2.14
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-24-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu7
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sun Apr 29 17:05:42 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release amd64 (20110427.1)
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: subtitleeditor
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-04-05 (23 days ago)

Henrik Heino (henu) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in subtitleeditor (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in subtitleeditor:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → New
Philip Rinn (rinni) wrote :

It's not a specific problem of subtitleeditor but of libgstreamermm-0.10-2 or libgstreamer0.10-0. So I close the bug for subtitleeditor.

Changed in gstreamer0.10 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in subtitleeditor (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Philip Rinn (rinni)
status: Confirmed → Invalid
Changed in gstreamermm (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
Ramaddan (ramaddan) wrote :

Same problem.

Anything happening on this front?

This bug has been there since my upgrade to precise.

Frederic Beister (azamir) wrote :

Just to add some info: I installed two machines in parallel (work and home), both with Ubuntu 12.04, one 32bit and one 64bit. I installed mostly the same packages (just restoring my default list). This bug only occurs on the 64bit machine.

Changed in subtitleeditor:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in subtitleeditor:
status: Confirmed → Expired
TomasHnyk (sup) wrote :

This has been fixed (or workaround - gsteamer developers are looking into it) in trunk subtitleeditor. Meanwhile, the patch is attached to this comment. Change directory to the root directory of subtitleeditor source and apply with
patch -p0 < /path/to/fix-playbin.patch

Hope it helps someone!

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tags: added: patch
TomasHnyk (sup) wrote :

BTW: look on the upstream gnome bug - the underlying problem in gstreamer binding was fixedover a year and a half ago:

"For more of a reference see the following thread:

The problem was corrected in gstreamermm- and upwards (I just checked
to make sure). Maybe ubuntu and debian could use a later version than 0.10.9?
As I said in the above mentioned thread, that would fix the problem. I'm sorry

For the curious, this is the commit that fixed this inadvertently quite some
time ago:

And here's the related one (the one that is referred to in the commit that
fixes this): "

Changed in subtitleeditor:
status: Expired → Confirmed
Philip Rinn (rinni) wrote :

I'd prefere to close this bug as it's fixed in Ubuntu now.
It was a gstreamermm bug which was fixed in Ubuntu now has 0.10.11.

Changed in subtitleeditor:
importance: Medium → Unknown
status: Confirmed → Unknown
TomasHnyk (sup) wrote :

Yep, that sound plausible!

Philip Rinn (rinni) wrote :

It's not a bug in gstreamer but in gstreamermm.

Changed in gstreamer0.10 (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
no longer affects: gstreamermm (Debian)
Philip Rinn (rinni) wrote :

Subtitleeditor 0.40.0-1 has a workaround for this bug (which is fixed in Ubuntu anyway).

Changed in subtitleeditor (Ubuntu):
status: Invalid → Fix Released
Changed in subtitleeditor:
status: Unknown → Fix Released
Ramaddan (ramaddan) wrote :


It still crashes with me in Quantal.

When it is said that the fix has already been released, in which version exactly?

Because I need to know if it is supposed to be fixed in Quantal as well, or else I have a different priblem.



it's fixed in version 0.40.0-1 so you need to take the version from Raring.


Am 30.01.2013 18:12, schrieb Ramaddan:
> Hi,
> It still crashes with me in Quantal.
> When it is said that the fix has already been released, in which version
> exactly?
> Because I need to know if it is supposed to be fixed in Quantal as well,
> or else I have a different priblem.
> Thanks

Ramaddan (ramaddan) wrote :


I tried running the subtitle Editor packages from raring on quantal, and they installed without any problem.

However, it does not run, giving me the following error:

undefined symbol: _ZN3Gst12MILLI_SECONDE

I am assuming that this symbol is supposed to be defined by some package somewhere, and I am assuming that is has something to do with a gstream pakage, due to the "gst" part in the message, but I could be wrong, and I wish the message was more meaningful to me.


TomasHnyk (sup) wrote :

You may try to compile the version for quantal with the patch attached here compiled in, that should work (that is what I do).

Ramaddan (ramaddan) wrote :


I downloaded the source from raring, and it already contained the patches, and compiled it in Quantal, and all went well.

Working now, thanks :-)

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