Will not play MPG, FLV, or WMV file

Bug #1063883 reported by Len Kowalik on 2012-10-08
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mplayer2 (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

mplayer starts...loading...stopped. Sometimes freezes or results in an internal error. Very new install. Update Manager says there are no updates to install. Have not tried other video formats. I am assuming that all necessary supporting info has been collected by Apport.

Thanks

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: gnome-mplayer 1.0.5-1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-31.50-generic 3.2.28
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-31-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu13
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon Oct 8 11:49:43 2012
InstallationMedia: Lubuntu 12.04 "Precise Pangolin" - Release i386 (20120423)
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=en_CA:en
 TERM=xterm
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=en_CA.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: gnome-mplayer
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Len Kowalik (lenkowalik) wrote :
Kevin DeKorte (kdekorte-gmail) wrote :

Does mplayer itself play those files?

Also running gnome-mplayer -v from a terminal, will give more information why this is failing. Please retest and report output.

Len Kowalik (lenkowalik) wrote :
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I ran gnome-mplayer in terminal:

GNOME MPlayer v1.0.5
gmtk v1.0.5
Running in single instance mode
Running with GIO support
Using audio device: Default
The volume on 'Default' is 1.000000
Using match: type='signal',interface='com.gnome.mplayer'
Using match: type='signal',interface='org.gnome.SettingsDaemon'
Using match: type='signal',interface='org.gnome.SettingsDaemon.MediaKeys'
Proxy connections and Command connected

After the above, application closed unexpectedly.
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Not knowing how to run mplayer alone,
I tried the following 2 in terminal:

mplayer Earth.mp3

MPlayer2 UNKNOWN (C) 2000-2011 MPlayer Team
mplayer: could not connect to socket
mplayer: No such file or directory
Failed to open LIRC support. You will not be able to use your remote control.

Playing Earth.mp3.
Detected file format: MPEG audio layer 2/3 (libavformat)
[mp3 @ 0x6678f00]max_analyze_duration reached
[mp3 @ 0x6678f00]Estimating duration from bitrate, this may be inaccurate
[lavf] stream 0: audio (mp3), -aid 0
Clip info:
 encoded_by: Lavf52.32.0
Load subtitles in .

MPlayer interrupted by signal 4 in module: read_subtitles_file
- MPlayer crashed by an 'Illegal Instruction'.
  It usually happens when you run it on a CPU different than the one it was
  compiled/optimized for.
  Verify this!
- MPlayer crashed by bad usage of CPU/FPU/RAM.
  Recompile MPlayer with --enable-debug and make a 'gdb' backtrace and
  disassembly. Details in DOCS/HTML/en/bugreports_what.html#bugreports_crash.
- MPlayer crashed. This shouldn't happen.
  It can be a bug in the MPlayer code _or_ in your drivers _or_ in your
  gcc version. If you think it's MPlayer's fault, please read
  DOCS/HTML/en/bugreports.html and follow the instructions there. We can't and
  won't help unless you provide this information when reporting a possible bug.
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mplayer Animals.flv

MPlayer2 UNKNOWN (C) 2000-2011 MPlayer Team
mplayer: could not connect to socket
mplayer: No such file or directory
Failed to open LIRC support. You will not be able to use your remote control.

Playing Animals.flv.
Detected file format: FLV format (libavformat)
[flv @ 0x2310f00]Estimating duration from bitrate, this may be inaccurate
[lavf] stream 0: video (h264), -vid 0
[lavf] stream 1: audio (aac), -aid 0
VIDEO: [H264] 540x360 0bpp 25.000 fps 422.1 kbps (51.5 kbyte/s)
Clip info:
 starttime: 0
 totalduration: 274
 totaldatarate: 517
 bytelength: 17737742
 canseekontime: true
 sourcedata: BD075FE43HH1291708563867319
 purl:
 pmsg:
Load subtitles in .

MPlayer interrupted by signal 4 in module: read_subtitles_file
- MPlayer crashed by an 'Illegal Instruction'.
  It usually happens when you run it on a CPU different than the one it was
  compiled/optimized for.
  Verify this!
- MPlayer crashed by bad usage of CPU/FPU/RAM.
  Recompile MPlayer with --enable-debug and make a 'gdb' backtrace and
  disassembly. Details in DOCS/HTML/en/bugreports_what.html#bugreports_crash.
- MPlayer crashed. This shouldn't happen.
  It can be a bug in the MPlayer code _or_ in your drivers _or_ in your
  gcc version. If you think it's MPlayer's fault, ...

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SteVe Cook (yorvyk) wrote :

What CPU do you have?
If it's PIII or P4 then you will have to install mplayer, instead of mplayer2 which is currently installed. See Bug #858226 & #974125
Installing mplayer will remove mplayer2.

Len Kowalik (lenkowalik) wrote :

Processor is a Celeron. Tried installing and running mplayer. Now get audio but no video, for the 2 video types that I tried, flv and wmv.
Perhaps I have to compile differently as described in bug #858226, in which case I'm in over my head. It looks like my situation is the one described in bug #974125.

Thanks for the help.

Sebastian Ramacher (s-ramacher) wrote :

Reassigning and marking it as duplicate of #974125.

affects: gnome-mplayer (Ubuntu) → mplayer2 (Ubuntu)
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