SMplayer regression in 11.10.

Bug #886575 reported by LStranger on 2011-11-05
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Bug Description

SMplayer got a critical regression bug in smplayer package in 11.10 so I've got few complains from my friends who used to use it to watch videos and they complain they cannot watch them after upgrading from 11.04 to 11.10. Simple google search gave me a hint, I've made a custom package, installed it on 3 computers of my friends and my friends are satisfied now.

Bug consists of extra patch which was included in version 0.6.9-2 (ubuntu 11.04 has 0.6.9-1 and ubuntu 11.10 has 0.6.9-4). That patch adds "ffodivxvdpau" to list of default codecs on call to mplayer. It sounds good as it can lower CPU usage if used with decent video card (Nvidia GeForce 210 and newer). But it fails if used with not-so-decent video cards such as Nvidia GeForce 8xxx, 9xxx, ION, GTX 2xx - those cards have vdpau but don't support HW decoding of DivX/XviD streams. Ironically users who have more decent video usually also have more decent CPU which isn't loaded a lot with decoding such video by CPU means. And since it makes most of AVI files unplayable anymore on many of "office type" desktops, we just lost the effort of that patch. It's too big regression and I ask you to rollback the patch ASAP. Also I've found that developers of smplayer are aware of that bug already so I think that patch will be never needed as required tests and changes will be made in smplayer upstream.

Thank you in advance.

Tofi (sq6gtt) wrote :
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I have same problem. After upgrade to 11.10 I can not use vdpau anymore. I have checked that manually runed mplayer just with -vo vdpau option works good, but when it runs from SMplayer it returns:

/usr/bin/mplayer -noquiet -nofs -nomouseinput -vc ffh264vdpau,ffmpeg12vdpau,ffwmv3vdpau,ffvc1vdpau,ffodivxvdpau, -lavdopts skiploopfilter=all:threads=2 -sub-fuzziness 1 -identify -slave -vo vdpau -ao pulse -nokeepaspect -nodr -double -input nodefault-bindings:conf=/dev/null -stop-xscreensaver -wid 56623451 -monitorpixelaspect 1 -ass -embeddedfonts -ass-line-spacing 0 -ass-font-scale 1 -ass-styles /home/tofi/.config/smplayer/styles.ass -fontconfig -font Ubuntu -subfont-autoscale 0 -subfont-osd-scale 24 -subfont-text-scale 24 -subcp CP1250 -vid 0 -subpos 100 -volume 100 -cache 64000 -osdlevel 0 -idx -correct-pts -slices -channels 2 -af volnorm=1,scaletempo,equalizer=0:0:0:0:0:0:0:0:0:0 -softvol -softvol-max 100 /home/tofi/Pobrane/[gg]_Ben-to_-_05_[88652E6F].mkv

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.
Terminal type `unknown' is not defined.

Playing /home/tofi/Pobrane/[gg]_Ben-to_-_05_[88652E6F].mkv.

Cache fill: 0.00% (0 bytes)

ID_VIDEO_ID=0
ID_VID_0_NAME=[gg] Ben-to - 05
[mkv] Track ID 1: video (V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC) "[gg] Ben-to - 05", -vid 0
ID_AUDIO_ID=0
ID_AID_0_NAME=AAC 2.0
ID_AID_0_LANG=jpn
[mkv] Track ID 2: audio (A_AAC) "AAC 2.0", -aid 0, -alang jpn
ID_SUBTITLE_ID=0
ID_SID_0_NAME=ARSE
ID_SID_0_LANG=eng
[mkv] Track ID 3: subtitles (S_TEXT/ASS) "ARSE", -sid 0, -slang eng
[mkv] Will play video track 1.
Detected file format: Matroska
VIDEO: [avc1] 1280x720 24bpp 23.976 fps 0.0 kbps ( 0.0 kbyte/s)
Load subtitles in /home/tofi/Pobrane/
ID_FILENAME=/home/tofi/Pobrane/[gg]_Ben-to_-_05_[88652E6F].mkv
ID_DEMUXER=mkv
ID_VIDEO_FORMAT=avc1
ID_VIDEO_BITRATE=0
ID_VIDEO_WIDTH=1280
ID_VIDEO_HEIGHT=720
ID_VIDEO_FPS=23.976
ID_VIDEO_ASPECT=1.7778
ID_AUDIO_FORMAT=MP4A
ID_AUDIO_BITRATE=0
ID_AUDIO_RATE=48000
ID_AUDIO_NCH=2
ID_START_TIME=0.00
ID_LENGTH=1419.09
ID_SEEKABLE=1
ID_CHAPTERS=5
ID_CHAPTER_ID=0
ID_CHAPTER_0_START=0
ID_CHAPTER_0_NAME=I recently started typesetting Maria Holic Alive since apparently no one did decent subs for the show and I felt like doing some slowpoke typesetting
ID_CHAPTER_ID=1
ID_CHAPTER_1_START=156757
ID_CHAPTER_1_NAME=And I discovered that I'd forgotten how much more interesting Shaft shows are to typeset than most other shows.
ID_CHAPTER_ID=2
ID_CHAPTER_2_START=601500
ID_CHAPTER_2_NAME=In most shows, text is purely functional, present only to convey information or because it would look odd for there not to be text somewhere.
ID_CHAPTER_ID=3
ID_CHAPTER_3_START=1271402
ID_CHAPTER_3_NAME=Shaft, however, uses text as art that exists for its own sake, and so does very interesting things that can be a lot of fun to mimick.
ID_CHAPTER_ID=4
ID_CHAPTER_4_START=1361292
ID_CHAPTER_4_NAME=Typesetting 20 signs and only making it through two mintues of the episode is a little discouraging, though.
Cache not responding!
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LStranger (andrej-rep) wrote :

Your problem is different from mine because I've got files with divx/xvid content unplayable and there were no problems with cache for me but yours is avc1 one and you've got problem with cache so I think you have to file another bug for that instead.

Tofi (sq6gtt) wrote :
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Does "The selected video_out device is incompatible with this codec." qualify? Here is error log.

/usr/bin/mplayer -noquiet -nofs -nomouseinput -vc ffh264vdpau,ffmpeg12vdpau,ffwmv3vdpau,ffvc1vdpau,ffodivxvdpau, -lavdopts skiploopfilter=all:threads=2 -sub-fuzziness 1 -identify -msglevel demux=6 -slave -vo vdpau -ao pulse -nokeepaspect -framedrop -hardframedrop -nodr -double -input conf=/usr/share/smplayer/input.conf -stop-xscreensaver -wid 41943387 -monitorpixelaspect 1 -ass -embeddedfonts -ass-line-spacing 0 -ass-font-scale 1 -ass-styles /home/tofi/.config/smplayer/styles.ass -fontconfig -font Ubuntu -subfont-autoscale 0 -subfont-osd-scale 24 -subfont-text-scale 24 -subcp CP1250 -subpos 100 -cache 4000 -osdlevel 0 -idx -correct-pts -slices -channels 2 -af volnorm=1,equalizer=0:0:0:0:0:0:0:0:0:0 -softvol -softvol-max 100 /home/tofi/Pobrane/[WhyNot] Phi Brain - Kami no Puzzle - 07 [28AB77FB].mkv

MPlayer2 UNKNOWN (C) 2000-2011 MPlayer Team
3DNow supported but disabled
3DNowExt supported but disabled
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.
Terminal type `unknown' is not defined.

Playing /home/tofi/Pobrane/[WhyNot] Phi Brain - Kami no Puzzle - 07 [28AB77FB].mkv.

Cache fill: 0.00% (0 bytes)

Checking for YUV4MPEG2
Checking for REAL
Checking for SMJPEG
[mkv] Found the head...
[mkv] + a segment...
[mkv] /---- [ parsing seek head ] ---------
[mkv] |+ segment information...
[mkv] | + timecode scale: 1000000
[mkv] | + duration: 1469.468s
[mkv] | + segment uid a1 04 58 dc c9 56 65 2f 90 21 d4 b8 fd 79 dd 68
[mkv] |+ segment tracks...
[mkv] | + a track...
[mkv] | + Track number: 1
[mkv] | + Track type: Video
[mkv] | + Video track
[mkv] | + Display width: 1280
[mkv] | + Display height: 720
[mkv] | + Pixel width: 1280
[mkv] | + Pixel height: 720
[mkv] | + Codec ID: V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC
[mkv] | + CodecPrivate, length 48
[mkv] | + Language: jpn
[mkv] | + Default duration: 41.708ms ( = 23.976 fps)
[mkv] | + a track...
[mkv] | + Track number: 2
[mkv] | + Track type: Audio
[mkv] | + Audio track
[mkv] | + Sampling frequency: 48000.000000
[mkv] | + Channels: 2
[mkv] | + Codec ID: A_AAC
[mkv] | + CodecPrivate, length 2
[mkv] | + Language: jpn
[mkv] | + Default duration: 21.333ms ( = 46.875 fps)
[mkv] | + a track...
[mkv] | + Track number: 3
[mkv] | + Track type: Subtitle
[mkv] | + Codec ID: S_TEXT/ASS
[mkv] | + CodecPrivate, length 1553
[mkv] /---- [ parsing cues ] -----------
[mkv] \---- [ parsing cues ] -----------
[mkv] /---- [ parsing chapters ] ---------
[mkv] New edition 0
[mkv] Default edition flag: 0
[mkv] Chapter 0 from 00:00:00.000 to 00:00:00.000, Intro
ID_CHAPTER_ID=0
ID_CHAPTER_0_START=0
ID_CHAPTER_0_NAME=Intro
[mkv] Chapter 1 from 00:01:34.900000000 to 00:00:00.000, OP
ID_CHAPTER_ID=1
ID_CHAPTER_1_START=94900
ID_CHAPTER_1_NAME=OP
[mkv] Chapter 2 from 00:03:04.870000000 to 00:00:00.000, Part A
ID_CHAPTER_ID=2
ID_CHAPTER_2_START=184870
ID_CHAPTER_2_NAME=Part A
[mkv] Chapter 3 from 00:10:24.930000000 to 00:00:00.000, Part B
ID_CHAPTER_ID=3
ID_CHAPTER_3_START=624930
ID_CHAPTER_3_NAME=Part B
[mkv] Chapter 4 from 0...

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LStranger (andrej-rep) wrote :

In your case mplayer gets SIGSEGV (signal number 11) - see your log. Try to use official mplayer package (mplayer 2:1.0~rc4.dfsg1+svn33713-1) instead of that amateur clone named mplayer2 and I think your problem will be gone.

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