totem crashes with BadAlloc after several attempts to play mms stream

Bug #123683 reported by Andrei Kouznetsov on 2007-07-03
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
totem (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

There is a site with bunch of mms:// embedded objects (which are supposed to be played by totem). (I can give the name of the site if you need it).
Totem attempts to play those objects, but some of the sites are unavailable, so totem fails to play some of them. After several attempts (I ran through the list of available tv channels) totem fails to play any movie (even on my own computer). It says

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and@and-laptop:~/Videos$ totem War.avi
** Message: Couldn't initialize lirc.

The program 'totem' received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was 'BadAlloc (insufficient resources for operation)'.
  (Details: serial 49 error_code 11 request_code 141 minor_code 19)
  (Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously;
   that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it.
   To debug your program, run it with the --sync command line
   option to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful
   backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)
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If I restart the system totem plays everything again.

I'm using Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty and totem-gstreamer. I suppose that the problem is that totem (gstreamer?) does not free resources if it fails to open an mms stream (or has been interrupted while openning an mms stream)

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Paul Dufresne (paulduf) wrote :

Thanks for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This bug did not have a package associated with it, which is important for ensuring that it gets looked at by the proper developers. You can learn more about finding the right package at [WWW] . I have classified this bug as a bug in totem.
I have mostly chosen randomly between totem and gstreamer. :-)

Yes, please provide the site with mms:// embedded objects.

Paul Dufresne (paulduf) wrote :

Following bugs with similar issues are bug #111257, bug #39050, bug #38939.
I feel to lazy right now to read them. :-)

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

What videocard and driver do you use?

Changed in totem:
importance: Undecided → Low

I have embedded videocard with intel chipset GMA 950. (My laptop is MSI MS-1034). The driver is i810.

The mms links were taken from

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Does playing it with an another software works correctly?

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

We are closing this bug report as it lacks the information, described in the previous comments, we need to investigate the problem further. However, please reopen it if you can give us the missing information and don't hesitate to submit bug reports in the future.

Changed in totem:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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