VLC 0.8.4 (Dapper amd64) plays h264 with garbled graphics

Bug #28539 reported by delvalle26 on 2006-01-14
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
vlc (Ubuntu)
MOTU Media Team

Bug Description

VLC 0.8.4 (Dapper amd64) plays h264 with garbled graphics. The version in breezy played them successfully. No info in messages (blank as if all is normal)...

Here is a small file using that codec (4.7mb)


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I have exactly the same problem on and x86 machine.

Tim Fuchs (tim-fuchs) on 2006-01-22
Changed in vlc:
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed

Same here, but in Totem is fine.

Jai Singh (i922sparkcir) wrote :

Same problem, within x86 though. I have seen reports that this problem is no longer present in the vlc-ubuntu nightly build.

Daniel T Chen (crimsun) wrote :

Will rebuild when newer x264 is built.

Changed in vlc:
assignee: nobody → motumedia
John Dong (jdong) wrote :

I can confirm same bug, i386 and amd64.

Daniel T Chen (crimsun) on 2006-04-19
Changed in vlc:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Daniel T Chen (crimsun) wrote :

Hash: SHA1

Format: 1.7
Date: Tue, 23 May 2006 03:42:19 -0400
Source: vlc
Binary: wxvlc vlc-plugin-sdl kvlc vlc-plugin-ggi gvlc vlc-plugin-alsa qvlc vlc-plugin-glide vlc-plugin-esd gnome-vlc mozilla-plugin-vlc vlc vlc-plugin-arts vlc-plugin-svgalib libvlc0-dev
Architecture: source
Version: 0.8.4.debian-1ubuntu6
Distribution: dapper
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Sam Hocevar (Debian packages) <email address hidden>
Changed-By: Daniel T Chen <email address hidden>
 gnome-vlc - GNOME frontend for VLC (dummy legacy package)
 gvlc - GTK+ frontend for VLC (dummy legacy package)
 kvlc - KDE frontend for VLC (dummy legacy package)
 libvlc0-dev - development files for VLC
 mozilla-plugin-vlc - multimedia plugin for Mozilla based on VLC
 qvlc - Qt frontend for VLC (dummy legacy package)
 vlc - multimedia player for all audio and video formats
 vlc-plugin-alsa - ALSA audio output plugin for VLC
 vlc-plugin-arts - aRts audio output plugin for VLC
 vlc-plugin-esd - Esound audio output plugin for VLC
 vlc-plugin-ggi - GGI video output plugin for VLC
 vlc-plugin-glide - Glide video output plugin for VLC
 vlc-plugin-sdl - SDL video and audio output plugin for VLC
 vlc-plugin-svgalib - SVGAlib video output plugin for VLC
 wxvlc - wxWidgets frontend for VLC
 vlc (0.8.4.debian-1ubuntu6) dapper; urgency=low
   "'Time to race', she said, 'Race the downhill'."
   * Add debian/patches/24_prefs_stacking_fix, fixing stacking in
     Preferences dialog. Taken from upstream svn changeset 13795, thanks
     to Bruce Cowan (Closes: Malone #31891).
   * Demote ttf-freefont, ttf-thryomanes to Suggests as the former
     provides bad metrics for Thai. See Debian #362071 for additional
   * Don't use gcc-snapshot as the compiler. See Debian #361729 for more
   * Make vlc.desktop HIG-compliant.
   * Rebuild against new libebml-dev and libmatroska-dev, fixing crashes
     with Matroska files (Closes: Malone #29644).
   * Use our own faad2 and x264, fixing garbled graphics (Closes: Malone
     #28539). Please see Debian #365389 if the inclusion of these
     libraries stirs your ire.
 c4a7389b8e5d6667b8ffc1fb7a5ec890 1947 graphics optional vlc_0.8.4.debian-1ubuntu6.dsc
 94c860811b831e6ec3996a88cd1d49e5 562960 graphics optional vlc_0.8.4.debian-1ubuntu6.diff.gz

Version: GnuPG v1.4.2.2 (GNU/Linux)


Changed in vlc:
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Tim Fuchs (tim-fuchs) wrote :

Works fine for me for a long time

Closing the bug..

Changed in vlc:
status: New → Fix Released
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