Pausing lags; resuming has no audio

Bug #998538 reported by Adam Porter on 2012-05-12
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
VLC media player
Fix Released
vlc (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

After upgrading from Oneiric to Precise, VLC has regressed. When I pause a video, the picture freezes instantly, but the audio continues for several seconds. When I unpause, the video resumes, but the audio doesn't resume at all. If I skip backwards in the video, the audio plays again. This happens for every format I've tried to play, including MKV, AVI, and FLV. This never happened before upgrading to Precise.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: vlc 2.0.1-4
Uname: Linux 3.3.6-pf-adp i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu7
Architecture: i386
Date: Sat May 12 14:49:53 2012
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: vlc
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-05-06 (6 days ago)

Adam Porter (alphapapa) wrote :
Rémi Denis-Courmont (rdenis) wrote :

You have probably selected the ALSA audio output. Reset your preferences, or set the audio output back to default.

Changed in vlc (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
Rémi Denis-Courmont (rdenis) wrote :

Err, sorry, ALSA should not exhibit that bug either. Only volume is delayed with ALSA.

This might be which is already fixed upstream in VLC 2.1.

Changed in vlc (Ubuntu):
status: Invalid → New
Rémi Denis-Courmont (rdenis) wrote :

A simple work around is to reduce the caching value. The default value should be short enough.

I haven't changed the audio output module--it's on "Default." But it
does appear to be the bug you linked. I had also set the File buffer
to 3000 ms at some time in the past to work around another issue.

Rémi Denis-Courmont (rdenis) wrote :
Changed in vlc:
milestone: none → 2.0.2
Changed in vlc (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: patch-accepted-upstream
Adam Porter (alphapapa) wrote :

Thank you for fixing this bug.

On Wed, May 16, 2012 at 2:22 PM, Rémi Denis-Courmont
<email address hidden> wrote:
> ** Also affects: vlc via
>   Importance: Unknown
>       Status: Unknown
> ** Changed in: vlc
>    Milestone: None => 2.0.2
> ** Changed in: vlc (Ubuntu)
>       Status: New => Confirmed
> ** Tags added: patch-accepted-upstream
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package vlc - 2.0.2-1

vlc (2.0.2-1) unstable; urgency=medium

  [ Edward Wang ]
  * New upstream release (Closes: #679625, #664279, LP: #689122, #936488,
    #942126, #971106, #972615, #973051, #987231, #995003, #998538).
    - Fix Ogg Heap buffer overflow. Thanks to Hugo Beauzée-Luyssen
  * Add the crystalhd plugin to the vlc distribution.
  * now depends on X11 in this release, so it must
    be installed under vlc (versus vlc-nox).

  [ Reinhard Tartler ]
  * Urgency set to medium because a security issue is fixed in this release

  [ Benjamin Drung ]
  * Add new plugins to vlc-nox:
    - crystalhd (Linux amd64 and i386 only)
    - directfb
    - fbosd (Linux only)
    - omxil (Linux only)
  * Add build dependencies for new plugins.
  * Add new symbols to libvlccore5.
  * Switch to debhelper 8.

 -- Benjamin Drung <email address hidden> Sat, 30 Jun 2012 18:39:41 +0200

Changed in vlc (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released

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Changed in vlc:
status: Unknown → Fix Released
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