OpenSUSE Multimedia :: Video Slipping And Pausing?
Dec 27, 2010
It seems to slip or pause and I miss moments of action on video files. I have to rewind back to view it again. It only happens for a moment but if it a quick action scene, I can miss what actually happened which becomes annoying. Is there anyway i can correct the stream. It happens with any video player and any type of file. It even occurs in a live stream on a web browser.
Play a song in Amarok and then press the space bar to pause. Press the space bar again to resume and Amarok starts playing again with the status bar moving and the timer counting down, but no sound. If I move to the next song, sound starts working again. Or if I double click on a different song, sound works. If I use the xine backend, the problem goes away. I'm using Amarok-2.4 and KDE 4.6.1.
I have an old Hauppauge card of some kind that I use to pull in my Dish Network stream to my PC in my office. I use mplayer or sometimes VLC to view it, but with the World Cup coming up I anticipate the need to pause Live TV or replay certain situations. What's is the best lightweight solution to accomplish this? Do I need MythTV, Xine, Freevo?
I setup an ssh server that works fine when using the terminal, but trying to run programs like firefox fails. It will open partially and then simply hang. Less complicated programs can open successfully and run fine, but cause my remote computer to pause every 5 seconds for about a second.
I'm trying to diagnose a weird problem ... maybe someone has an idea where to start. I'm having a problem with flash videos. The video part displays as if the fast-forward button is being held down; audio sounds correct.
I'm thinking "synchronization error" (duh!) but I'm not sure how to start to diagnose the issue. I'm running OpenSUSE 11.4 x64, and the problem shows up in both chrome and opera.
Code: VLC media player 1.0.3 Goldeneye [0x71d5b8] main interface error: option x11-display does not exist [0x71ff08] main interface error: option x11-display does not exist [0x1737948] vmem video output error: Invalid lock or unlock callbacks [0x1737948] main video output error: video output creation failed [0x7f2a8c03d3e8] main decoder error: failed to create video output
after installing opensuse 11.3 i am finding that i cannot recieve any audio with video with any application.
i can hear certain types of audio, it seems any audio that is not attached to video. i can hear the welcome chime through my speakers after i log in to opensuse and i can also listen to .mp3 files played with amarok. i can watch videos with multiple players, videos videos etc., but there is no audio happening with the video.
i am thinking now this may actually be a hardware problem, since it seems to persist with different software, and only with audio attached to video. i'm thinking maybe there is a problem with my graphics card and its driver (or a lackthereof), although i'm unsure of why i can still watch video. i don't receive any error messages or anything, nor have i attempted to manually install any drivers for my existing hardware. i tried cranking every volume control i could find, including the system volume, but still no volume with video (its weird, its like i can hear it a tiny bit when i crank it, perhaps this is just the internal system beep speaker trying to fill in for the gfx card?).
the card i'm currently using is an nvidia card and although its not exactly old, i have read about some problems with nvidia being reluctant to produce drivers for linux in the past. after some brief googling of nvidia and linux, i was surprised to see that nvidia has an entire portion of their site devoted to unix/linux and open source drivers (perhaps they're doing better now).
is there any way that i can troubleshoot this problem, or do you think the solution is simply purchasing another graphics card from a vendor that has a good reputation for linux support?
I cannot get video, let alone audio, from my opensuse 11.3 box to my HDTV via the AV receiver.I have a computer and a DVR as HDMI input to a Yamaha 765 receiver. The receiver than uses hdmi to output to my samsung hdtv. I am using a ZOTAC GeForce GT 220 with an HDMI port as a video card. As an aside, I could probably upgrade my video card. Suggestions are welcome though I am concerned about heat as it needs to share space with a 4 port hardware RAID controller.
I am using the rather old openSUSE 11.0 with no plans of upgrading to 11.3 as of now. My system is also 5+ years with a P4 2.66GHz but with 2.5Gb ram. HD videos are utilizing 100% cpu and the video also keeps shaking. Neither does any other app work during this time. I cannot even stop the player. I've tried mplayer, smplayer, vlc, totem, gnome-player --- all with the same result.
But windows XP utilizes about 60% cpu and so no such problems. I also have ubuntu 7.10 installed and even mplayer here uses 100% cpu. Also not a troublesome issue but XP has higher volume.
I'm running rtorrent 0.8.6/0.12.6 with the rtorrent.rc below. I have watch directories set up and all the torrents picked up from the watch directory will automatically resume after a few seconds if I try to pause them. This is not a problem with manually added torrents. Everybody that uses rtorrent uses watch directories why should mine be a problem?
I am running the latest kubuntu and just lately I have been having a problem with the hard drive.When I am running a program such as Thunderbird, XSane, or GIMP and I ask for the program to access the hard drive to get or write a file, the system will just sit there for about 20 or 30 seconds before it will do anything. Once it has accessed the hard drive from within a program then it is OK for a while. A bit later and the behaviour will recur.I ran smartctl as I saw in another thread that this could show problems and the output from that seemed to show that all was fairly normal.
While booting Slackware 13.1 it stops to check sda4 It says something about discrepancies. This started today after leaving the system up overnight. The system was suspended and wouldn't respond. I ended up have to do a hard reboot. The system seems to be working fine, but it does this every time I start Linux. The sda4 partition is Windows XP. XP also is working fine. While Linux is checking sda4 there is a statement that I need to run fsck without options. When I ran fsck I got the following message.
root@b-bhome:~# fsck fsck from util-linux-ng 2.17.2 e2fsck 1.41.11 (14-Mar-2010)
I wonder if anyone here has succeeded in streaming the video of a local webcam to the internet? Some research has turned up webcam_server Project Home Page but unfortunately it only supports v4l, not v4l2 and is no longer maintained. It seems to be possible with VLC server, but I'm a bit reluctant, because their repo is said to break other things. I still have 11.1 here.
I am following the how to at ATI drivers - openSUSE and I am getting an error. I installed the opensuse 11.2 x64bit version and I have a Radeon x600 video card. When trying to install the propietary driver (which I guess I need to enable 3d HCL/ATI Video Cards - openSUSE) I get the following error:
administrator@linux-fsvg:~> su Password: linux-fsvg:/home/administrator # zypper in kernel-source linux-kernel-headers kernel-syms module-init-tools
I was having problems playing videos at all (here: Video files won't play and Dolphin keeps closing.openSUSE Forums) but now videos will play but without sound.I'm using vlc and smplayer, on a laptop running KDE 11.2, and VLC gives me this error:SMplayer acts like nothing is amiss.I've gone through the restricted media guide, and the first few steps of the audio troubleshooting guide that is linked in another thread and neither have helped.I tried installing alsa firmware which installed something but did nothing, then I tried a soundtest and all I could get back was this.:~> speaker-test -Dplug:front -c2 -l5 -twavIf 'speaker-test' is not a typo you can use command-not-found to lookup the package that contains it,like this:cnf speaker-test and I've just tried the yast step but can't work out how to delete and re-add my card.
I want to retain Banshee on my system. However, whenever I buy a CD that also contains video, it will not play the music or video. When I try to listen to the music, it simply puts a red cross against each track. Since combining video and music is VERY common, this means I have a whole host of CDs that will not play. MS media player and VLC have no problems with these, so how can I make Banshee play them?
Somewhere along the line, sound disappeared from my browser. It was working. I have been following this thread and it has not yielded a positive result. I also installed mmcheck from red dwarf and it worked fine. The only exception was that phonon-vlc and libx264-104 from videolan are installed.
I also found in the firefox about:config with filter to flash:
I just reinstalled my laptop with OpenSUSE 11.4, 64-bit and I'm using gnome 3.0, I can't figure out how to change the default video player to vlc though...I've tried going to 'Applications' --> 'System Tools' --> 'System Settings' --> 'System info'Here I can choose default programs, however vlc does not appear in the drop-down menu for videos. I do have vlc installed. I can choose to play videos with it when I right-click video files. But I'd like vlc to be the default so that I can just double click the video file and vlc plays it.It is a little bit confusing as totem is set as the default video player in the above-mentioned window, but when I double click a video file banshee starts