OpenSUSE Multimedia :: Kaffeine / Xine Crashes When Playing Avi Files?

Dec 29, 2009

I have just installed openSuse 11.2 (64bit), and I installed the avi codecs as described in Restricted Formats/11.2 - openSUSE-Community with the 1-click installation for KDE. But kaffeine and xine are crashing when I try to play avi files.One thing I found out is that all packages are 64 bit packages only the w32codec-all version is and I don't get offered a _64 package. Is this OK? What else could be the problem

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OpenSUSE Multimedia :: .rmvb Files Not Playing Well On Kaffeine?

Sep 25, 2010

but after a forum search I only found one similar thread, but seemingly the issue was not totally solved. I just would like to suggest a solution (well, most likely a workaround) for .rmvb Real Player movies which don't work well on Kaffeine, without need to install other players or applications.I first saw many people had similar problems as me: Real Player movies just played sound but not video, or viceversa. I first tried installing w32 codecs, but this seems to be the good solution for 32 bit users, I use 11.3 x64 and didn't work for me. After some Google search I came to this page:Index of /pool/non-free/w/w64codecs/

Seems to be a Medibuntu repository, and I looked for a .tar file, since I was looking for a "w64" version of the codecs. I downloaded the latest .tar.gz file found on the page, the 20071007 one and uncompressed it. It has some codec files and a Readme which tells where to put the files. After that done, without rebooting Suse, I tried again to play the movie, and Kaffeine finally played it well, although now it pops a message saying Kaffeine closed unproperly whenever I close it after having played a .rmvb movie. I think that can be solved by updating Kaffeine, but haven't tried that yet

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OpenSUSE Multimedia :: Kaffeine And Xine Get Error - Cannot Find MRL Plugin For [dvd:/]

Feb 16, 2010

Error message: Cannot find MRL plugin for [dvd:/]

Trying to play dvd that worked under 11.1 and original dvd version of openSUSE 11.2. It failed after a update.

Not sure which one since I do not normally play dvd movies on my system.

Checked all multimedia rpms and they are all from packman except kaffeine which is KDE4 version.

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OpenSUSE Multimedia :: Screensaver Starts When Playing Movies In Kaffeine

Sep 6, 2010

All of a sudden the screensaver starts when I play movies in kaffeine. I noticed this yesterday. It didn't do that before. I don't know what I've done to make this happen. I'm using Kaffeine v. 1.0-svn3 on a 64 bit OpenSUSE 11.3. My screensaver is kometen4 from

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OpenSUSE Multimedia :: Unable To Hear Audio While Playing Video In Kaffeine & VLC?

Jan 19, 2010

I Tried to play video files (.avi & .vob) in Kaffeine, but was unableo hear any audio. Then i went to the packmn site and installed the packageom there, with no positive results.After that i installed VLC and then tried playing.

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OpenSUSE Multimedia :: Playing Audio Cd's In Kaffeine But It Does Not Play Properly - No Sound

May 8, 2011

I have just installed 11.4 64bit and duly followed the sticky guide for getting the required multimedia files installed. I find I have a problem with playing audio cd's the only program which will play an audio cd is Kaffeine but it does not play properly - it plays a few bars then silence, plays a few bars then silence and I can find no way of getting it to play without interruption. There are no sound problems with Kaffene when using it to play digital tv or dvd films. I have tried KsCD, Amarok, Mplayer, SMPlayer, and GNOME MPlayer none of which can I get to play a CD. With Amarok there does not appear to be a setting to play a CD as soon as it is put in the drive it would appear that you have to generate a playlist first, I can show the list of tunes on the CD but that's a far as it goes they will not add to a playlist or play.

Have just found the player Clementine which apparently is based on Amarok. Although not providing a direct play facility I was able to load the cd to the playlist then play the tunes. This may be a clue to my problems in that I noticed that it had to mount the player first. Is there a setting for auto mounting?Ideally I would like to put an audio cd in my player and have it play automatically without me having to do anything. Is this facility available in 11.4 and if so which program do I need to install?

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Xine/kaffeine Mp4a No Sound

Mar 19, 2010

I am using ubuntu karmic. I log into gnome, but I have kaffeine installed. I find I can't play videos with mp4a mpeg4 audio in kaffeine. The video plays fine, but their is no sound. When I use vlc it plays fine and the codec information reveals mp4a.

I think it might be related to xine as the phonon backend is xine. I try opening the file in xine, and there is also no video. When I try to change the phonon backend to gstreamer, there is no sound for anything. I have libxine1-ffmpeg, libmpeg4ip-0, and libfaad0 installed, though I dunno if they affect this.

I want to use kaffeine rather than vlc because I want to use kaffeine for dvb viewing and recording. In my area, it seems they are broadcasting mp4a instead of mpeg2 or what not.

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Fedora :: Xine Not Playing ANy Files ?

Jan 23, 2010

I've been using Xine for a while now, and all of the sudden when I try to play an audio file I get this message saying ( The stream " There is no Mrl" uses an unsupported codec:

codec: MPEG 1/2 (0x0) Star Playback Anyway?)

Anyway it will not play any video or audio files. Has anyone seen this type of message before?

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Totem Crashes Playing X264 .mkv Files

May 9, 2010

My totem crashes after several seconds of playing x264 .mkv files. Plays everything else fine (and my HD content better than .vlc so I'm not interested in switching). In terminal, the only output I get is 'Aborted'.

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Fedora :: Playing MP3 Files In Kaffeine With Good Sound Quality?

Dec 13, 2009

I have worked the whole day to get an multimedia player that plays all format's. After trying vlc, realplayerGold, Xine, Kaffeine, Rhythmbox and Totem, I ended up at kaffeine.

I virtually installed al gstreamer-plugins,, like:
Dependencies Resolved
Package Arch Version Repository Size
gstreamer-plugins-bad i586 0.10.13-7.fc11 rpmfusion-free-updates 1.1 M
gstreamer-plugins-bad-devel i586 0.10.13-7.fc11 rpmfusion-free-update 15 k
gstreamer-plugins-bad-devel-docs i586 0.10.13-7.fc11 rpmfusion free-updates 163 k
gstreamer-plugins-bad-extras i586 0.10.13-7.fc11 rpmfusion-free-updates 69 k .....

Transaction Summary
Install 1 Package(s)
Upgrade 0 Package(s)
Total download size: 167 k
Is this ok [y/N]: y

It seems I can play at least an mpeg movie, and mp3. But I find the quality of sound of the mp3 in kaffeine very poor. Yes, it plays, but some mp3's are struggling the first 10 seconds or so,, eg, Shivers - Armin van Buuren. When I play the same mp3 in xmms, it plays like a charm. That's not what I want, I want an all-round multimedia player. Xine does the job very well,, like xmms,, and plays also the mpeg, but unfortunately, xine shows an error message about a segmentation fault, upon exiting xine. Any hint to play mp3 files in kaffeine like xmms does?

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OpenSUSE Multimedia :: Kaffeine Can't Play Rmvb Files

Apr 20, 2011

I tried playing some rmvb videos. I can hear the audio but there is no audio. I followed a few theads related to this but it still hasn't fixed my problem.

One thread says all related packages must be from packman. I have this currently

mvalviar@mac-mac:~/Desktop> rpm -q kaffeine libxine1 libffmpeg0 w32codec-all xvid libquicktime0


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Fedora :: Multimedia In Kaffeine - Playing Movies With Restricted Codecs?

Jun 4, 2011

I just installed F15 new, and I wonder what packages do I need to install to play movies with restricted codecs? I thought I have everything what I installed last time with F14 but I can't play my movies in Kaffeine. I have rmpfusion and the packages gstreamer-plugins-bad-free gstreamer-ffmpeg gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-ugly, and all other gstreamer-* packages.

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OpenSUSE Multimedia :: 11.3 - Cannot Play Files With External Subtitles In Kaffeine

Jul 22, 2010

I'm using openSUSE 11.3 for my laptop and Kaffeine built in as my player. But when I tried to play any files with external subtitles, there is nothing happened. The drop-down list of subtitles is just gray and cannot be used.

So I have two questions:
(1) Can Kaffeine built in openSUSE 11.3 load subtitles automatically?
(2) If it cannot, how to load subtitles manually?

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OpenSUSE :: Kaffeine Crashes In 11.3 - Segmentation Fault

Aug 14, 2010

After installing 11.3 as an update from 11.2 Kaffeine was working but Skype was not. Following various suggestions on this site I eventually got Skype working but now Kaffeine crashes every time I try to start it, this is the message I get:

Application: Kaffeine (kaffeine-xbu), signal: Segmentation fault
[Current thread is 1 (Thread 0x7f37268a1760 (LWP 26052))]
Thread 4 (Thread 0x7f37158fb710 (LWP 26054)):
#0 0x00007f3725043709 in pthread_cond_timedwait@@GLIBC_2.3.2 () from /lib64/
#1 0x00007f372612b951 in metronom_sync_loop () from /usr/lib64/
#2 0x00007f372503ea4f in start_thread () from /lib64/
#3 0x00007f3723e2e82d in clone () from /lib64/
#4 0x0000000000000000 in ?? () .....

What it all means in very simple English and what an ignoramus can do to put it right? I should perhaps explain that although I have been using SuSE since version 9 I am totally incapable of understanding terminal work. I have so far managed, to a large extent, by trial and error but it seems that as versions get better it gets more and more difficult to fix problems. The help provided by OpenSUSE is very good but as one gets older it gets more and more difficult to remember instructions so that they can be followed - you need two pc's one being fixed and a working one to provide the instuctions side by side!

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OpenSUSE Multimedia :: VLC Not Playing FLV Files?

Dec 17, 2009

My VLC used to play FLV files... but for some reason it stopped being able to play it. I can sort of play it with MPLAYER; but I preffer to use VLC.

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OpenSUSE Multimedia :: Files With 64-bit Kaffeine (favorite Player) Or Any Other 64-bit Video Player?

Jun 25, 2010

I've been away from Linux for a while, so I need to get informed about some of the 32- vs. 64-bit issues concerning video players and codecs. So, what is everyone using these days?

More specifically, is it possible to play, e.g., .wmv files with 64-bit Kaffeine (my favorite player) or any other 64-bit video player? If so, then which combination of player and codec should I use?

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OpenSUSE Multimedia :: No Sound When Playing Avi Files In XBMC?

Sep 6, 2010

There is no sound when playing avi files in XBMC.The videos play fine & there is sounds in menu.When i switch to Root the movies have sound,so whats wrong here?

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OpenSUSE Multimedia :: Playing Video Files From Webpages?

Mar 28, 2011

I am using open suse 11.4, and have been trying to play video files from a web site, but when I click on the play link all that happens is that it goes to the page where the video should be but it doesn't load or play, not sure if it is a flash or java problem. the file plays without problem in Ubuntu 10.10 and also Win 7. it is a video file from [URL].

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OpenSUSE Multimedia :: VLC Shows Black Screen When Playing Movie Files?

Mar 12, 2011

With a default 11.4 (64bit) installation, and the one click installer for VLC at VideoLAN - VLC: Free streaming and multimedia solutions for all OS! - if you get a black screen when watching movie files there are 2 solutions.1)-> Go to Tools->Preferences->Video-> Remove the tick for "Accelerated video output (Overlay)"-> Try and play the movie again, you should now see output.2)Download proprietary drivers for your graphics card - I think theres a thread on the forum dedicated to that.

Example, NVIDIA 8600 using the default 11.4 open source drivers (nouveau?) shows a black screen when VLC uses "Accelerated video output".However, installing the proprietary NVIDIA drivers, VLC will successfully show the movie using "Accelerated video output".To clarify the default VLC installation with "Accelerated video output" ticked - works with proprietary NVIDIA drivers - and doesn't without.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: 10.04 System Crashes When Playing Videos

May 8, 2010

When I play a video file whether with VLC or Movie Player the system will crash. The screen will go black with some text output (all I can quickly read is something about pulse audio) then flash black, then text, then black over and over. I tried to edit a video with Pitivi and the system crashed too. I saw an error about gstreamer that time. I set multimedia to No Xv and the test works but when playing an avi the system still crashes. If I test the multimedia with autodetect the system crashes.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Unable To Play .MTS Files In Xine

Apr 7, 2010

I have several .MTS (avchd) files that I'm trying to play in xine but I get the common "there is no demuxer available to handle ..." How can I tell what I"m missing and where do I find it?

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: System Crashes While Playing Video On Browsers / Sort It?

Mar 31, 2011

i'm really irritated with this huge problem with my system. i'm using ubutnu10.10 on my dell inspiron 1525. the problem is, whenever i play any video on any browser(firefox and chromium), no matter if its your tube or vimeo or whatever. the system crashes as soon as video starts to play. the video plays for few seconds system starts to slow a bit and suddenly it crashed and shuts down.

also while using the totem videos sidebar i can searhc the video but cannot play it at all.
i get this error
"gstreamer encountered a general supporting library error"

i tried other forums too but.. no help till now. its like 2 months with both these problems

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Debian Configuration :: No Video In VLC / Banshee - Xine Not Playing MKV

Sep 2, 2010

I have been using Lenny for about a year now, but for some reason Xine has suddenly stopped playing mkv files. It plays everything else including flash. I only started using xine because the mkv files for some reason suffer from a lag between the video and audio in mplayer. I tried installing banshee and vlc but neither of them show video. So I was left with only Xine and it worked perfectly then it suddenly stops playing mkv. Is there something I need to install or remove, reconfigure? Do I just delete the Xine config folder in my home-folder? Lenny being what it is I can only install what is on the out-dated Lenny repos trying anything else like the unstable releases simply wants to uninstall my entire system.

My machine specs are:
Acer Aspire 8930
Intel Centrino 2
NVidia geforce 9600m GS 512mb
I have the proprietary nVidia graphics drivers installed. So it is powerful enough.

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Software :: Xine And VLC Not Playing DVDs - Input Plugin?

Jun 29, 2011

I have just installed SuSE 11.4 and find that xine and VLC cant play DVDs. xine reports:'input plugin cannot open MRL [dvd:/]' and then 'cannot find input plugin for MRL [dvd:/]'. Plainly I've either forgotten to install something, or somethings' permissions are wrong.

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May 20, 2011

I've just installed a nas on my system. All is ok apart from Kaffeine. It will play the file from the home dir, a usb disc but not for some reason the same file over the network located on a nas. It come up with the following error message:

The connection was configured as a MS Windoze network drive.via dolphin. No problems with compressed,pdf or doc files or copying etc just playing an avi with kaffeine.

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Fedora :: Xine Error While Playing .avi File - Mp4 Video / Resolve This?

Jul 15, 2011

I m running Fedora 15 i386 release and just performed an update for packages.

yum update
The PAE kernel and Nvidia driver got updated as well as a few other packages.

When I come to playing a video with Xine I get this error code...

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Slackware :: Xine - Dragonplayer Segfault Playing H264 Video?

Dec 10, 2010

I was trying to play an MP4 (h264) video from Meet The Gimp (in particular, this one) but both xine and dragonplayer would play a couple of seconds of it (poorly) and then segfault and die. The error spew looked like:


$ xine meetthegimp152.mp4
This is xine (X11 gui) - a free video player v0.99.5.
(c) 2000-2007 The xine Team.


dragonplayer emitted the same output, so I assumed it was something amiss in one of the libraries they both use. mplayer plays the video, so I'm not without recourse, but it would be nice to know what's up with the segfaults. Anyone seen something like this?
System specifics, if it matters:

Slackware 13.1 (freshly installed)
AMD64x2 5600
GeForce 8800 GTX w/ 768MiB VRAM

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Apr 24, 2010

I've already went thorough "Check your multimedia problem in ten steps" and "Multi-media and Restricted Format Installation Guide", but still no luck. When I try to play video Kaffeine just throw out big red cross and then nothing palys.


LC_ALL=C zypper ve
Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...

Dependencies of all installed packages are satisfied.


rpm --query --all 'libav*' 'libpostproc*' 'libswscale*' '*xine*' '*gst*' MPlayer '*vlc*' | grep -v avahi | sort


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OpenSUSE Multimedia :: Xine Cant Find Dvd?

Jan 28, 2010

I a trying to get DVD playback working on 11.2 64 KDE 3.5I did the one click install.Kaffeine is now broken)I launch xine from the command line and get this when I select DVDYou can see the DVD STRAWBERRY_MARSHMALLOW_VOL1 udf 4.3 GB 0.0 KB in under "my computer" in the image and it shows up under /mediaI have disk and cdrom enabled under my user account. What else do I have to configure so xine can access the DVD drive?

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Feb 20, 2010

After wrestling with Kaffeine on openSUSE 11.2, I thought I had solve the issue I had with it and I got a new error as described below:

Original Issue: Kaffeine will not play a dvd. Error: Cannot find input plugin for MRL

Then: error no longer appeared, but I got a new error.

New error: "Cannot find demux plugin for MRL "dvd:///dev/sr0""

Of course, I could install Demux, but what is this plugin business? Any ideas? Please, if possible include a little information about what MRL refers to.

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