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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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 20071007-0.pm.1.1-i586 and I don't get offered a _64 package. Is this OK? What else could be the problem

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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.

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Mar 13, 2010

I am having an issue with Kaffeine. It recognizes my DVB tuner fine and I can watch television but the only problem is that I have no sound. Videos play fine, in Kaffeine, I can see the picture and hear the sound, but when I view television, the sound is quiet. I think that there is some issue with unusual sound codecs being used here in New Zealand, as I had a lot of problems trying to play my recorded tv programs in other software, when I was a Windows user, I would often get the picture but no sound. Mythtv works fine for me, I get sound and picture no worries, it's just with Kaffeine I have the sound issues. The audio channel is greyed out, when I click on a channel and then click on edit. I suspect that this may mean that the sound codec that Freeview television uses, in New Zealand, may not be supported in Kaffeine.

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Aug 31, 2010

Have installed mythtv to kbuntu (32 bit) and configured the backend with HDHomerun and receive video but no sound The ] key brings op the volume bar but sits at 0 and will not adjust. However caffeine and he HDhomerun conf GUI viewer play the video and sound perfectly.

setting up the backend I never saw an entry for alsa or mixer, it appears somethimg is missing there for HDHomerun, although those are present when I added an entry for a Hauppauge 950Q USB tuner. Can not get this source to work as yet so have not seen the sound problem there.

The speaker test
speaker-test -c 2

also works as do the login/logout sounds and the test in system settings/multimedia.

alsa -l reports
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: ALC889A Analog [ALC889A Analog]


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Jul 28, 2010

I did a clean install of 11.3 and everything went good but i have a problem. There is no sound when i try to watch a movie in VLC, Kaffeine, SMPlayer and xine. But when i open the movie (.avi format) with Dragon player it plays as it should be. I have sound when i test the output in KDE system settings and i listen to music as i write this message. I tried with Xine and GStreamer output but the problem stays. I have all the multimedia codecs that are needed installed. Here is my repo list:



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Dec 29, 2010

I have HDMI sound enabled by default in System Configuration (Music, Movies and System Sounds), but the only multimedia application that uses it is DragonPlayer. (System Sounds work fine also)Kaffeine still wants to use my INTEL card as does Amarok; VLC Player just complains that my AlsaLib file isn't up to date.I am running opensuse 11.3, KDE 4.5.90 (4.6 RC1) Kernel 2.6.34-7-0.5-desktop sound is outputting to a Samsung 42" 1080p TV.

Sound/Video card is an ATI RV710 (Radeon HD 4350). What does DragonPlayer do that the other three applications do not?How can I configure Kaffeine and VLC to output via the HDMIAlso since doing a system update to KDE 4.5.90 my screen blanks every ten minutes, I have tried to disable screen saver and screen power save in power management, however still i can't stop the system blanking every 10 minutes any clues?Finally DragonPlayer is now crashing after every video has finished playing before i can start the next

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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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Jul 23, 2011

In Gnome and XFCE I always have a choppy music playback. The music is never played smoothly. There is always hesitations in the playback, as if the CPU is running on 100% and cannot cope with the system load.

One of the reasons for that is (in my case) Pulseaudio.

Another reason is Gstreamer. When I choose Gstreamer as backend in KDE, I get the same choppy musicplayback as in Gnome or XFCE. With Xine as backend in KDE, everything is fine. So my conclusion is: with Xine, the sound would be fine in Gnome too.

So, I wonder if it is possible to use Xine as backend in Gnome too. Does anyone have experience with running Xine in Gnome and/or XFCE? What do I need to do to set Gnome/XFCE, so that it uses Xine instead of Gstreamer?

Or is there maybe a special setting, I have to apply? In gstreamer-properties I have tried all possible settings, but this didnīt change anything to the quality of sound.

My experience is also: this choppy sound is hardware-independend. It doesnīt matter which hardware I use, the sound is choppy. It is also distro-independend. The sound is choppy in openSUSE (gnome and in KDE with applied Gstreamer backend), in Ubuntu, Xubuntu, Fedora with Gnome, Linux Mint with Gnome.

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Jun 7, 2010

I have an mp4 video which includes a 5.1 audio stream, while I only have stereo speakers from my computer. It is hooked up to my receiver through the audio out (headphone) jack from the back of the machine. Anyway, I have a stereo audio stream for the video, but I can't figure out how to add the mp4a stream to the mp4.

I have checked out avidemux, but it doesn't seem to handle mp4a files. I don't want to transcribe the video, simply add the audio to the mp4 container. Does anyone know how to accomplish this in Ubuntu?

It seems that the mp4a is us encoded as AAC.

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Feb 7, 2011

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HDA Intel ALSA hardware specific Device
ALC888 Analog ALSA Capture Device
ALC888 Analog ALSA Capture Device


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Jan 8, 2009

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May 30, 2010

I have just installed Slackware 13.1 32bit. My hardware is a P-4 3Ghz with a gig of ram. Intel on board graphic and sound.

This is the best implementation of Kde I have used so far. Slack 13.1 is amazing. The install went very well and everything we configured properly.

My problem is when I start Kde or try to shut dowm or logout I get the same error for knotify: Unable to use the Xine Multimedia Backend:Could not find plugin 'Xine' for application 'Knotify'

I get this same error with the application name at the end of it. If I open amarok I get the same error message with amarok at the end. If I try to click a misic file in dolphin same error message.

When I try to shut down or log out from menu I get the xine error and nothing happens. The only way I can log out is Ctrl+Alt+Backspace to get to the KDM log in screen and then I am able to shut down from the menu.

I have been looking on the forum and using google but have found nothing useful.

The error pops up when I try to play a cd or music on the hard drive.

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Jul 3, 2010

I have a USB dongle to watch tv (Asus U3100 mini) that supports DVB-T. I live in portugal and DVB-T here uses MPEG4 h246 codec. Until now the only app I can have image and sound is VLC. However with VLC I can't schedule recordings and other features that totem + gnome-dvb-daemon has (or mythtv, also no sound with it). I have all related gstreamer plugins, ffmpeg, x264 libs and I've tried to install everything related with mpeg and aac. i don't know what I'm missing here, Video with totem is also a little jerky compared to VLC and xine.

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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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Jun 25, 2010

I just installed kaffeine using "apt-get install". I have been using kaffeine for several years, but it seems that on this installation kaffeine installed without codecs! When trying to play a movie using kaffeine, nothing happens. It is a well-known problem that kaffeine does not give error messages when the codecs don't work (just google the problem. Anyhow, since kaffeine does not tell what codec it is missing I do not know how to solve this problem. What are the names of the kaffeine codecs?

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Jul 7, 2010

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Mar 23, 2011

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sample launch:

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May 13, 2010

After having installed Kaffeine on Ubuntu to use for watching Terrestrial Digital TV through my tv-tuner, on Lucid, Ubuntu 10.04.

After installing Kaffeine and the proprietary driver and firmware for the card, starting Kaffeine gave me the following error;

"kaffeine cannot find demux plugin for MRL"

I found this problem difficult to find a solution for; but did eventually find mention of a set of plugins which would provide what Kaffeine needs;


This was originally mentioned at old nabble: [url]

I installed this, along with all the Medibuntu plugins (just to make sure) and my Kaffeine then worked without troubles.

Basically, I think if i'd originally installed according to the instructions found at the Kaffeine community website: [url] i'd have had no troubles. However, I must say I expected all dependencies to be met simply through the apt-get install process. Not so for the plugins of course, as I should have known.

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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.


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