Bug 1260262 - Parole can't reproduce audio files
Summary: Parole can't reproduce audio files
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: parole
Version: 23
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Christoph Wickert
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2015-09-05 10:00 UTC by Giulio 'juliuxpigface'
Modified: 2016-12-20 14:35 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2016-12-20 14:35:01 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Giulio 'juliuxpigface' 2015-09-05 10:00:54 UTC
Description of problem:
Parole doesn't reproduce an audio file ('.ogg' or '.wav'). Instead, a window describing briefly the issue is shown. Its text is:

"Errore del backend di GStreamer"(*)
'Could not initialise Xv output'

(*) this can be translated as 'GStreamer backend error'

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open parole
2. Try to reproduce, for example, '/usr/share/orage/sounds/Boiling.wav'

Actual results:
1. parole doesn't reproduce the media and shows the window described above.

Expected results:
1. parole should reproduce 'ogg' and 'wav' files.

Additional info:
As usually, I'm testing with qemu-kvm.

Comment 1 Kevin Fenzi 2015-09-05 16:40:51 UTC
If you start parole and go to:

tools -> preferences -> display -> video output

and change that to "X window system (no xv)" does it work?

Comment 2 Giulio 'juliuxpigface' 2015-09-05 18:25:31 UTC
(In reply to Kevin Fenzi from comment #1)
> If you start parole and go to:
> tools -> preferences -> display -> video output
> and change that to "X window system (no xv)" does it work?

I can confirm that it works flawlessly with this setting.

I tested it even with a full-length song (from a remote server) and found no issues during the execution.

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