Bug 1306456 - Totem cannot play anything, fixed in upstream gstreamer
Totem cannot play anything, fixed in upstream gstreamer
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gstreamer1 (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Wim Taymans
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2016-02-10 17:13 EST by Alexandre Mazari
Modified: 2016-04-08 04:35 EDT (History)
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Description Alexandre Mazari 2016-02-10 17:13:53 EST
Description of problem:
As used within Totem, current gstreamer1-plugins-base (1.7.1) hinder media playing. I tried both uncompressed audio (wav) and simple video codec (mpeg1) without success.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
 $ totem /usr/share/sounds/alsa/Front_Center.wav

Actual results:
No sound comes from the speakers, error message in totem UI: "This file cannot be played over the network. Try downloading it locally first."

Expected results:
A smooth voice saying "Front Center" is output from speakers.

Additional info:
Issues regarding capacities negociation shows up in the logs (GST_DEBUG=5) as reported (https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=760867)

I was pointed to a gstreamer bug/patch that indeed fixed the issue locally:

Unfortunately, this patch didn't made it yet into a gstreamer release.

Would you concider backporting the fix ?
Comment 1 Alexandre Mazari 2016-02-10 17:24:11 EST
Oops. The actual gstreamer fix can be found at https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=760234
Comment 2 Jan Kurik 2016-02-24 10:34:02 EST
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 24 development cycle.
Changing version to '24'.

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Comment 3 Andy Lutomirski 2016-04-07 11:24:10 EDT
This (or a similar bug) appears to affect Fedora 23 as well, and it prevents Firefox from playing any video at all, too.

$ gst-play-1.0 /usr/share/sounds/alsa/Front_Center.wav Press 'k' to see a list of keyboard shortcuts.
Now playing /usr/share/sounds/alsa/Front_Center.wav
0:00:00.0 / 0:00:01.4 

And it sits there like that forever without playing anything.
Comment 4 Andy Lutomirski 2016-04-07 13:29:59 EDT
(In reply to Andy Lutomirski from comment #3)
> This (or a similar bug) appears to affect Fedora 23 as well, and it prevents
> Firefox from playing any video at all, too.

Please disregard.  Pulseaudio got stuck, and it was stuck hard enough that it didn't recover when I logged out and back in, and gstreamer was getting stuck behind it.
Comment 5 Wim Taymans 2016-04-08 04:35:06 EDT
please test again with 1.8 version in f24 now and reopen if the problem still exists

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