Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1306456
Totem cannot play anything, fixed in upstream gstreamer
Last modified: 2016-04-08 04:35:06 EDT
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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
$ totem /usr/share/sounds/alsa/Front_Center.wav
No sound comes from the speakers, error message in totem UI: "This file cannot be played over the network. Try downloading it locally first."
A smooth voice saying "Front Center" is output from speakers.
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 ?
Oops. The actual gstreamer fix can be found at https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=760234
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 24 development cycle.
Changing version to '24'.
More information and reason for this action is here:
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.
(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.
please test again with 1.8 version in f24 now and reopen if the problem still exists