Bug 162790 - Totem displays a black screen when playing movies
Totem displays a black screen when playing movies
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: totem (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: John (J5) Palmieri
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Reported: 2005-07-08 13:54 EDT by Aaron VanDevender
Modified: 2013-03-13 00:48 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: 0.10.4
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Last Closed: 2006-04-15 10:30:24 EDT
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Description Aaron VanDevender 2005-07-08 13:54:02 EDT
Description of problem:
I play a movie with totem (such as an ogg/theora file like
http://www.redhat.com/v/magazine/ogg/inevitable.ogg) and the sound plays fine,
but instead of the video it displays only a black rectangle.

I can make video appear by changing the /system/gstreamer/0.8/default/videosink
gconf key from "xvimagesink" to "xvimagesink name=xvimagesink0"

even though xvimagesink0 should be the default. Perhaps this is related to Bug

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One shouldn't have to use gconf-editor to play movies with totem. It should work
out of the box.
Comment 1 John Thacker 2006-04-14 16:12:03 EDT
Can you reproduce this in FC5?  A bug with playing ogg/theora video was fixed in
totem-1.3.1.  This certainly WORKSFORME without any gconf changes.
Comment 2 Aaron VanDevender 2006-04-15 10:30:24 EDT
This is not only fixed, but not even really relevent anymore, since as of
gst-0.10.x, we have the autovideosink and so which sets up xvimagesink (or
whatever) correctly. I'm closing this bug.

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