Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 241602
no video playback with compiz enabled
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:05 EST
Description of problem:
With compiz (or beryl, for that matter) enabled, I cannot play any videos on my
machine. The video player starts, but there is no picture visible, sounds plays
OK and I can even seek in the video. There is no problem using the same
settings/player/video stream with compiz disabled.
This problem occurs with all video players and all video formats with results
little varying (totem and mplayer crash, kaffeine starts with sound only and no
video) But most importantly, it occurs with ogg/totem, which is Fedora's default.
I'm not sure if it is a bug in compiz actually, but since it's reproducible by
merely turning the desktop effects on, I'm filing it against compiz.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. enable desktop effects
2. start video playback
3. observe no picture or player crash
no video playback
video should be OK with desktop effects enabled
For testing, I have used latest rawhide totem and the company "truth happens"
video. My video card is Intel 915GM, using the "intel" driver.
The same setup works OK with FC6.
Happens on x86_64 too.
Can you please confirm that you are using the no XV video output in GStreamer as
opposed to the X11 XV one (check in gstreamer-properties). the 0.5.x Compiz
series does contain a plugin to allow accelerated video playback but that
version is not in Fedora yet and the plugin is not API stable so a GStreamer
plugin to utilize it does not exist. Hopefully the future will be less painful.
If you are seeing crashing in Totem when playing Ogg Theora content you might
also being seeing this bug:
Indeed, forcing gstreamer to no-vx does produce a video, though it's using
Should gestreamer-properties be enhanced to select non-xv when running in
autodetect-mode on Intel-GMAs ?
have also a look at here:
I'm sorry for not commenting on this bug for so long, but I'm no longer in
possesion of the affected hardware (a laptop that broke). But other seem to be
OK, let those "other" reopen this bug and add information about their computer
(/var/Xorg.0.log and /etc/X11/xorg.conf).