Bug 445309 - Totem no longer plays DVDs
Summary: Totem no longer plays DVDs
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: totem   
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Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Bastien Nocera
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-05-06 03:56 UTC by Rodd Clarkson
Modified: 2008-05-19 11:23 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-05-19 11:23:07 UTC
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Attachments (Terms of Use)
Message when a DVD is inserted in the drive (12.10 KB, image/png)
2008-05-06 10:41 UTC, Rodd Clarkson
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Message when I try to play DVD from File menu (16.65 KB, image/png)
2008-05-06 10:41 UTC, Rodd Clarkson
no flags Details
About Totem (using gstreamer) (25.17 KB, image/png)
2008-05-19 11:14 UTC, Rodd Clarkson
no flags Details

Description Rodd Clarkson 2008-05-06 03:56:46 UTC
Description of problem:

Shortly after install f9-preview and installing the necessary livna
gst-plugins-* totem played DVDs.  I couldn't get the DVD menu to work, but it
played the movie and navigation worked well (which was a big improvement).

Since this time an update in rawhide (or possibly livna, but I don't think so)
has resulted in DVD playback no longer working.  I know get a message saying
that I don't have the necessary plugins.

I've also tried the old dvd:///[0-9] method of playback, but this doesn't work

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

[rodd@localhost yum.repos.d]$ rpm -q totem

[rodd@localhost yum.repos.d]$ rpm -qa | grep gst

Comment 1 Bastien Nocera 2008-05-06 08:55:09 UTC
You're probably missing a decent mpeg demuxer:

What the actual error message you're getting?

Comment 2 Rodd Clarkson 2008-05-06 10:41:01 UTC
Created attachment 304620 [details]
Message when a DVD is inserted in the drive

This is what I see when I put a DVD in the drive and then tell it to play the

Comment 3 Rodd Clarkson 2008-05-06 10:41:57 UTC
Created attachment 304621 [details]
Message when I try to play DVD from File menu

This is what I get when I try to play the inserted DVD from the File menu

Comment 4 Stewart Adam 2008-05-06 12:26:52 UTC
Is the disc encrypted? DVD playback works for me with the gstreamer and xine

Comment 5 Rodd Clarkson 2008-05-06 12:41:01 UTC
Most likely.  But when I first installed f9-preview (and related livna packages)
it played fine.  So something has gone wrong between then and now.

Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 10:42:03 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:

Comment 7 Bastien Nocera 2008-05-19 09:30:06 UTC
Note: are you sure you are using the GStreamer backend of Totem. Check the about
box please, and run "totem-backend -b gstreamer" as root if GStreamer isn't
being used.

Comment 8 Rodd Clarkson 2008-05-19 11:14:53 UTC
Created attachment 305925 [details]
About Totem (using gstreamer)

This is the about dialog.  I'm pretty sure this means I'm using gstreamer.

Comment 9 Rodd Clarkson 2008-05-19 11:18:45 UTC
Argh, I've just read back over the comments and you are right.  I wasn't using
gstreamer (xine had been installed at some stage, but I didn't do it).

I thought I posted this (so I'm wondering where I posted it) but I did comment
somewhere that I removed xine and switched back to gstreamer and could play
DVD's again, but that the seek stuff wasn't working.

Argh. I'm going to track down where I stuffed up and clear the water and close
some bugs.

Comment 10 Rodd Clarkson 2008-05-19 11:23:07 UTC
I'm going to close this.

The problem with seeking seems to be reported in #445491 and I don't know where
that other comment about using xine went.

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