Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 509623
mplayer and family hangs all 3 of my x86_64 machines
Last modified: 2009-09-12 20:00:22 EDT
Description of problem:
i have 3 x86_64 machines and 1 32bit laptop. the 64bit machines have the same symptoms: running mplayer, gmplayer, kplayer with any movie (mpg or avi) or song (mp3 or flac) will cause the GUI (kde is what i use) to hang while leaving the mouse working. i then have to ssh into the machine to take back control of the system.
the 32bit machine works with movies and songs
they are all f11 and updated daily.
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Same problem, but with two 32bit machines (desktop dell optiplex gx280 and laptop dell latitude d520) with fedora11 and gnome.
Running gmplayer, xine with any movie (mpg, avi, wmv), or when firefox reproduces these movies using the Gecko Media Player plugin, will cause the GUI (gnome) to hang while leaving the mouse working but the only way to take back control of the system is to ssh into the machine.
Not sure where the bug is, but it certainly is not specific to kmplayer.
As mplayer isn't even distributed by fedora, I'd suggest taking this issue to bugzilla.rpmfusion.org against mplayer
Re: comment #1 , hanging on *any* moving by virtually any movie player is even a more generic/vague problem. Not sure how or where best to classify that.
Now, if anyone can reproducibly find bugs with fedora-only content (fedora players, using free codecs such as ogg), feel free to mention those here.
you have valid points but this affects kmplayer as well which is distributed by fedora.
i will be testing kmplayer with an ogg movie later and get back to you with my result.
i will also change the engine as part of my test.
tested kmplayer with an ogg movie and it too hangs.
tested smplayer and that too hangs.
tested vlc with ogg. no problems
tested vlc with avi. no problems
tested via ssh -Y remote_x86_64_pc smplayer video.avi and that too hangs.
this last case needs a little clarification. the system that hangs is NOT the remote machine that always hangs but the local 32bit machine that in comment #1 i said does not hang.
I still think this is an mplayer-specific issue that should be taken up with it's maintainer(s) @ rpmfusion.
To re-enforce that, I can now reproduce failures, even when using mplayer directly,
I can't reproduce any of the reported issues on my F-10 and F-11 machines.
(In reply to comment #5)
> I still think this is an mplayer-specific issue that should be taken up with
> it's maintainer(s) @ rpmfusion.
Normally, yes. But Rathann is, and will be away for a while. Our ffmpeg/mplayer stack needs a new maintainer.
Closing this as CANTFIX as it needs to be handled by the RPMFUSION folks.
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