Bug 592100 - gstreamer won't play durian project OGV files
Summary: gstreamer won't play durian project OGV files
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: gstreamer
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Benjamin Otte
QA Contact: Desktop QE
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-05-13 20:30 UTC by Máirín Duffy
Modified: 2017-12-06 11:20 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2017-12-06 11:20:02 UTC
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Description Máirín Duffy 2010-05-13 20:30:53 UTC
Description of problem:
The Durian Blender Foundation project just released OGV trailers of their movie. They don't play in RHEL 6 totem. They do play in newer (non RHEL 6) versions of totem. I talked to Bastien and he took a look at the files and he thinks it's a (since fixed) gstreamer bug.

The movies are here:

if i try to play them from totem on the command line i get:

$ totem sintel_trailer-1080p.ogv 
** Message: Error: Could not decode stream.
gsttheoradec.c(1118): theora_handle_data_packet (): /GstPlayBin2:play/GstURIDecodeBin:uridecodebin0/GstDecodeBin2:decodebin20/GstTheoraDec:theoradec0:
no header sent yet

if i try using the following command, it stays locked at 0% buffering (for multiple mirror URLs of the video):

$ gst-launch playbin2 uri=http://ftp.nluug.nl/ftp/graphics/blender/apricot/trailer/sintel_trailer-1080p.ogv
Setting pipeline to PAUSED ...
Pipeline is PREROLLING ...
buffering... 0%  

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

How reproducible:
Very, just try the OGV videos at the URL.

Comment 2 RHEL Program Management 2010-05-13 22:54:31 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux major release.  Product Management has requested further
review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Major release.  This request is not yet committed for

Comment 3 Matěj Cepl 2010-05-14 13:54:17 UTC
When I try to move forward the file (http://planet.brq.redhat.com/blog/video/IOS_2010-05-04.ogv) by dragging the thermometer totem freezes for minute or so and then it jumps to the start.

Just to emphasize, it plays the file (locally stored or over http) but doesn't move through it (even when locally stored).

Comment 4 RHEL Program Management 2010-07-15 14:26:41 UTC
This issue has been proposed when we are only considering blocker
issues in the current Red Hat Enterprise Linux release. It has
been denied for the current Red Hat Enterprise Linux release.

** If you would still like this issue considered for the current
release, ask your support representative to file as a blocker on
your behalf. Otherwise ask that it be considered for the next
Red Hat Enterprise Linux release. **

Comment 5 Jan Kurik 2017-12-06 11:20:02 UTC
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 is in the Production 3 Phase. During the Production 3 Phase, Critical impact Security Advisories (RHSAs) and selected Urgent Priority Bug Fix Advisories (RHBAs) may be released as they become available.

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