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 Post subject: Which video player for linux worka flawlessly ?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:08 pm 
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Hey all..

Which video player for linux works flawlessly ?

I always favor VLC because of the extra features. It plays downloaded movies flawlessly, but for recorded tv shows (see details below), the audio always goes to total silence afer 00:03:28.

Here's the codec detail reported on VLC..
- stream1
.type:audio
.codec mpga
.channels: stereo
.sample rate: 44100 hz
.bitrate: 96kb/s
- stream0
.type: video
.codec:divx
.res: 704x480
.display res: 704x480
.frame rate: 14,985014

Xine also silence after 00:03:28 on all of my recorded tv shows.

DragonPlayer (my least favorite) plays all of my recorded tv show from beginning to end with no problem !

I even tried to tweak VLC settings but it always stop at 00:03:28 ! Any suggestions ??


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 4:00 pm 
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Have you tried using Mplayer?

Is there anything significant happening in the video at that time? What I mean is, does the silence happen after a commercial being played or something where the audio might change tracks?

What version of VLC do you have?

What distro?

What kernel?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 4:34 pm 
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Where are you getting recorded tv from? a Tivo or something else?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 4:54 pm 
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Hi friends :)

Thank you so much for replying.

My VLC version = v1.04 GoldenEye
Distro = Mandriva2010, Linux 2.6.31.6

Basically, the video plays flawlessly. Its just the audio that goes to total silence after 00:3:28.

The way I record tv show is thru my desktop (winXP + really old ATI-8500DV all in wonder); Basically I do it the old fashion way - it record everything including commercial ( no commercial skip feature). Then I transfer em to usb hdd where I play em on laptop running linux.

I just installed Mplayer.. it acts differently.. at 00:03:28, the sound becomes garbled, but the video continue to play flawlessly.

I don't know why ALL of the recorded tv show works 100% correctly on DragonPlayer but not VLC, XINE, and Mplayer ! hmmmmm


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 6:44 pm 
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The recordings are stored in what sort of format?

Have you installed either libdvdcss or win32codec?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:49 pm 
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hi Furball,

Yes I have both libdvdcss and win32-codecs

the format is in avi

I re-urpmi both of the above and tried VLC again with the same problem :( HOWEVER, XINE now works correctly !

hmmm.. and the reason why i need and want VLC to work flawlessly is because of the feature where while its playing, I can click "record" to save a segment of the video.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 8:53 pm 
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As TLG brought up...have you tried mplayer? I suspect it'll work seeming that you're saying xine is working...


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:55 pm 
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hi furball :)

I tried installing Mplayer again (now that xine works flawlessly), and Mplayer still behave the same as before --> after 00:03:28, the audio becomes garbled.


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Most likely the audio stream was currupted when you were recording it.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:20 am 
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Airheadq wrote:
Most likely the audio stream was currupted when you were recording it.


hi Air,

no, not corrupted cuz every single recorded tv shows works 100% correctly with DragonPlayer and Xine. I thought VLC / mplayers are screwed up, since I'd already uninstalled and re-installed them.

Too bad Xine and DragonPlayer doesn't have the capability like VLC to record section of video segments


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:42 am 
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I run opensuse and for things to work right I need to add a separate repository for the aforementioned media codecs along with some gstreamer codecs (as getting them straight from suse's sources doesn't produce the desitred result without some work)

With that in mind, I beleive the powerpack version (the one you pay $$ for) has these things in there and there's no need to add things, if you have the straight free version, I'm going to suspect there's going to be an extra repository you need to add...perhaps this may be of some help..

http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 2:49 pm 
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oh yea.. I had used easyurpmi so thats out of the question.

Hmm.. I think I'll have to stick to DragonPlayer / Xine for playback. If I have to edit out a segment of tv show, i'll just have to install Avidemux or such :)

One thing I haven't tried yet is to run VLC on winXP and see if I can duplicate the same problem.


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