VLC not playing Xvids in PClinux

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by grumpyoldhori, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. Got it pined down to the file that VLC will not play, Xvids.
    Been getting an error message at times saying that VLC does
    not recognise the format.
    Xine, Mplayer are playing the Xvid videos well.
    Here is a terminal read out of VLC -vvv

    VLC media player 0.8.6e Janus
    [00000001] main private debug: checking builtin modules
    [00000001] main private debug: checking plugin modules
    [00000001] main private debug: loading plugins cache
    file /home/muzz/.vlc/cache/plugins-04041e.dat
    [00000001] main private debug: recursively browsing `modules'
    [00000001] main private debug: recursively browsing `/usr/lib/vlc'
    [00000001] main private debug: recursively browsing `plugins'
    [00000001] main private debug: module bank initialized, found 228 modules
    [00000001] main private debug: opening config file /home/muzz/.vlc/vlcrc
    [00000001] main private debug: CPU has capabilities 486 586 MMX 3DNow!
    MMXEXT SSE FPU
    [00000001] main private debug: looking for memcpy module: 4 candidates
    [00000001] main private debug: using memcpy module "memcpymmxext"
    [00000291] main playlist debug: waiting for thread completion
    [00000291] main playlist debug: thread 3078912928 (playlist) created at
    priority 0 (playlist/playlist.c:184)
    [00000292] main private debug: waiting for thread completion
    [00000292] main private debug: thread 3070520224 (preparser) created at
    priority 0 (playlist/playlist.c:210)
    [00000293] main interface debug: looking for interface module: 1 candidate
    [00000293] main interface debug: using interface module "hotkeys"
    [00000293] main interface debug: thread 3062127520 (interface) created at
    priority 0 (interface/interface.c:231)
    [00000295] main interface debug: looking for interface module: 1 candidate
    [00000295] main interface debug: using interface module "screensaver"
    [00000295] main interface debug: thread 3053734816 (interface) created at
    priority 0 (interface/interface.c:231)
    [00000297] main interface debug: looking for interface module: 4 candidates
    [00000297] main interface debug: using interface module "wxwidgets"
    [00000297] main interface debug: thread 3024161696 (manager) created at
    priority 0 (interface/interface.c:216)
    /home/muzz/.gtkrc-2.0:56: Clearlooks configuration option "menuitemstyle" is
    not supported and will be ignored.
    /home/muzz/.gtkrc-2.0:57: Clearlooks configuration
    option "listviewitemstyle" is not supported and will be ignored.
    /home/muzz/.gtkrc-2.0:58: Clearlooks configuration option "progressbarstyle"
    is not supported and will be ignored.
    /usr/share/themes/Clearlooks/gtk-2.0/gtkrc:42: Invalid symbolic
    color 'fg_color'
    /usr/share/themes/Clearlooks/gtk-2.0/gtkrc:42: error: invalid identifier
    `fg_color', expected valid identifier
    [00000297] wxwidgets interface debug: Using last windows
    config '(-1,0,0,1024,768)(0,0,0,485,120)(6,0,0,-1,150)'
    [00000297] wxwidgets interface debug: id=0 p=(0,0) s=(485,120)
    [00000297] wxwidgets interface debug: id=6 p=(0,0) s=(-1,150)
    [00000001] main private debug: removing all interfaces
    [00000297] main interface debug: thread 3024161696 joined
    (interface/interface.c:258)
    [00000297] main interface debug: removing module "wxwidgets"
    [00000295] main interface debug: thread 3053734816 joined
    (interface/interface.c:258)
    [00000295] main interface debug: removing module "screensaver"
    [00000293] main interface debug: thread 3062127520 joined
    (interface/interface.c:258)
    [00000293] main interface debug: removing module "hotkeys"
    [00000001] main private debug: removing playlist handler
    [00000292] main private debug: thread 3070520224 joined
    (playlist/playlist.c:247)
    [00000291] main playlist debug: thread 3078912928 joined
    (playlist/playlist.c:248)
    [00000001] main private debug: removing all video outputs
    [00000001] main private debug: removing all audio outputs
    [00000001] main private debug: removing module "memcpymmxext"
    [00000001] main private debug: opening config file /home/muzz/.vlc/vlcrc
    [00000001] main private debug: saving plugins cache
    file /home/muzz/.vlc/cache/plugins-04041e.dat


    --
    grumpy
     
    grumpyoldhori, Oct 18, 2008
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  2. In message <gdbj5r$457$>, grumpyoldhori wrote:

    > VLC media player 0.8.6e Janus


    The version I have is "0.9.1 Grishenko".
     
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Oct 18, 2008
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  3. Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:

    > The version I have is "0.9.1 Grishenko".


    The latest i can find through Apt and Smart is Janus.
    And I will make a mess trying to build it from source.
    --
    grumpy
     
    grumpyoldhori, Oct 19, 2008
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  4. In message <gdeipl$e5f$>, grumpyoldhori wrote:

    > Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:
    >
    >> The version I have is "0.9.1 Grishenko".

    >
    > The latest i can find through Apt and Smart is Janus.
    > And I will make a mess trying to build it from source.


    Aw, come on, how will you know until you give it a try? :)

    I think you'll need to do FFmpeg first.

    Remember, only the final installation stage needs to be done as root. All
    the actual building of the code can be done as an ordinary user. Worst
    comes to worst, the build will fail, and you'll just end up with a
    directoryful of useless source code, that you can delete.
     
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Oct 19, 2008
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  5. Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:

    > Aw, come on, how will you know until you give it a try? :)
    >
    > I think you'll need to do FFmpeg first.


    Ah well, once more unto the breach dear friends, once more :)
    --
    grumpy
     
    grumpyoldhori, Oct 19, 2008
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  6. grumpyoldhori

    Enkidu Guest

    Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:
    > In message <gdbj5r$457$>, grumpyoldhori wrote:
    >
    >> VLC media player 0.8.6e Janus

    >
    > The version I have is "0.9.1 Grishenko".
    >

    I find VLC crackly (playing audio files). Rhythmbox (ugh!) plays the
    same files quite smoothly.

    Cheers,

    Cliff

    --

    Tax is not theft.
     
    Enkidu, Oct 19, 2008
    #6
  7. In message <gden9d$ro1$>, grumpyoldhori wrote:

    > Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:
    >
    >> Aw, come on, how will you know until you give it a try? :)
    >>
    >> I think you'll need to do FFmpeg first.

    >
    > Ah well, once more unto the breach dear friends, once more :)


    Want to give it a try? First make sure you've got some essential build tools
    installed: gcc, make, binutils. Can you type the following commands

    gcc
    ld
    make

    and note the output from each? If they're present, you should see
    (respectively) something like

    gcc: no input files
    ld: no input files
    make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.

    whereas if you see any "bash: xxx: command not found", then the respective
    package is missing.
     
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Oct 19, 2008
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  8. In message <gden9d$ro1$>, grumpyoldhori wrote:

    > Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:
    >
    >> Aw, come on, how will you know until you give it a try? :)
    >>
    >> I think you'll need to do FFmpeg first.

    >
    > Ah well, once more unto the breach dear friends, once more :)


    Actually, before we get too far in, I just noticed that the xvid support in
    my FFmpeg is coming from a separate libxvid package, it's not part of
    FFmpeg.

    Do you have any package with a name containing "xvid" that you can install
    in your PCLinuxOS system?
     
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Oct 19, 2008
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  9. Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:

    > Do you have any package with a name containing "xvid" that you can install
    > in your PCLinuxOS system?


    Yep, I installed all the packages with the word xvid in them.
    And I am missing make, I'll grab that.
    --
    grumpy
     
    grumpyoldhori, Oct 19, 2008
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  10. In message <gdets4$e7r$>, grumpyoldhori wrote:

    > And I am missing make, I'll grab that.


    Another one to check for is

    libtool
     
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Oct 20, 2008
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