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VLC crashes every time it's used [Solved]

Postby Objekt on Mon May 07, 2012 11:08 am

For the last week or so, I've been using Mint's Movie Player because VLC Media Player crashes constantly.

I'm using Mint 12 (32-bit) and VLC 1.1.12. I've tried playing *.iso's, *.avi's, and *.mkv's. VLC always crashes immediately.

Any suggestions for diagnosing the problem? I suspect some recent update broke VLC - it was working fine for months beforehand - but I don't know where to start looking.
Last edited by Objekt on Tue May 22, 2012 9:03 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: VLC crashes every time it's used

Postby zerozero on Mon May 07, 2012 12:19 pm

the easiest way to start diagnosing the proble (tho this doesn't mean that we can find a cure) is type vlc into the terminal, use it until it crashes, save the error msgs you have in the terminal and pastebin them here
http://pastebin.com/
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Re: VLC crashes every time it's used

Postby Objekt on Tue May 08, 2012 12:27 pm

I tried that this morning. Looks like I'm getting some kind of segmentation fault as soon as I try to play something.

I'll paste from the command line later, when I'm sitting at the Mint machine.

like now.
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objekt@Gateway ~ $ vlc
VLC media player 1.1.12 The Luggage (revision exported)
Warning: call to srand(1336486852)
Warning: call to rand()
Blocked: call to unsetenv("DBUS_ACTIVATION_ADDRESS")
Blocked: call to unsetenv("DBUS_ACTIVATION_BUS_TYPE")
[0x9a1392c] main libvlc: Running vlc with the default interface. Use 'cvlc' to use vlc without interface.
Blocked: call to setlocale(6, "")
Blocked: call to setlocale(6, "")

(process:13144): Gtk-WARNING **: Locale not supported by C library.
   Using the fallback 'C' locale.
"sni-qt/13144" WARN  08:20:53.464 void StatusNotifierItemFactory::connectToSnw() Invalid interface to SNW_SERVICE
Warning: call to rand()
Warning: call to rand()
Warning: call to rand()
Warning: call to rand()
 m_el[mi_level] == NULL
 arrrrrrrrrrrrrg Up cannot escape itself
 m_el[mi_level] == NULL
 arrrrrrrrrrrrrg Up cannot escape itself
Segmentation fault
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Re: VLC crashes every time it's used

Postby xernos on Thu May 10, 2012 5:28 am

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Re: VLC crashes every time it's used

Postby Objekt on Mon May 14, 2012 7:27 pm

No, I still get the same errors.
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Re: VLC crashes every time it's used

Postby xernos on Wed May 16, 2012 6:52 am

Ok try this:

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sudo -i
add-apt-repository ppa:n-muench/vlc
apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade


This will add unoficiall repository and upgrade your VLC and some libs to new version.
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Re: VLC crashes every time it's used

Postby Objekt on Tue May 22, 2012 9:03 pm

Thanks, that did the trick. The new version doesn't crash.
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Re: VLC crashes every time it's used [Solved]

Postby Hitman1 on Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:33 pm

Hi,

I'm having the same problem with Mint 12 KDE. VLC crashing on any vidoe file with a segmentation fault.
I followed the above instruction, but apt-dist-upgrade didnt upgrade anything.

Is there a new repository or something?
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