rvavruch wrote:The video window opens up and then the entire screen freezes. I can move the mouse but can't interact with anything.
The video "plays" in the sense that one frame is show maybe every minute.
Stab in the dark I think there may be an issue with ffmpeg / libavcodec - seeing as the videos play fine in Totem.
Recently taken to running YT Downloader youtube-dl
. Normally ok, but yesterday installed youtube-dl
before opening VLC gui. VLC took an eternity to open, looked at hard disk light, and it was glowing a constant red
. Normally means a loop of sorts, disk being somewhat thrashed, can also hear it whirring away, and in this situation everything happens in slow motion.
Nothing for it but to restart. This time opened VLC gui first and then installed youtube-dl
(Run Live System from disk, hence start every session with clean slate)
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mint@mint ~ $ apt install --install-recommends -o Dir::Cache::Archives=/home/mint/p10/tmp/archives youtube-dl
The following NEW packages will be installed:
libav-tools libavdevice53 libavfilter2 libvdpau1 mplayer2 rtmpdump
0 upgraded, 7 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B/1,892 kB of archives.
After this operation, 6,339 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Setting up libavdevice53:i386 (6:0.8.7-1ubuntu2) ...
Setting up libavfilter2:i386 (6:0.8.7-1ubuntu2) ...
Setting up libav-tools (6:0.8.7-1ubuntu2) ...
Setting up libvdpau1:i386 (0.7-1) ...
Setting up mplayer2 (2.0-554-gf63dbad-1ubuntu1) ...
Setting up rtmpdump (2.4+20121230.gitdf6c518-1) ...
Setting up youtube-dl (2013.08.29-1) ...
and everything worked as before.VLC
run in series ok, but not in parallel. If VLC
are both running, at some point VLC repeats the last sound byte three times and then crashes the system. Screen going overall light grey (same as when Print Scrn
takes screen shot in slow motion).
Another item of interest which may or may not be relevant is that the crash happens in the final seconds of a YT download.
rvavruch wrote:Stab in the dark I think there may be an issue with ffmpeg / libavcodec - seeing as the videos play fine in Totem.
Suggest, for installed system, uninstalling libav-tools
without deleting files, followed by running VLC [gui], and then re-installing libav-tools