Broadcom CrystalHD Not Configured (Please Help!)

Questions about codecs, DVD playback, web plugins...
Forum rules
Before you post please read how to get help
Post Reply
-mbmalone-
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 16
Joined: Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:28 pm

Broadcom CrystalHD Not Configured (Please Help!)

Post by -mbmalone- »

Does anyone know the magic trick to get my Broadcom BCM70012 Crystal HD working in Linux Mint 20? :(
Is this even possible, with any video player?

Is this is where I need to be looking?
The instructions are for Ubuntu 13.04 kernel 3.8.0-25 and I don't know how to get them to work with Ubuntu 20.04 kernel 5.4.0-51?

https://github.com/dbason/crystalhd
Last edited by -mbmalone- on Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:03 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Hoser Rob
Level 16
Level 16
Posts: 6842
Joined: Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:57 am

Re: Broadcom CrystalHD Not Configured (Please Help!)

Post by Hoser Rob »

Don't bother in general with old releases like that, have a look here (it's supported for recent Ubuntu releases): https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/crystalhd ... you may have to do some research to find out how to use it though. But that package should be in the standard tested repos for Mint 20.
-mbmalone-
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 16
Joined: Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:28 pm

Re: Broadcom CrystalHD Not Configured (Please Help!)

Post by -mbmalone- »

Hoser Rob wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:41 am
Don't bother in general with old releases like that, have a look here (it's supported for recent Ubuntu releases): https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/crystalhd ... you may have to do some research to find out how to use it though. But that package should be in the standard tested repos for Mint 20.
I already have the Crystal HD Video Decoder (GStreamer plugin) installed, but still haven't gotten anything to work. It's easy to tell if it's working, because my CPU is 100% and I can't play any MP4's. I was trying to use VLC, but nothing I've tried has worked. Perhaps this is just a configuration issue?

gstreamer1.0-crystalhd
Crystal HD Video Decoder (GStreamer plugin)

Code: Select all

$ modprobe crystalhd
modprobe: FATAL: Module crystalhd not found in directory /lib/modules/5.4.0-51-generic
Post Reply

Return to “Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs”