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#1 2007-01-21 17:27:06

lilsirecho
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VLC fails to display video (Solved with thanks to archers)

Audio is played from the audio track for the duration of the video portion but no display of video occurs.

Recently afflicted after upgrades.  Video select in VLC bar shows disable.  Select of track1 doesn't restore video.

Videos play OK in mplayer but not in noatun,nor kaboodle,nor codeine.

Xorg?

Last edited by lilsirecho (2007-01-30 17:41:40)


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#2 2007-01-21 20:03:04

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Re: VLC fails to display video (Solved with thanks to archers)

i believe there is another thread for this http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?t=29004

may be an ffmpeg issue ... recompiling it might work for you..


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#3 2007-01-29 23:38:19

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Re: VLC fails to display video (Solved with thanks to archers)

Performed the following to re-establish vlc in my machine with the result indicating the PKGBUILD is inadequate.....
=======================================================================================================
[root@n6re ~]# cd /var/abs/extra/multimedia/vlc/
[root@n6re vlc]# makepkg
==> Making package: vlc 0.8.6a-1 (Mon Jan 29 15:31:08 PST 2007)
==> Checking Runtime Dependencies...
==> Checking Buildtime Dependencies...
==> Missing Dependencies:
==>
requires: live-media
requires: gnome-vfs
requires: sdl_image
==>
[root@n6re vlc]#



What to do now?


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#4 2007-01-30 00:14:51

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Re: VLC fails to display video (Solved with thanks to archers)

That means you need to install those dependencies. Also you probably want to be building that in /var/abs/local

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#5 2007-01-30 00:28:51

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Re: VLC fails to display video (Solved with thanks to archers)

Why aren't the dependencies already in PKGBUILD?

It speaks volumes against the use of PKGBUILDS!!!


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#6 2007-01-30 01:45:32

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Re: VLC fails to display video (Solved with thanks to archers)

uuuhhhh...the dependencies are in the PKGBUILD - they are makedepends.  Did you look at the PKGBUILD before trying to build it?   As xabbott said you'll need to install those to be able to build VLC.

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#7 2007-01-30 02:00:51

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Re: VLC fails to display video (Solved with thanks to archers)

Which came first...the PKGBUILD which has to have all dependencies included...or the fact that some of the dependencies are missing ...the user has no idea what is missing!!

Not so hot!!!


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#8 2007-01-30 02:09:30

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Re: VLC fails to display video (Solved with thanks to archers)

BTW, you have to build ffmpeg first, then vlc if you want it to work.

HTH


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#9 2007-01-30 02:13:08

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Re: VLC fails to display video (Solved with thanks to archers)

The PKGBUILD is simply a script to automate building the package.  There is no dependency resolution when building a package like there is with pacman.  Since these are makedepends they are packages that are required to build the package but not necessarily to run it.  So it is possible that you had VLC working through pacman without these makedepends installed. 

To determine the dependencies you can read the PKGBUILD, or look at the output from makepkg:

==> Missing Dependencies:
==>
requires: live-media
requires: gnome-vfs
requires: sdl_image

This might be of help: http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/ABS … ild_System

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#10 2007-01-30 02:55:11

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Re: VLC fails to display video (Solved with thanks to archers)

So now it seems that the order of install is also required which is again an unknown to the user!!

What dependencies are required for ffmpeg besides those necessary for vlc, such as noatun, kaboodle, codeine, and kaffeine...all snockered by the pacman upgrade?

I just had a stroke and surgery...I feel like I lost arch support as well......


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#11 2007-01-30 04:37:30

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Re: VLC fails to display video (Solved with thanks to archers)

Downloaded ffmpeg via pacman.....

Downloaded live-media via pacman...

Downloaded gnome-vfs via pacman....

Downloaded sdl_image via pacman.....


Moved /var/abs/extra/multimedia/vlc to /var/abs/local2/vlc.....

CD /var/abs/local2/vlc....makepkg

Result:

configure: error: Could not find ffmpeg on your system: you may get it from http://ffmpeg.sf.net/ (svn version is recommended). Alternatively you can use --disable-ffmpeg to disable the ffmpeg plugins.
make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found.  Stop.
==> ERROR: Build Failed.  Aborting...
[root@n6re vlc]#                         


Nothing is working because the PKGBUILD system is not understandable.....


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#12 2007-01-30 04:38:51

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Re: VLC fails to display video (Solved with thanks to archers)

From PKGBUILD :

pkgname=ffmpeg
pkgver=20060920
pkgrel=1
pkgdesc="FFMpeg is a complete and free Internet live audio and video broadcasting solution for Linux/Unix"
arch=(i686 x86_64)
depends=('lame' 'sdl' 'libvorbis' 'a52dec' 'faad2' 'faac' 'libdts' 'xvidcore' 'zlib' 'imlib2')

However, those packages should already be installed on your system and I haven't seen any makedepends in the PKGBUILD which means :

you only have to build ffmpeg, install it, build vlc, install it and get some popcorn.

HTH

Last edited by bangkok_manouel (2007-01-30 04:40:05)


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#13 2007-01-30 04:56:31

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Re: VLC fails to display video (Solved with thanks to archers)

As shown      in my last post, I downloaded ffmpeg this date which should be the latest and greatest and it is shown as installed in my system.......

Does the PKGBUILD system require PKGBUILD for ffmpeg to align itself with vlc PKGBUILD?

Why do I have to build ffmpeg if I already have it in my system?


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#14 2007-01-30 05:04:49

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Re: VLC fails to display video (Solved with thanks to archers)

Why do I have to build ffmpeg if I already have it in my system?

Because you have a problem with VLC and that it probably comes from ffmpeg. However, I can't answer this question in a technical approach.

TBH, I had the same problem as you're having now. What I did to solve it was :

1. updating abs tree
2. building ffmpeg
3. installing the freshly build package
4. building vlc
5. installing the freshly build package

This may solve the problem stated in this thread's topic.

Cheers


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#15 2007-01-30 05:41:34

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Re: VLC fails to display video (Solved with thanks to archers)

I had upgraded abs already.....

I ran the PKGBUILD for ffmpeg and installed via pacman -U....

Re-ran vlc PKGBUILD and installed via pacman -U................

Vlc responds to video at this time.

However, all the other elements of video displays are fouled...codeine, kaboodle, noatun,kaffeine..

Mplayer runs OK.

Do I now PKGBUILD all the other video display programs?


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#16 2007-01-30 07:54:16

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Re: VLC fails to display video (Solved with thanks to archers)

How about you simply wait for the official packages to get fixed?
It's a well known problem, already reported multiple times here and on the bugtracker as well
If Mplayer is ok for you I'd guess everything is fine. No need to build other players.


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