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[Bug 979024] Video players fail to play videos
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  • Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 21:30:26 +0000
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Daniel Longfield <daniel.longfield@xxxxxxx> changed:

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--- Comment #2 from Daniel Longfield <daniel.longfield@xxxxxxx> ---
(In reply to Dominique Leuenberger from comment #1)
(just a side note: VLC does not use gstreamer to play videos)

Totem's error message is very interesting - and scary the same.

Can you please paste the output of the following commands:

file /path/to/your/video.mkv
(please don't just copy, but actually use the path to your mkv file)

gst-olay-1.0 /path/to/your/video.mkv
(again, use the actual path to your video)

Since creating this bug report I have reinstalled openSUSE Tumbleweed and I am
now using i3wm. I am currently using VLC with wine to watch any videos.

I believe I have installed all the required codecs that are needed to play h264

Here are the outputs of the commands you listed, I have replaced the actual
file paths with "/path/to/video.mkv":

daniel@localhost:~> file /path/to/video.mkv
/path/to/video.mkv: Matroska data

daniel@localhost:~> gst-olay-1.0 /path/to/video.mkv
If 'gst-olay-1.0' is not a typo you can use command-not-found to lookup the
package that contains it, like this:
cnf gst-olay-1.0

Here is also the output from trying to play the video using MPV.

daniel@localhost:~> mpv /path/to/video.mkv
Playing: /path/to/video.mkv
(+) Video --vid=1 (*) (h264)
(+) Audio --aid=1 --alang=eng (*) (aac)
Subs --sid=1 --slang=eng (subrip)
Failed to initialize a video decoder for codec 'h264'.
Video: no video
Failed to initialize an audio decoder for codec 'aac'.
Audio: no audio
No video or audio streams selected.

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