I have been used to realize some desktop record videos. I use SimpleScreenRecorder to produce them. My last one (sound: Vorbis, video: h264, container: .mp4) gave me strange results:

  • mplayer could read it without any problem (image and sound)
  • VLC (Arch package) gave a perfect sound but a black screen
    I tried VLC with Wine (so Windows package) to get the same result.
    I tried VLC with Windows7 which could read it though the image quality was not very good).
  • Totem gave a good video but no sound.
    I am puzzled by these results, specially for VLC since it is supposed not to use any codec dependency.

I am looking for advice to “cure” VLC since, upto now, it seemed to be the most reliable tool of the trade.