Videos are not being played properly.
The same problem happens for mkv and mp4 videos.
Has anybody seen this before?
Videos not being played properly
Videos are not being played properly.
@arthurleonardo.ap i have seen this before …
we need more info about hardware and DE (Desktop Environment) to get a clue on what is wrong at your system…
first think you can do is open the videoplayer inside a terminal, and open a second one what is showing live journal:
journalctl -fwhile open a video, you can open by command also like this
-- Logs begin at Fri 2017-10-27 21:31:56 -03. -- jan 04 10:30:35 idpd320 dleyna-server-service: Log Level: 0x13 jan 04 10:30:35 idpd320 dleyna-server-service: [Network filtering settings] jan 04 10:30:35 idpd320 dleyna-server-service: Enabled : F jan 04 10:30:35 idpd320 dleyna-server-service: Entries: (null) jan 04 10:30:35 idpd320 dbus-daemon: [session uid=1000 pid=577] Successfully activated service 'com.intel.dleyna-server' jan 04 10:30:38 idpd320 dleyna-server-service: dLeyna: Exit jan 04 10:30:57 idpd320 systemd-timesyncd: Synchronized to time server 188.8.131.52:123 (0.arch.pool.ntp.org). jan 04 10:31:04 idpd320 org.gnome.Shell.desktop: Window manager warning: Buggy client sent a _NET_ACTIVE_WINDOW message with a timestamp of 0 for 0x3400015 () jan 04 10:31:41 idpd320 dbus-daemon: [session uid=1000 pid=577] Activating service name='org.gnome.Totem' requested by ':1.90' (uid=1000 pid=2319 comm="/usr/bin/nautilus --gapplication-service ") jan 04 10:31:41 idpd320 dbus-daemon: [session uid=1000 pid=577] Successfully activated service 'org.gnome.Totem' jan 04 10:32:57 idpd320 org.gnome.Shell.desktop: Window manager warning: Buggy client sent a _NET_ACTIVE_WINDOW message with a timestamp of 0 for 0x3400015 ()
(totem:5531): Gtk-WARNING **: Drawing a gadget with negative dimensions. Did you forget to allocate a size? (node slider owner GtkScale)
nothing related inside journal, and gtk warning from totem is also not relatedto video playback…
can you try installing gnome-mplayer?
sudo pacman -S gnome-mplayer
And try if this one has the same issue…
also take a look what gstreamer plugins are installed:
pacman -Qs gstreamer
gnome-mplayer worked but I wanted to fix totem because i like it more.
this is the output of
pacman -Qs gstreamer:
local/clutter-gst 3.0.24-1 GStreamer bindings for clutter local/gst-libav 1.12.4-1 GStreamer Multimedia Framework ffmpeg Plugin local/gst-plugins-bad 1.12.4-1 GStreamer Multimedia Framework Bad Plugins local/gst-plugins-base 1.12.4-1 GStreamer Multimedia Framework Base Plugins local/gst-plugins-base-libs 1.12.4-1 GStreamer Multimedia Framework Base Plugin libraries local/gst-plugins-good 1.12.4-1 GStreamer Multimedia Framework Good Plugins local/gst-plugins-ugly 1.12.4-1 GStreamer Multimedia Framework Ugly Plugins local/gstreamer 1.12.4-1 GStreamer open-source multimedia framework core library local/gstreamer-vaapi 1.12.4-1 GStreamer Multimedia Framework VAAPI Plugin local/phonon-qt5-gstreamer 4.9.0-3 Phonon GStreamer backend for Qt5 local/totem 3.26.0+1+g4e309671-1 (gnome) Movie player for the GNOME desktop based on GStreamer
By any chance it is true thst you are running on intel graphics and wayland?
If command gives out wayland try login to gnome on Xorg from loginmanager lightdm
Hi, I am having the same issues with Totem (I have audio but black screen),
I have antergos installed on X1 Carbon 3rd gen, However Totem works fine in my antergos VM on the same host.
I switched from lightdm to gdm as lightdm was incompatible with suspend/hibernate.
X11on both host and VM, so I guess issue is not whether wayland or X11 is used.
lspci | grep -i vgayields:
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation HD Graphics 5500 (rev 09)
Running Totem from terminal on host and VM yields:
Gtk-WARNING **: Drawing a gadget with negative dimensions....so I guess this is irrelevant.
Nothing of note from
pacman -Qs mp4yields:
local/libmp4v2 2.0.0-4 MPEG-4 library
pacman -Qs gstreameryields:
gnome-mplayer plays videos fine.
Totem has been working without issue for ~ 6 months, as it continues to work on the VM, I imagine an update doesn’t agree with my host configuration, though I can see nothing obvious by grepping error from the logs utility,
Would someone be able to point me in the direction to look, regarding logs?