Debian Bug report logs - #491108
vlc: Fail to play films from http://www.filmarkivet.no/open/

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Package: vlc; Maintainer for vlc is Debian Multimedia Maintainers <pkg-multimedia-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>; Source for vlc is src:vlc.

Reported by: Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com>

Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2008 18:12:01 UTC

Severity: normal

Tags: moreinfo, unreproducible

Found in version 0.8.6.e-2.3+lenny1

Done: "Rémi Denis-Courmont" <remi@remlab.net>

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Debian multimedia packages maintainers <pkg-multimedia-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>:
Bug#491108; Package vlc. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to Debian multimedia packages maintainers <pkg-multimedia-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>. Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com>
To: submit@bugs.debian.org
Subject: vlc: Fail to play films from http://www.filmarkivet.no/open/
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2008 20:09:04 +0200
Package: vlc
Version: 0.8.6.e-2.3+lenny1 

I discovered this problem with a patched version of kaffine-mozilla
and the movies available from <URL:http://www.filmarkivet.no/open/>.
Kaffine is unable to play the movies.  After using kaffine-mozilla to
locate the movie URL, I tested it in vlc too.  It fail. :(

To replicate the issue, call vlc like this:

  vlc 'rtsp://qtsrv1.ella.no/filmarkivet/movie/p_40648.mp4'

It print this message and play only the sound:

  VLC media player 0.8.6e Janus
  [00000295] main decoder error: no suitable decoder module for fourcc `h264'.
  VLC probably does not support this sound or video format.
  [00000273] main playlist: stopping playback

Please get this video working with vlc.

Happy hacking,
-- 
Petter Reinholdtsen




Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Debian multimedia packages maintainers <pkg-multimedia-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>:
Bug#491108; Package vlc. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Christophe Mutricy <xtophe@chewa.net>:
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Message #10 received at 491108@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Christophe Mutricy <xtophe@chewa.net>
To: Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com>, 491108@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#491108: vlc: Fail to play films from http://www.filmarkivet.no/open/
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2008 20:07:38 +0200
>   [00000295] main decoder error: no suitable decoder module for fourcc `h264'.

please check if ffmpeg appears in vlc -vvv --list --no-plugins-cache?

If not:
  - uninstall the unofficial ffmpeg packages you may have (libavcodec,
    libavformat, libavutil)
  - delete your plugin cache (~/.vlc/cache/plugin*)

if ffmpeg still not appear in the list, paste the error you get

-- 
Xtophe




Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Debian multimedia packages maintainers <pkg-multimedia-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>:
Bug#491108; Package vlc. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to Debian multimedia packages maintainers <pkg-multimedia-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #15 received at 491108@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com>
To: Christophe Mutricy <xtophe@chewa.net>, 491108@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#491108: vlc: Fail to play films from http://www.filmarkivet.no/open/
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2008 00:59:58 +0200
[Christophe Mutricy]
>>   [00000295] main decoder error: no suitable decoder module for fourcc `h264'.
> 
> please check if ffmpeg appears in vlc -vvv --list --no-plugins-cache?

It is listed.

> if ffmpeg still not appear in the list, paste the error you get

Does this mean you are unable to reproduce the error?  I tried to
reproduce it myself, but vlc only seem to hang, and did not produce
any error messages. :( No idea why.  Perhaps the service is down at
the moment. :/

Btw, you might find the
<URL:http://wiki.debian.org/DebianEdu/BrowserMultimedia> page
interesting.

Happy hacking,
-- 
Petter Reinholdtsen




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Bug#491108; Package vlc. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com>:
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Message #20 received at 491108@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com>
To: 491108@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#491108: vlc: Fail to play films from http://www.filmarkivet.no/open/
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2008 10:10:59 +0200
[Petter Reinholdtsen]
> Does this mean you are unable to reproduce the error?  I tried to
> reproduce it myself, but vlc only seem to hang, and did not produce
> any error messages. :( No idea why.  Perhaps the service is down at
> the moment. :/

I tested again this morning, and was now able to reach the server.
Used the kaffine-mozilla plugin to figure out the URL, and then passed
the URL into vlc.  vlc is unable to handle

  vlc 'http://www.filmarkivet.no/open/film/playlist.aspx?teasers=1&pl=smil'

I extracted the play list manually using GET, and asked vlc to play
the first one

  vlc rtsp://qtsrv1.ella.no/filmarkivet/movie/nfi_vignett.mp4

This worked.  So, the plugin fail to play the videos on the
<URL:http://www.filmarkivet.no/open/> page, but it seem to be a
playlist parsing issue, and not a codec issue.  It is not the only
page failing with the vlc plugin.  See
<URL:http://wiki.debian.org/DebianEdu/BrowserMultimedia> for the full
list among the pages I test.

Happy hacking,
-- 
Petter Reinholdtsen




Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Debian multimedia packages maintainers <pkg-multimedia-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>:
Bug#491108; Package vlc. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com>:
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Message #25 received at 491108@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com>
To: 491108@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#491108: vlc: Fail to play films from http://www.filmarkivet.no/open/
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2008 16:00:40 +0200
[Petter Reinholdtsen]
> vlc is unable to hanndle
> 
>   vlc 'http://www.filmarkivet.no/open/film/playlist.aspx?teasers=1&pl=smil'

Hm, according to <URL:http://wiki.videolan.org/SubtitlesCodec>, SMIL
is not supported before version 0.9.0.  I hope it will solve the
issue.  Checking the download page for VLC indicate that version 0.9.0
isn't released yet.  I guess it will be to late for Lenny. :(

Happy hacking,
-- 
Petter Reinholdtsen




Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Debian multimedia packages maintainers <pkg-multimedia-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>:
Bug#491108; Package vlc. (Fri, 20 May 2011 11:45:33 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Rémi Denis-Courmont <remi@remlab.net>:
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Message #30 received at 491108@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Rémi Denis-Courmont <remi@remlab.net>
To: <491108@bugs.debian.org>, <control@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: Re: vlc: Fail to play films from http://www.filmarkivet.no/open/
Date: Fri, 20 May 2011 13:30:14 +0200
tags 491108 + moreinfo unreproducible
thanks

   Hello,

The provided URLs do not seem to work anymore. Can you please retry with a
newer VLC version and provide the corrected URLs?

Best regards,

-- 
Rémi Denis-Courmont
http://www.remlab.net/




Added tag(s) unreproducible and moreinfo. Request was from Rémi Denis-Courmont <remi@remlab.net> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Fri, 20 May 2011 11:46:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Reply sent to "Rémi Denis-Courmont" <remi@remlab.net>:
You have taken responsibility. (Tue, 05 Feb 2013 22:15:28 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Notification sent to Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com>:
Bug acknowledged by developer. (Tue, 05 Feb 2013 22:15:28 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #37 received at 491108-done@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: "Rémi Denis-Courmont" <remi@remlab.net>
To: 350258-done@bugs.debian.org, 362976-done@bugs.debian.org, 375942-done@bugs.debian.org, 379291-done@bugs.debian.org, 426707-done@bugs.debian.org, 463096-done@bugs.debian.org, 491108-done@bugs.debian.org, 500782-done@bugs.debian.org, 538417-done@bugs.debian.org, 553267-done@bugs.debian.org, 590445-done@bugs.debian.org, 410776-done@bugs.debian.org, 384484-done@bugs.debian.org, 413068-done@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Expired VLC bugs
Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2013 00:05:51 +0200
	Hello,

Your bug report has been in need of input for more than a year. Due to lack of 
response from you, I assume that the problem was already resolved in newer VLC 
versions.

If not, feel free to reopen and provide updated informations.

Best regards,

-- 
Rémi Denis-Courmont
http://www.remlab.net/



Bug archived. Request was from Debbugs Internal Request <owner@bugs.debian.org> to internal_control@bugs.debian.org. (Wed, 06 Mar 2013 07:25:46 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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