[Bug 53082] totem: can't play whole mpg, seeking segfaults

shiechka tutey at o2.pl
Tue Dec 19 02:49:47 UTC 2006

Public bug reported:

Download an mpeg from

The link is entitled "compact version (approx. 3.5 MB)" (the file name
varies from timme to time, as this is a wheather forecast, so I can't
provide a directt link).

Playing that file in totem-gstreamer on Dapper (fully updated) stops
after about 3s and the slider is rewinded, while the whole video is 15s.

If I try to seek during playback, totem segfaults. The same file plays
fine on the same box with mplayer (read output below) and on Breezy with
totem-xine. So there's something wrong with totem-gstreamer.


$ mplayer Desktop/small_movie.19612.mpg
MPlayer 2:0.99+1.0pre7try2+cvs20060117-0ubuntu8 (C) 2000-2006 MPlayer Team
CPU: Intel Pentium M Dothan (Family: 6, Stepping: 8)
CPUflags:  MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 1 SSE2: 1
Compiled with runtime CPU detection.

91 audio & 204 video codecs
Linux RTC init error in ioctl (rtc_irqp_set 1024): Permission denied
Try adding "echo 1024 > /proc/sys/dev/rtc/max-user-freq" to your system startup scripts.
Opening joystick device /dev/input/js0
Can't open joystick device /dev/input/js0: No such file or directory
Can't init input joystick
Setting up LIRC support...
mplayer: could not connect to socket
mplayer: No such file or directory
Failed to open LIRC support.
You will not be able to use your remote control.
Playing Desktop/small_movie.19612.mpg.
MPEG-PS file format detected.
MPEG: No audio stream found -> no sound.
VIDEO:  MPEG1  640x448  (aspect 1)  25.000 fps  2000.0 kbps (250.0 kbyte/s)
Opening video decoder: [mpegpes] MPEG 1/2 Video passthrough
VDec: vo config request - 640 x 448 (preferred colorspace: Mpeg PES)
Could not find matching colorspace - retrying with -vf scale...
Opening video filter: [scale]
The selected video_out device is incompatible with this codec.
Try adding the scale filter, e.g. -vf spp,scale instead of -vf spp.
VDecoder init failed :(
Opening video decoder: [libmpeg2] MPEG 1/2 Video decoder libmpeg2-v0.4.0b
Selected video codec: [mpeg12] vfm: libmpeg2 (MPEG-1 or 2 (libmpeg2))
Audio: no sound
Starting playback...
VDec: vo config request - 640 x 448 (preferred colorspace: Planar YV12)
VDec: using Planar YV12 as output csp (no 0)
Movie-Aspect is undefined - no prescaling applied.
VO: [xv] 640x448 => 640x448 Planar YV12
V:  14.4 362/362  8%  0%  0.0% 0 0

Exiting... (End of file)

** Affects: totem (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: Needs Info

totem: can't play whole mpg, seeking segfaults

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