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video workon vlc if opened in brower but not in file manager

Postby DRAGSTER_TUNER » 2018-10-17 14:54

Hi everyone!

Im having a weird problem with vlc...

If i download a video in browser (vivaldi), and open this file by clicking on it, in the download label of the browser, the video opens in the vlc with no issue...

butttt

If i try open the video by clicking on it, in the file manager (thunar), the vlc simply freezes! Just the cursor still working...all the rest of the X hangs and i have to reboot the computer.

So, i cant even open the vlc in terminal to try figure out whats going on...

Even being a debian fresh install, i try delete the .config and .cache vlc folders to restore defaults.....but it does not solved the problem.

Any clue?
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Re: video workon vlc if opened in brower but not in file man

Postby debiman » 2018-10-21 14:20

if you right-click on the file, what comes up as the default action (it's under Properties iirc)?

and it's the exact same file that opens nicely from the browser? and how does that work? do you have an addon that opens video links in your media player? or odes it download them first?
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Re: video workon vlc if opened in brower but not in file man

Postby DRAGSTER_TUNER » 2018-10-24 23:30

Sorry for delay...

"if you right-click on the file, what comes up as the default action (it's under Properties iirc)?"

The default option is the default media player, called mpv.

"and it's the exact same file that opens nicely from the browser?"

Yes

"and how does that work? do you have an addon that opens video links in your media player?"

I gues so, because the video plays in the window of the browser itself

"or odes it download them first?"

this option appears if i try to open it on the firefox....but how i uses vivaldi, it opens in itself
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Re: video workon vlc if opened in brower but not in file man

Postby debiman » 2018-10-26 04:01

there's something missing here.
i don't get the connection between online video in the browser's html5 player and downloaded videos in your media player.
please walk us through a complete example, i.e. esp. the link to a web page that offers to watch videos online & also download them.
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Re: video workon vlc if opened in brower but not in file man

Postby DRAGSTER_TUNER » 2018-10-26 14:41

here is a video i convert from facebook and downloaded:

https://video.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t42.90...= ... e=5BD28622

works flawlesly on browser, but if i donwload it to HD and then try to watch on vlc, it hangs all X.
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Re: video workon vlc if opened in brower but not in file man

Postby DRAGSTER_TUNER » 2018-10-26 22:44

the link above has expired..here is a fix one:

http://clips.vorwaerts-gmbh.de/big_buck_bunny.mp4
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Re: video workon vlc if opened in brower but not in file man

Postby bw123 » 2018-10-26 23:56

That mp4 plays fine here with both vlc and mpv. How can you have a fresh debian install and have vivaldi?
https://packages.debian.org/search?keyw ... ection=all

Did you change your sources.list to some third party site to get vivaldi browser or another vlc version?

Code: Select all
$ wget http://clips.vorwaerts-gmbh.de/big_buck_bunny.mp4
--2018-10-26 20:38:30--  http://clips.vorwaerts-gmbh.de/big_buck_bunny.mp4
Resolving clips.vorwaerts-gmbh.de (clips.vorwaerts-gmbh.de)... 104.18.60.188, 104.18.61.188, 2606:4700:30::6812:3cbc, ...
Connecting to clips.vorwaerts-gmbh.de (clips.vorwaerts-gmbh.de)|104.18.60.188|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 5510872 (5.3M) [video/mp4]
Saving to: ‘big_buck_bunny.mp4’

big_buck_bunny.mp4  100%[===================>]   5.25M   163KB/s    in 20s     

2018-10-26 20:38:51 (268 KB/s) - ‘big_buck_bunny.mp4’ saved [5510872/5510872]

nvlc --no-dbus big_buck_bunny.mp4
VLC media player 3.0.3 Vetinari (revision 3.0.3-1-0-gc2bb759264)
$ mpv  big_buck_bunny.mp4
Playing: big_buck_bunny.mp4
 (+) Video --vid=1 (*) (h264)
 (+) Audio --aid=1 --alang=eng (*) (aac)
AO: [alsa] 48000Hz stereo 2ch float
VO: [opengl] 640x360 yuv420p
AV: 00:00:03 / 00:01:00 (6%) A-V:  0.001


Exiting... (Quit)
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Re: video workon vlc if opened in brower but not in file man

Postby GarryRicketson » 2018-10-27 00:11

I don't have any problem playing it on VLC, after downloading it either.
It also plays ok in my browser.
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Re: video workon vlc if opened in brower but not in file man

Postby debiman » 2018-10-27 10:44

same here.
all conceivable possibilties work.

maybe your problem is vivaldi-specific.
maybe vivaldi is missing some plugins for multimedia playback?
it is chromium based, so solutions for chromium should apply.
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Re: video workon vlc if opened in brower but not in file man

Postby DRAGSTER_TUNER » 2018-10-29 11:59

"Did you change your sources.list to some third party site to get vivaldi browser or another vlc version?"

deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.c3sl.ufpr.br/debian-multimedia testing main
deb-src http://debian.c3sl.ufpr.br/debian-multimedia testing main
deb http://repo.vivaldi.com/archive/deb/ stable main

"maybe your problem is vivaldi-specific.
maybe vivaldi is missing some plugins for multimedia playback?
it is chromium based, so solutions for chromium should apply."


But the problem is NOT in vivaldi, it plays falwlesly the videos....the problem is when i try play any video in VLC by clicking on it in the THUNAR file manager or opening the video in vlc by command line.
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Re: video workon vlc if opened in brower but not in file man

Postby DRAGSTER_TUNER » 2018-10-29 12:48

Well....i have some news...

KAFFEINE happens the same...it freezes X...

MPV and totem works ok... now im confused!
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Re: video workon vlc if opened in brower but not in file man

Postby bw123 » 2018-10-29 13:01

It's okay to be confused, but saying you have fresh debian install with that sources.list was really bad. That can't happen unless you do it to yourself.

If you look at apt policy that might help you understand, or look up the words repo+parade on the forum here.
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Re: video workon vlc if opened in brower but not in file man

Postby debiman » 2018-10-30 05:13

in other words, you are using testing.
you should be able to properly troubleshoot such problems.

i recommend you reinstall, a real debian stable this time.

i also don't know how vivladi's "stable" repo relates to debian testing.
no knowing what it might break / pull in.
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Re: video workon vlc if opened in brower but not in file man

Postby DRAGSTER_TUNER » 2018-11-03 12:26

thanks for everyone whos help me out...

the issue actually was the debian multimedia repository...it was the guilty......

https://forum.videolan.org/viewtopic.php?t=70719

Now i have to wait/find a solution from them
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