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Postby Mr B » 2008-07-26 15:33

Hi - found this post which worked for me if anyone is still having trouble.

http://sidux.com/PNphpBB2-viewtopic-t-11182.html
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Postby anxious » 2008-08-03 20:50

I had to disable the multimedia repo. These upgrades turned VLC into toast:

[UPGRADE] libavcodec51 0.svn20080206-8 -> 3:20080706-0.2
[UPGRADE] libavformat52 0.svn20080206-8 -> 3:20080706-0.2
[UPGRADE] libavutil49 0.svn20080206-8 -> 3:20080706-0.2
[UPGRADE] libpostproc51 0.svn20080206-8 -> 3:20080706-0.2

Downgraded them back to 20080206 and it fixed VLC. I guess I'm confused now about the multimedia repo. Do most enable it? And if so, did you pin these 4 pkgs?
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Postby sayad » 2008-08-04 11:38

anxious wrote:I had to disable the multimedia repo. These upgrades turned VLC into toast:

[UPGRADE] libavcodec51 0.svn20080206-8 -> 3:20080706-0.2
[UPGRADE] libavformat52 0.svn20080206-8 -> 3:20080706-0.2
[UPGRADE] libavutil49 0.svn20080206-8 -> 3:20080706-0.2
[UPGRADE] libpostproc51 0.svn20080206-8 -> 3:20080706-0.2

Downgraded them back to 20080206 and it fixed VLC. I guess I'm confused now about the multimedia repo. Do most enable it? And if so, did you pin these 4 pkgs?


well looks like a little complicated than i thought. anyways thanks for the help!
keep up the good work.

and i m not sure about the enabling thing either. :S

i'm out now will be back later.


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Postby ThinkBaz » 2009-02-23 01:04

Hey thanks Mr. B. It worked!
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Postby Soul Singin' » 2009-02-23 02:10

ThinkBaz wrote:Hey thanks Mr. B. It worked!

Same here. Just to reiterate the solution that Mr. B found at Sidux Forums ... Remove Debian Multimedia from your sources list and then run:
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apt-get update
apt-get remove  ffmpeg libavcodec51 libavdevice52 libavformat52 libavutil49 libpostproc51 libswscale0
apt-get install ffmpeg libavcodec51 libavdevice52 libavformat52 libavutil49 libpostproc51 libswscale0

The only trouble with this solution is that you lose your ability to encode MP3, MP4 and MPG for use with portable media devices.
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Postby bugsbunny » 2009-02-23 10:46

alternate solution (mentioned in both the sidux thread and on the multimedia site). Leave the ffmpeg builds from the multimedia site and install vlc from experimental.
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Postby Soul Singin' » 2009-02-23 11:41

bugsbunny wrote:alternate solution (mentioned in both the sidux thread and on the multimedia site). Leave the ffmpeg builds from the multimedia site and install vlc from experimental.

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# apt-get -s -t experimental install vlc vlc-nox
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
...
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  libcucul0 mozilla-mplayer mplayer
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  libass1 libdca0 liblua5.1-0 libv4l-0 libvlc2 libvlccore0 vlc-data
The following packages will be upgraded:
  gstreamer0.10-plugins-good libcaca0 libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-0 libgstreamer0.10-0 libjack0 libxine1
  libxine1-bin libxine1-console libxine1-ffmpeg libxine1-misc-plugins libxine1-x mozilla-plugin-vlc vlc
  vlc-nox
14 upgraded, 7 newly installed, 3 to remove and 543 not upgraded.

So then I decided to build it from experimental source:
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# apt-get build-dep vlc
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Build-dependencies for vlc could not be satisfied.


I think I'll use GXine to watch videos, keep my Lenny system in one piece and keep myself sane.
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Postby Soul Singin' » 2009-03-25 01:59


SOLVED !!!
(by building VLC 0.9.8 on Lenny).
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Postby fk » 2009-03-27 21:19

Why not VLC 1.0 from git? :D
http://www.jbkempf.com/blog/
Tell us what's new... 8)

But i will wait VLC 1.0 stable... i'm to lazy build every version..
VLC 0.8.6.h-5 working fine for me... lenny@amd64
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Postby Soul Singin' » 2009-03-28 05:45

fk wrote:Why not VLC 1.0 from git? :D
http://www.jbkempf.com/blog/

Because the phrase make install makes me want to vomit. ... I prefer to build DEB packages, so that APT knows which packages I have installed on my system.

fk wrote:Tell us what's new... 8)

I stopped using VLC when it stopped playing video (as discussed in this thread), so the most important new feature is the ability to watch videos in VLC and use codecs and libraries from Debian Multimedia. If you want to stream live video peer-to-peer, then you may be interested in SopCast Player, which is only compatible with the 0.9.x series of VLC.

Those are the two big things that I've noticed. I'm sure there are many others but I'm not a good person to ask because I haven't used VLC in such a long time.
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Postby fk » 2009-03-28 13:05

agree, video player primary task - playing video 8) Unfortunately http://mpc-hc.sourceforge.net don't have linux version today, but there is many video-players.

phrase make install makes me

there is to many old/bad tutorials, ending with "make install"
and not ending with building binary packages.. unfortunately.
what's new..

i found changes between 0.9.8a and 1.0.0-pre1:
http://www.videolan.org/developers/vlc/NEWS
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