[SOLVED] Movie Player( aka Totem) AC-3 decoder plugin

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[SOLVED] Movie Player( aka Totem) AC-3 decoder plugin

Postby HidDeNeR » 2011-10-28 22:36

Greetings,
Could someone help me to find an answer to my problem regarding the MPlayer? I want to play an .avi file but I get the following error message: The playback of this movie requires a AC-3 (ATSC A/52) decoder plugin which is not installed. I installed alsa-tools, some packages of gstreamer are also installed(maybe I have to install one of those that are not installed), ffmpeg and liba52. I don't know what to do ... I want to watch the movie! :D Thank you in advance.
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Re: MPlayer AC-3 decoder plugin

Postby dtl131 » 2011-10-28 23:44

Does this return anything?
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ldd /usr/bin/mplayer | grep a52
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Re: MPlayer AC-3 decoder plugin

Postby HidDeNeR » 2011-10-28 23:55

ldd: /usr/bin/mplayer: No such file or directory


This is the output of the command above.

Maybe the problem will be solved reinstalling the MPlayer? or there is another method :)
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Re: MPlayer AC-3 decoder plugin

Postby craigevil » 2011-10-29 02:30

$ ldd /usr/bin/mplayer | grep a52
liba52-0.7.4.so => /usr/lib/liba52-0.7.4.so (0x46bfe000)

liba52-0.7.4 - library for decoding ATSC A/52 streams which is in the normal debian repo.
$ apt-cache policy liba52-0.7.4
liba52-0.7.4:
Installed: 0.7.4-16
Candidate: 0.7.4-16
Version table:
*** 0.7.4-16 0
500 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ unstable/main i386 Packages
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Re: MPlayer AC-3 decoder plugin

Postby stevepusser » 2011-10-29 06:24

I'll bet the OP has mplayer confused with Totem, the "Movie Player" as it appears on the menu. Gstreamer applications are about the only ones that complain about missing codecs--so install all the gstreamer0.10 plugin and other packages you can find, or just install vlc or smplayer and you won't have those problems.
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Re: MPlayer AC-3 decoder plugin

Postby HidDeNeR » 2011-10-29 06:59

Yeah, it is Totem. I have found out it later. My fault naming the problem :). I have installed the VLC which works perfectly, however, I had to disable the screensaver in order to avoid the idle mode of the system. I am going to try to install all the packages which include gstreamer - I want to see Totem running! :)

Thank you for all replies.

I may say that the problem is solved.
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Re: [SOLVED] Movie Player( aka Totem) AC-3 decoder plugin

Postby craigevil » 2011-10-29 18:14

dpkg -l|grep gstreamer
ii gstreamer0.10-alsa 0.10.35-1 GStreamer plugin for ALSA
ii gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg 1:0.10.12-0.0 FFmpeg plugin for GStreamer
ii gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad 0.10.22-3 GStreamer plugins from the "bad" set
ii gstreamer0.10-plugins-base 0.10.35-1 GStreamer plugins from the "base" set
ii gstreamer0.10-plugins-good 0.10.30-1 GStreamer plugins from the "good" set
ii gstreamer0.10-x 0.10.35-1 GStreamer plugins for X11 and Pango
ii libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-0 0.10.35-1 GStreamer libraries from the "base" set
ii libgstreamer0.10-0 0.10.35-1 Core GStreamer libraries and elements

The above packages should allow Totem to play pretty much anything.
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Re: [SOLVED] Movie Player( aka Totem) AC-3 decoder plugin

Postby HidDeNeR » 2011-10-29 23:32

craigevil wrote:dpkg -l|grep gstreamer
ii gstreamer0.10-alsa 0.10.35-1 GStreamer plugin for ALSA
ii gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg 1:0.10.12-0.0 FFmpeg plugin for GStreamer
ii gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad 0.10.22-3 GStreamer plugins from the "bad" set
ii gstreamer0.10-plugins-base 0.10.35-1 GStreamer plugins from the "base" set
ii gstreamer0.10-plugins-good 0.10.30-1 GStreamer plugins from the "good" set
ii gstreamer0.10-x 0.10.35-1 GStreamer plugins for X11 and Pango
ii libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-0 0.10.35-1 GStreamer libraries from the "base" set
ii libgstreamer0.10-0 0.10.35-1 Core GStreamer libraries and elements

The above packages should allow Totem to play pretty much anything.



Thank you for more detailed information, as I said, I have installed all the packages which have in their name the keyword "gstreamer" and surely everything started to work. However, I like the VLC - it has a feature of boosting the sound up to 200 % - and it is remarkable - I use 160 % - 170 % as a higher value destroy the quality and this fact is noticeable. Totem also has the option of boosting audio with 8 % but it is not the same effect as it is in VLC.

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