My video file does not play correctly

Created by Jonathan Thomas on on 2010-02-28
Keywords:
ffplay melt codec format ffmpeg freeze length white flash
Last updated by:
Jonathan Thomas on on 2010-02-28

If you have a video file which is not working as expected, please provide the following information in your bug report (or file a new bug report: https://bugs.launchpad.net/openshot/+filebug):

1) Does the video play and seek correctly with "ffplay"?

   Instructions: Play the video using the "ffplay" command. Use the left and right arrow
   keys to seek forward and backward (10 second increments).
       $ ffplay 'MyVideo.mp4'

2) Does the video play and seek correctly with "melt"?

   Instructions: Play the video using the "melt" command. Use the "h" and "l" keys to
   seek forward and backward (1 frame increments).
       $ melt 'MyVideo.mp4'

3) Please include details on the video file (using the following command):
       $ ffmpeg -i 'MyVideo.mp4'

4) Please attach a small sample video (less than 10 MB), which reproduces the problem.

NOTE: These types of bugs can be difficult to resolve. So, we recommend using "ffmpeg" to convert your video into another format, which will let you continue working with OpenShot. For step by step instructions to using ffmpeg, check out this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIalNEW-LQ8. Thanks for reporting the bug, and good luck!

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 EXAMPLE BUG REPORT:
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Title: My video clip flashes white for the first 10 seconds
Description:
  1) Yes, this video plays fine and seeks correctly using ffplay.
  2) No, it does not work in melt. It still flashes white.
  3) Here are the details from ffmpeg about my video:

     Input #0, avi, from 'Test Project.avi':
     Duration: 00:00:02.50, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 2987 kb/s
     Stream #0.0: Video: mpeg4, yuv420p, 1280x720 [PAR 1:1 DAR 16:9],
         29.97 tbr, 29.97 tbn, 29.97 tbc
     Stream #0.1: Audio: ac3, 44100 Hz, stereo, s16, 256 kb/s

  4) Yes, I have attached a small video which always flashes white using melt.
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