Ubuntu 12.04 VLC Media Player

Asked by Julianloui on 2013-08-01

Today I started using VLC Media Player to play a dvd on my Compaq Presario SR1020NX computer, which runs Ubuntu 12.04 Linux as its sole operating system. For some reason, the dvd drive does not play at all even though VLC shows nothing wrong and even displays the disk's playlist. When I hit PLAY, the dvd drive's light flickers a little and then stops. Previously I had no trouble playing dvds on this machine in Windows XP. I'll appreciate getting advcice from any VLC users. I thank you all in advance.

Julianloui

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Make sure you have libdvdcss installed if the DVD's encrypted. If that doesn't work, start vlc in a terminal and attach any output when it errors.

Julianloui (julianloui) said : #3

I captured the following 2 errros while running vlc:

main input error: ES_OUT_RESET_PCR called
xcb_xv vout display error: no available XVideo adaptor

Julianloui

Have you changed anything with the video/GPU driver as of late? You may want to pastebin /var/log/Xorg.0.log: http://pastebin.com/

Does the DVD play with other media players?

I would also try different video output modules in VLC's preferences.

Julianloui (julianloui) said : #5

Daniel,

1. I didn't know anything about the video/GPU driver until now and haven't touched it. Can you elaborate on 'pastebin'?
2. The DVD plays fine on a stand-alone Samsung DVD player.
3. Where can I find VLC's preferences?

Thanks.

Julianloui

Julianloui (julianloui) said : #6

Daniel,

I've just followed the VLC website's command-line instructions for installing VLC. The process went through error-free.
However, I still cannot execute 'sudo regionset' afterward. Linux returns 'Error: regionset not found' as before.

VLC still returns the same two runtime erros I reported in posting #3.

Where can I find the XVideo adaptor mentioned in the second runtime error?

Julianloui

Doug McMahon (mc3man) said : #7

Open vlc, in top panel menu go
Tools > preferences > Video
In the Output dropdown choose OpenGL GLX, click save & see if that works any better
If not go back & try X11 though both the default (XVideo) & OPenGL are better than X11

If still no good then close vlc & open a terminal. Start vlc with this -
vlc -vv

Try to play a video, post complete terminal output to a pastebin & post link to pastebin page here -
http://paste.ubuntu.com/

Don't worry about a region being set as it was already done when machine ran Xp

Doug McMahon (mc3man) said : #8

I realize I may have made the pastebin part for vlc -vv in a confusing manner
What I meant is copy the complete teriminal output & paste in above link (ubuntu pastebin), then post link to that page back here..

Julianloui (julianloui) said : #9

Doug,

(1) I've carried out your instructions without any trouble, but I still see only a black screen after the DVD's title flashes briefly.
Thanks for introducing me to Ubuntu Pastebin, a very good tool.

(2) Would it be possible to tell Linux to directly send a runtime error file to the pastebin via 'vlc 2>...' ?

Many thanks for your kind help.

Julianloui

[0x80a4908] main libvlc debug: VLC media player - 2.0.8 Twoflower
[0x80a4908] main libvlc debug: Copyright © 1996-2013 VLC authors and VideoLAN
[0x80a4908] main libvlc debug: revision 2.0.8a-0-g68cf50b
[0x80a4908] main libvlc debug: configured with ./configure '--enable-static' '--build=i686-linux-gnu' 'CFLAGS=-g -O2 -fstack-protector --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -Wformat -Wformat-security -Werror=format-security' 'CPPFLAGS=-D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2' 'CXXFLAGS=-g -O2 -fstack-protector --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -Wformat -Wformat-security -Werror=format-security' 'LDFLAGS=-Wl,-Bsymbolic-functions -Wl,-z,relro' '--config-cache' '--disable-maintainer-mode' '--disable-silent-rules' '--disable-update-check' '--enable-fast-install' '--prefix=/usr' '--docdir=/usr/share/doc/vlc-nox' '--sysconfdir=/etc' '--with-binary-version=0ubuntu0.12.04.1' '--enable-a52' '--enable-aa' '--enable-bluray' '--enable-bonjour' '--enable-caca' '--enable-dbus' '--enable-dca' '--enable-dirac' '--enable-directfb' '--enable-dvbpsi' '--enable-dvdnav' '--enable-faad' '--enable-flac' '--enable-fluidsynth' '--enable-freetype' '--enable-fribidi' '--enable-gnutls' '--enable-jack' '--enable-kate' '--enable-libass' '--enable-libmpeg2' '--enable-libproxy' '--enable-libxml2' '--enable-lirc' '--enable-live555' '--enable-mad' '--enable-mkv' '--enable-mod' '--enable-mpc' '--enable-mtp' '--enable-mux_ogg' '--enable-ncurses' '--enable-notify' '--enable-ogg' '--enable-oss' '--enable-pulse' '--enable-qt4' '--enable-realrtsp' '--enable-samplerate' '--enable-schroedinger' '--enable-sdl' '--enable-shout' '--enable-skins2' '--enable-smb' '--enable-speex' '--enable-svg' '--enable-taglib' '--enable-theora' '--enable-twolame' '--enable-upnp' '--enable-vcd' '--enable-vcdx' '--enable-vorbis' '--enable-x264' '--enable-zvbi' '--with-kde-solid=/usr/share/kde4/apps/solid/actions/' '--disable-dxva2' '--disable-gnomevfs' '--disable-goom' '--disable-portaudio' '--disable-projectm' '--disable-sqlite' '--disable-telx' '--enable-alsa' '--enable-atmo' '--enable-dc1394' '--enable-dv' '--enable-fbosd' '--enable-libva' '--enable-linsys' '--enable-omxil' '--enable-pvr' '--enable-udev' '--enable-v4l2' '--enable-crystalhd' '--enable-mmx' '--enable-sse' '--disable-neon' '--disable-altivec' 'build_alias=i686-linux-gnu'
[0x80a4908] main libvlc debug: searching plug-in modules
[0x80a4908] main libvlc debug: loading plugins cache file /usr/lib/vlc/plugins/plugins.dat
[0x80a4908] main libvlc debug: recursively browsing `/usr/lib/vlc/plugins'
[0x80a4908] main libvlc debug: saving plugins cache /usr/lib/vlc/plugins/plugins.dat
[0x80a4908] main libvlc debug: plug-ins loaded: 420 modules
[0x80a4908] main libvlc debug: opening config file (/home/ju/.config/vlc/vlcrc)
[0x80a4908] main libvlc debug: translation test: code is "C"
[0x80a4908] main libvlc debug: CPU has capabilities MMX MMXEXT SSE SSE2 FPU
[0x80a4908] main libvlc debug: looking for memcpy module: 4 candidates
[0x80a4908] main libvlc debug: using memcpy module "memcpymmxext"
[0x80b3f60] main input debug: Creating an input for 'Media Library'
[0x80b3f60] main input debug: Input is a meta file: disabling unneeded options
[0x80b3f60] main input debug: using timeshift granularity of 50 MiB, in path '/tmp'
[0x80b3f60] main input debug: `file/xspf-open:///home/ju/.local/share/vlc/ml.xspf' gives access `file' demux `xspf-open' path `/home/ju/.local/share/vlc/ml.xspf'
[0x80b3f60] main input debug: creating demux: access='file' demux='xspf-open' location='/home/ju/.local/share/vlc/ml.xspf' file='/home/ju/.local/share/vlc/ml.xspf'
[0x8220e80] main demux debug: looking for access_demux module: 3 candidates
[0x8220e80] main demux debug: no access_demux module matching "file" could be loaded
[0x8220e80] main demux debug: TIMER module_need() : 11.338 ms - Total 11.338 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 11.338 ms)
[0x80b3f60] main input debug: creating access 'file' location='/home/ju/.local/share/vlc/ml.xspf', path='/home/ju/.local/share/vlc/ml.xspf'
[0x8221be8] main access debug: looking for access module: 2 candidates
[0x8221be8] filesystem access debug: opening file `/home/ju/.local/share/vlc/ml.xspf'
[0x8221be8] main access debug: using access module "filesystem"
[0x8221be8] main access debug: TIMER module_need() : 2.047 ms - Total 2.047 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 2.047 ms)
[0x812ca90] main stream debug: Using stream method for AStream*
[0x812ca90] main stream debug: starting pre-buffering
[0x812ca90] main stream debug: received first data after 5 ms
[0x812ca90] main stream debug: pre-buffering done 296 bytes in 0s - 53 KiB/s
[0x81391f0] main stream debug: looking for stream_filter module: 7 candidates
[0x81391f0] main stream debug: no stream_filter module matching "any" could be loaded
[0x81391f0] main stream debug: TIMER module_need() : 25.287 ms - Total 25.287 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 25.287 ms)
[0x81391f0] main stream debug: looking for stream_filter module: 1 candidate
[0x81391f0] main stream debug: using stream_filter module "stream_filter_record"
[0x81391f0] main stream debug: TIMER module_need() : 3.508 ms - Total 3.508 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 3.508 ms)
[0x80b3f60] main input debug: creating demux: access='file' demux='xspf-open' location='/home/ju/.local/share/vlc/ml.xspf' file='/home/ju/.local/share/vlc/ml.xspf'
[0x812d680] main demux debug: looking for demux module: 1 candidate
[0x812d680] playlist demux debug: using XSPF playlist reader
[0x812d680] main demux debug: using demux module "playlist"
[0x812d680] main demux debug: TIMER module_need() : 1.376 ms - Total 1.376 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 1.376 ms)
[0x8138228] main demux meta debug: looking for meta reader module: 2 candidates
[0x8138228] lua demux meta debug: Trying Lua scripts in /home/ju/.local/share/vlc/lua/meta/reader
[0x8138228] lua demux meta debug: Trying Lua scripts in /usr/lib/vlc/lua/meta/reader
[0x8138228] lua demux meta debug: Trying Lua playlist script /usr/lib/vlc/lua/meta/reader/filename.luac
[0x8138228] lua demux meta debug: Trying Lua scripts in /usr/share/vlc/lua/meta/reader
[0x8138228] main demux meta debug: no meta reader module matching "any" could be loaded
[0x8138228] main demux meta debug: TIMER module_need() : 42.019 ms - Total 42.019 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 42.019 ms)
[0x80b3f60] main input debug: `file/xspf-open:///home/ju/.local/share/vlc/ml.xspf' successfully opened
[0x813fbf8] main xml reader debug: looking for xml reader module: 1 candidate
[0x813fbf8] main xml reader debug: using xml reader module "xml"
[0x813fbf8] main xml reader debug: TIMER module_need() : 16.490 ms - Total 16.490 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 16.490 ms)
[0x812d680] playlist demux debug: parsed 0 tracks successfully
[0x80b3f60] main input debug: EOF reached
[0x812d680] main demux debug: removing module "playlist"
[0x81391f0] main stream debug: removing module "stream_filter_record"
[0x8221be8] main access debug: removing module "filesystem"
[0x80b3f60] main input debug: TIMER input launching for 'Media Library' : 95.872 ms - Total 95.872 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 95.872 ms)
[0x81391f0] main interface debug: looking for interface module: 1 candidate
[0x81391f0] main interface debug: using interface module "hotkeys"
[0x81391f0] main interface debug: TIMER module_need() : 2.912 ms - Total 2.912 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 2.912 ms)
[0x812ca90] main interface debug: looking for interface module: 1 candidate
[0x8222278] main playlist debug: playlist threads correctly activated
[0x812ca90] main interface debug: using interface module "inhibit"
[0x812ca90] main interface debug: TIMER module_need() : 81.579 ms - Total 81.579 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 81.579 ms)
[0x813ae90] main interface debug: looking for interface module: 1 candidate
[0x8222278] main playlist debug: rebuilding array of current - root Playlist
[0x8222278] main playlist debug: rebuild done - 0 items, index -1
[0x813ae90] main interface debug: using interface module "globalhotkeys"
[0x813ae90] main interface debug: TIMER module_need() : 12.798 ms - Total 12.798 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 12.798 ms)
[0x80a4908] main libvlc: Running vlc with the default interface. Use 'cvlc' to use vlc without interface.
[0x813b580] main interface debug: looking for interface module: 6 candidates
[0xb55909d0] main generic debug: looking for extension module: 1 candidate
[0xb55909d0] lua generic debug: Opening Lua Extension module
[0xb55909d0] lua generic debug: Trying Lua scripts in /home/ju/.local/share/vlc/lua/extensions
[0xb55909d0] lua generic debug: Trying Lua scripts in /usr/lib/vlc/lua/extensions
[0xb55909d0] lua generic debug: Trying Lua scripts in /usr/share/vlc/lua/extensions
[0xb55909d0] main generic debug: using extension module "lua"
[0xb55909d0] main generic debug: TIMER module_need() : 5.719 ms - Total 5.719 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 5.719 ms)
[0xb54588a0] main probe debug: looking for services probe module: 10 candidates
[0xb54588a0] main probe debug: no services probe module matching "any" could be loaded
[0xb54588a0] main probe debug: TIMER module_need() : 133.087 ms - Total 133.087 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 133.087 ms)
[0x813b580] qt4 interface debug: Sorting by column -1, order 0
[0x813b580] qt4 interface debug: Sorting by column -1, order 0
[0x813b580] qt4 interface debug: Normal PL/ML or SD
[0x813b580] qt4 interface debug: Normal PL/ML or SD
[0x813b580] main interface debug: using interface module "qt4"
[0x813b580] main interface debug: TIMER module_need() : 6083.714 ms - Total 6083.714 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 6083.714 ms)
[0x8222278] main playlist debug: adding item `sr0' ( dvd:///dev/sr0 )
[0x8222278] main playlist debug: rebuilding array of current - root Playlist
[0x8222278] main playlist debug: rebuild done - 1 items, index -1
[0x8222278] main playlist debug: processing request item: sr0, node: null, skip: 0
[0x8222278] main playlist debug: resyncing on sr0
[0x8222278] main playlist debug: sr0 is at 0
[0x8222278] main playlist debug: starting playback of the new playlist item
[0x8222278] main playlist debug: resyncing on sr0
[0x8222278] main playlist debug: sr0 is at 0
[0x8222278] main playlist debug: creating new input thread
[0xb7300618] main input debug: Creating an input for 'sr0'
[0x813b580] qt4 interface debug: Adding a new MRL to recent ones: dvd:///dev/sr0
[0xb7300618] main input debug: using timeshift granularity of 50 MiB, in path '/tmp'
[0xb7300618] main input debug: `dvd:///dev/sr0' gives access `dvd' demux `' path `/dev/sr0'
[0xb7300618] main input debug: creating demux: access='dvd' demux='' location='/dev/sr0' file='/dev/sr0'
[0xb7304110] main demux debug: looking for access_demux module: 2 candidates
libdvdnav: Using dvdnav version 4.2.0
[0x80b7458] main input debug: Creating an input for 'sr0'
[0x8222278] main playlist debug: meta ok for (null), need to fetch art
[0x813b580] qt4 interface debug: IM: Setting an input
[0x80c83c0] main demux meta debug: looking for meta fetcher module: 1 candidate
[0x80c83c0] lua demux meta debug: Trying Lua scripts in /home/ju/.local/share/vlc/lua/meta/fetcher
[0x80c83c0] lua demux meta debug: Trying Lua scripts in /usr/lib/vlc/lua/meta/fetcher
[0x80c83c0] lua demux meta debug: Trying Lua playlist script /usr/lib/vlc/lua/meta/fetcher/tvrage.luac
libdvdread: Using libdvdcss version 1.2.12 for DVD access
[0x80c83c0] main demux meta debug: using meta fetcher module "lua"
[0x80c83c0] main demux meta debug: TIMER module_need() : 27.507 ms - Total 27.507 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 27.507 ms)
[0x80c83c0] main demux meta debug: removing module "lua"
[0x8222278] main playlist debug: searching art for sr0
[0x81321d0] main art finder debug: looking for art finder module: 2 candidates
[0x81321d0] lua art finder debug: Trying Lua scripts in /home/ju/.local/share/vlc/lua/meta/art
[0x81321d0] lua art finder debug: Trying Lua scripts in /usr/lib/vlc/lua/meta/art
[0x81321d0] lua art finder debug: Trying Lua playlist script /usr/lib/vlc/lua/meta/art/00_musicbrainz.luac
[0x81321d0] lua art finder debug: Trying Lua playlist script /usr/lib/vlc/lua/meta/art/01_googleimage.luac
[0x81321d0] lua art finder debug: Trying Lua playlist script /usr/lib/vlc/lua/meta/art/02_frenchtv.luac
[0x81321d0] lua art finder debug: Trying Lua playlist script /usr/lib/vlc/lua/meta/art/03_lastfm.luac
[0x81321d0] lua art finder debug: Trying Lua scripts in /usr/share/vlc/lua/meta/art
[0x81321d0] main art finder debug: no art finder module matching "any" could be loaded
[0x81321d0] main art finder debug: TIMER module_need() : 69.378 ms - Total 69.378 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 69.378 ms)
[0x8222278] main playlist debug: art not found for sr0
libdvdnav: DVD Title: NEVER_AGAIN
libdvdnav: DVD Serial Number: 2d55a459
libdvdnav: DVD Title (Alternative):
libdvdnav: Unable to find map file '/home/ju/.dvdnav/NEVER_AGAIN.map'
libdvdnav: DVD disk reports itself with Region mask 0x00fe0000. Regions: 1

libdvdread: Attempting to retrieve all CSS keys
libdvdread: This can take a _long_ time, please be patient

libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VIDEO_TS.VOB at 0x00000129
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_01_0.VOB at 0x00000447
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_01_1.VOB at 0x00000731
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_02_0.VOB at 0x001fee1b
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_02_1.VOB at 0x001fefc1
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_03_1.VOB at 0x002016b7
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
libdvdread: Found 3 VTS's
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
[0xb7304110] dvdnav demux debug: trying to go to dvd menu
[0xb7304110] main demux debug: using access_demux module "dvdnav"
[0xb7304110] main demux debug: TIMER module_need() : 1553.962 ms - Total 1553.962 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 1553.962 ms)
[0xb733d3b0] main demux meta debug: looking for meta reader module: 2 candidates
[0xb733d3b0] lua demux meta debug: Trying Lua scripts in /home/ju/.local/share/vlc/lua/meta/reader
[0xb733d3b0] lua demux meta debug: Trying Lua scripts in /usr/lib/vlc/lua/meta/reader
[0xb733d3b0] lua demux meta debug: Trying Lua playlist script /usr/lib/vlc/lua/meta/reader/filename.luac
[0xb733d3b0] lua demux meta debug: Trying Lua scripts in /usr/share/vlc/lua/meta/reader
[0xb733d3b0] main demux meta debug: no meta reader module matching "any" could be loaded
[0xb733d3b0] main demux meta debug: TIMER module_need() : 3.173 ms - Total 3.173 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 3.173 ms)
[0xb7300618] main input debug: `dvd:///dev/sr0' successfully opened
[0xb7304110] dvdnav demux debug: DVDNAV_HOP_CHANNEL
[0xb7300618] main input error: ES_OUT_RESET_PCR called
[0xb7304110] dvdnav demux debug: DVDNAV_VTS_CHANGE
[0xb7304110] dvdnav demux debug: - vtsN=1
[0xb7304110] dvdnav demux debug: - domain=2
[0xb7300618] main input error: ES_OUT_RESET_PCR called
[0xb7304110] dvdnav demux debug: DVDNAV_CELL_CHANGE
[0xb7304110] dvdnav demux debug: - cellN=1
[0xb7304110] dvdnav demux debug: - pgN=1
[0xb7304110] dvdnav demux debug: - cell_length=60000
[0xb7304110] dvdnav demux debug: - pg_length=12162000
[0xb7304110] dvdnav demux debug: - pgc_length=527592000
[0xb7304110] dvdnav demux debug: - cell_start=0
[0xb7304110] dvdnav demux debug: - pg_start=0
[0xb7304110] dvdnav demux debug: DVDNAV_SPU_CLUT_CHANGE
[0xb7300618] main input debug: selecting program id=0
[0xb7304110] dvdnav demux debug: DVDNAV_SPU_STREAM_CHANGE
[0xb7304110] dvdnav demux debug: - physical_wide=128
[0xb7304110] dvdnav demux debug: - physical_letterbox=128
[0xb7304110] dvdnav demux debug: - physical_pan_scan=128
[0xb7304110] dvdnav demux debug: buttonUpdate not done b=1 t=1
[0xb7304110] dvdnav demux debug: DVDNAV_AUDIO_STREAM_CHANGE
[0xb7304110] dvdnav demux debug: - physical=0
[0xb7300618] main input debug: Buffering 0%
[0xb7304110] dvdnav demux debug: buttonUpdate not done b=1 t=1
[0xb7300618] main input debug: Buffering 0%
[0xb7304b88] main decoder debug: looking for decoder module: 30 candidates
[0xb7304b88] avcodec decoder debug: libavcodec initialized (interface 0x352300)
[0xb7304b88] avcodec decoder debug: trying to use direct rendering
[0xb7304b88] avcodec decoder debug: allowing 1 thread(s) for decoding
[0xb7304b88] avcodec decoder debug: ffmpeg codec (MPEG-1/2 Video) started
[0xb7304b88] main decoder debug: using decoder module "avcodec"
[0xb7304b88] main decoder debug: TIMER module_need() : 743.001 ms - Total 743.001 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 743.001 ms)
[0xb7358948] main packetizer debug: looking for packetizer module: 21 candidates
[0xb7358948] main packetizer debug: using packetizer module "packetizer_mpegvideo"
[0xb7358948] main packetizer debug: TIMER module_need() : 43.555 ms - Total 43.555 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 43.555 ms)
[0xb7304110] dvdnav demux debug: buttonUpdate not done b=1 t=1
[0xb7358948] packetizer_mpegvideo packetizer debug: size 720x480 fps=29.970
[0xb7300618] main input debug: Buffering 1%
[0xb7300618] main input debug: Buffering 1%
[0xb7300618] main input debug: Buffering 2%
[0x8121e28] main spu text debug: looking for text renderer module: 2 candidates
[0xb7300618] main input debug: Buffering 2%
[0x8121e28] freetype spu text debug: Building font databases.
[0x8121e28] freetype spu text debug: Took 2 microseconds
[0x8121e28] freetype spu text debug: Using Serif Bold as font from file /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-dejavu/DejaVuSans.ttf
[0xb7300618] main input debug: Buffering 3%
[0xb7300618] main input debug: Buffering 3%
[0xb7300618] main input debug: Buffering 4%
[0xb7300618] main input debug: Buffering 4%
[0xb7300618] main input debug: Buffering 5%
[0x8121e28] freetype spu text debug: using fontsize: 2
[0x8121e28] main spu text debug: using text renderer module "freetype"
[0x8121e28] main spu text debug: TIMER module_need() : 70.832 ms - Total 70.832 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 70.832 ms)
[0x81228a8] main scale debug: looking for video filter2 module: 18 candidates
[0xb7300618] main input debug: Buffering 5%
[0xb7300618] main input debug: Buffering 6%
[0xb7300618] main input debug: Buffering 7%
[0xb7300618] main input debug: Buffering 7%
[0xb7300618] main input debug: Buffering 8%
[0xb7300618] main input debug: Buffering 8%
[0xb7300618] main input debug: Buffering 9%
[0xb7300618] main input debug: Buffering 9%
[0xb7300618] main input debug: Buffering 10%
[0xb7300618] main input debug: Buffering 10%
[0xb7300618] main input debug: Buffering 11%
[0xb7300618] main input debug: Buffering 11%
[0xb7300618] main input debug: Buffering 12%
[0xb7300618] main input debug: Buffering 13%
[0x81228a8] swscale scale debug: 32x32 chroma: YUVA -> 16x16 chroma: RGBA with scaling using Bicubic (good quality)
[0x81228a8] main scale debug: using video filter2 module "swscale"
[0x81228a8] main scale debug: TIMER module_need() : 89.155 ms - Total 89.155 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 89.155 ms)
[0xb7300618] main input debug: Buffering 13%
[0xb7300618] main input debug: Buffering 14%
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What is the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a; apt-cache policy vlc; dpkg -l | grep -i dvd

Thanks

Have you tried other media players like totem or gnome-mplayer ?

Julianloui (julianloui) said : #12

Andrew,

As for mplayer, I've tried to use it with the dvd drive a little without much luck. However, it played camera-generated movie files successfully previously.

My basic question here is: "WHERE DO I FIND THE XVIDEO ADAPTOR needed for VLC"

Here are the outputs you requested:

(1) lsb_release -a
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS
Release: 12.04
Codename: precise

(2) uname -a
Linux cq 3.2.0-51-generic-pae #77-Ubuntu SMP Wed Jul 24 20:40:32 UTC 2013 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

(3) apt-cache policy vlc
vlc:
  Installed: 2.0.8-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
  Candidate: 2.0.8-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
  Version table:
 *** 2.0.8-0ubuntu0.12.04.1 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/universe i386 Packages
        500 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-security/universe i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     2.0.1-4 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise/universe i386 Packages

(4) dpkg -l | grep -i vlc
ii brasero 3.4.1-0ubuntu1.1 CD/DVD burning application for GNOME
ii dvd+rw-tools 7.1-10 DVD+-RW/R tools
ii growisofs 7.1-10 DVD+-RW/MR recorder
ii k3b 2.0.2-3ubuntu4 Sophisticated CD/DVD burning application
ii k3b-data 2.0.2-3ubuntu4 Sophisticated CD/DVD burning application - data files
ii libbrasero-media3-1 3.4.1-0ubuntu1.1 CD/DVD burning library for GNOME - runtime
ii libburn4 1.1.8-1 library to provide CD/DVD writing functions
ii libdvdcss2 1.2.12-0.0medibuntu1 Simple foundation for reading DVDs - runtime libraries
ii libdvdnav4 4.2.0-1 DVD navigation library
ii libdvdread4 4.2.0-1ubuntu3 library for reading DVDs
ii libk3b6 2.0.2-3ubuntu4 KDE CD/DVD burning application library - runtime files
ii wodim 9:1.1.11-2ubuntu2 command line CD/DVD writing tool

Thanks to everyone again.
Julianloui

Have you tried a different video output method in VLC?

"WHERE DO I FIND THE XVIDEO ADAPTOR needed for VLC"

You have an Intel 845 GPU, so your GPU already supports it. TRY OTHER VIDEO OUTPUT MODULES in VLC.

Julianloui (julianloui) said : #15

Andrew and Daniel,

(1 ) I've just inserted a different dvd in the dvd drive and VLC displayed the new title correctly. One interesting thing is that this time I saw the VLC count but the player still didn't produce any sound or pictures.

I have tried the following video output methods: Default, XVdideo, Dummy Video, YUV Video, and GNU/Linux.

( 2) I'll next try to play a plain CD via VLC and see what happens.

Thanks again.

Julian

Julianloui (julianloui) said : #16

Andrew and Daniel,

My computer has a CD drive and a DVD drive. When I inserted a music CD in the CD drive, VLC played it without any trouble. I guess I still have a mysterious VLC problem.

Where can I find the VLC-related hotkey information? Thanks.

Julianloui

Doug McMahon (mc3man) said : #17

The alt. video outputs you want to try in vlc, as previously mentioned, are ' OpenG or X11', not the ones you tried. A third choice would be Sdl but for that you need the vlc sdl plugin installed.

Julianloui (julianloui) said : #18

I've just tried OpenGL GLX Video Output (XCB) as the output module. The only difference is that the screen looks green but
nothing else happens.

How do I install the VLC sdl plugin? Thanks.

Julianloui

Julianloui (julianloui) said : #19

By the way, I found the VLC hotkeys. When VLC runs, the only effective hotkey is Alt+F4 ( or Alt+Q).

Julianloui

Julianloui (julianloui) said : #20

I've just seen the following old command-line error message , which I've reported before.

main input error: ES_OUT_RESET_PCR called

What does it mean?

Thanks.

Julianloui

Julianloui (julianloui) said : #21

Tentative Conclusion: My VLS Problem is Hardware-Related

I've just successfully installed and run VLC on a MacBook Pro laptop in Ubuntu 12.04 today. The only major difference between the two Ubuntu machines is that one DVd player is a Matshita DVD drive whereas the troublesome one is an HP DVD drive. My
only conclusion at this point is that the HP DVD drive may be defective since I've used the same procedure to install VLC on both machines.

Julianloui