All video stuck paused

asked 2014-08-10 16:05:32 +0000

Phekka gravatar image

Greetings i3, having trouble with my google-fu, decided to reach out.

I've been configuring my first i3 install over the past few days, and it's doing pretty well. However, any video that I attempt to play loads up and then just sits. If I go to youtube (chrome), I get the first frame, I can see the buffer indicator run out about one third, and if I click through the video I can go to other frames and they display fine, but do not play. Similar experience with mplayer, though when I skip through I'm pretty sure there's a little bit of movement, just a blink (maybe 100 milliseconds).

Weird part is when I try in firefox I get about 10 seconds of movement, no audio (audio works fine from non-video sources btw), then it freezes again. Jump around the video some, plays more then stops again.

Works fine if I log out and go to gnome-shell, or if I try to play video within a Windows VM running in i3.

I will continue banging my head on this thing and report back.

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I think something is wrong with your system. Have you tried "mpv"? It's a fork of mplayer2 and actively developed.

tigrezno gravatar imagetigrezno ( 2014-08-11 10:56:56 +0000 )edit

Let's clarify something here: "Any video," or "Any **YouTube** video?"

ANOKNUSA gravatar imageANOKNUSA ( 2014-08-18 16:33:56 +0000 )edit

For some reason every time I tried to troubleshoot this I had QEMU running windows 7 on another workspace. With the VM off everything works fine. Consistent return to frozen videos if I start the VM again.

Phekka gravatar imagePhekka ( 2014-08-19 00:53:59 +0000 )edit