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VLC not working
« on: 29. April 2016, 04:00:07 »
As I was testing the Manjaro 16.06 pre2, I realized that the VLC tries  to open, but after a few seconds it stops. After this major update it started to work. Then Over this past weekend, I purchased a new HP desktop similar to my profile, as a backup system, and I decided to install the KDE 15.12, and do the updates, which I did. So my system is totally up-to-date now. How ever the VLC won't open, and I can't figure the reason. It tries to open, and after a few seconds it stops. I also need to mention that the VLC works on all of other computes without any problem. Any ideas?

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Re: VLC not working
« Reply #1 on: 29. April 2016, 04:01:13 »
run in a terminal:
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Re: VLC not working
« Reply #2 on: 29. April 2016, 23:50:42 »
vlc -vvv
Here's the output when I ran vlc -vvv

VLC media player 2.2.2 Weatherwax (revision 2.2.2-0-g6259d80)
[000000000200f148] core libvlc debug: VLC media player - 2.2.2 Weatherwax
[000000000200f148] core libvlc debug: Copyright © 1996-2016 the VideoLAN team
[000000000200f148] core libvlc debug: revision 2.2.2-0-g6259d80
[000000000200f148] core libvlc debug: configured with ./configure  '--prefix=/usr' '--sysconfdir=/etc' '--disable-rpath' '--enable-faad' '--enable-nls' '--enable-lirc' '--enable-ncurses' '--enable-realrtsp' '--enable-aa' '--enable-vcdx' '--enable-upnp' '--enable-opus' '--enable-sftp' 'LUAC=/usr/bin/luac' 'LUA_LIBS=-llua -lm' 'RCC=/usr/bin/rcc-qt4' 'CFLAGS=-march=x86-64 -mtune=generic -O2 -pipe -fstack-protector-strong -I/usr/include/samba-4.0' 'LDFLAGS=-Wl,-O1,--sort-common,--as-needed,-z,relro' 'CPPFLAGS=-D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -I/usr/include/samba-4.0' 'CXXFLAGS=-march=x86-64 -mtune=generic -O2 -pipe -fstack-protector-strong' 'PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/usr/lib/ffmpeg2.8/pkgconfig'
[000000000200f148] core libvlc debug: searching plug-in modules
[000000000200f148] core libvlc debug: loading plugins cache file /usr/lib/vlc/plugins/plugins.dat
[000000000200f148] core libvlc debug: recursively browsing `/usr/lib/vlc/plugins'
[000000000200f148] core libvlc warning: cannot load module `/usr/lib/vlc/plugins/visualization/libgoom_plugin.so' (libgoom2.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)
[000000000200f148] core libvlc warning: cannot load module `/usr/lib/vlc/plugins/visualization/libprojectm_plugin.so' (libprojectM.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)
[000000000200f148] core libvlc warning: cannot load module `/usr/lib/vlc/plugins/codec/libtwolame_plugin.so' (libtwolame.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)
[000000000200f148] core libvlc warning: cannot load module `/usr/lib/vlc/plugins/access/libgnomevfs_plugin.so' (libgnomevfs-2.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)
[000000000200f148] core libvlc debug: saving plugins cache /usr/lib/vlc/plugins/plugins.dat
[000000000200f148] core libvlc debug: plug-ins loaded: 456 modules
[000000000200f148] core libvlc debug: opening config file (/home/fred/.config/vlc/vlcrc)
[000000000200f148] core libvlc debug: translation test: code is "C"
[000000000200f148] core libvlc debug: CPU has capabilities MMX MMXEXT SSE SSE2 SSE3 SSSE3 SSE4.1 SSE4.2 AVX AVX FPU
[000000000211e3d8] core playlist debug: creating audio output
[00000000020e6cf8] core audio output debug: looking for audio output module matching "any": 6 candidates
[00000000020e6cf8] pulse audio output debug: using library version 8.0.0
[00000000020e6cf8] pulse audio output debug:  (compiled with version 8.0.0, protocol 30)
[00000000020e6cf8] pulse audio output debug: connected locally to unix:/run/user/1000/pulse/native as client #12
[00000000020e6cf8] pulse audio output debug: using protocol 30, server protocol 30
[00000000020e6cf8] pulse audio output debug: adding sink 0: alsa_output.pci-0000_01_00.1.hdmi-stereo (HDA NVidia Digital Stereo (HDMI))
[00000000020e6cf8] pulse audio output debug: adding sink 1: alsa_output.pci-0000_00_03.0.hdmi-stereo (Built-in Audio Digital Stereo (HDMI))
[00000000020e6cf8] pulse audio output debug: adding sink 2: alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1b.0.analog-stereo (Built-in Audio Analog Stereo)                                                                           
[00000000020e6cf8] core audio output debug: using audio output module "pulse"                           
[000000000211e3d8] core playlist debug: keeping audio output                                           
[00000000020de648] core interface debug: looking for interface module matching "hotkeys,none": 19 candidates
[00000000020de648] core interface debug: using interface module "hotkeys"
[00000000020df018] core interface debug: looking for interface module matching "globalhotkeys,none": 19 candidates
[00000000020df018] core interface debug: using interface module "xcb_hotkeys"
[00000000020e0018] core interface debug: looking for interface module matching "dbus,none": 19 candidates
[00000000020e0018] dbus interface debug: listening on dbus as: org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.vlc
[00000000020e0018] core interface debug: using interface module "dbus"
[000000000200f148] core libvlc: Running vlc with the default interface. Use 'cvlc' to use vlc without interface.
[00000000020e3e98] core interface debug: looking for interface module matching "any": 19 candidates
[00000000020e0018] dbus interface debug: Getting All properties
[00000000020e0018] dbus interface debug: Getting All properties
Segmentation fault (core dumped)

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Re: VLC not working
« Reply #3 on: 30. April 2016, 00:07:32 »
have you tried simply reinstalling VLC?
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Re: VLC not working
« Reply #4 on: 30. April 2016, 01:09:07 »
That fixed it. Thank you very much.  :)

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Re: VLC not working
« Reply #5 on: 03. May 2016, 18:19:02 »
Hey there

I'm having issues with VLC, everywhere, on my netbook and on my virtualbox installs.
I've not been able to successful start it once.

I did run
vlc -vvv on terminal.

Here's the output.
ps: still a fresh install.

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[yet@manjaro ~]$ vlc -vvv
VLC media player 2.2.2 Weatherwax (revision 2.2.2-0-g6259d80)
[09f80918] core libvlc debug: VLC media player - 2.2.2 Weatherwax
[09f80918] core libvlc debug: Copyright © 1996-2016 the VideoLAN team
[09f80918] core libvlc debug: revision 2.2.2-0-g6259d80
[09f80918] core libvlc debug: configured with ./configure  '--prefix=/usr' '--sysconfdir=/etc' '--disable-rpath' '--enable-faad' '--enable-nls' '--enable-lirc' '--enable-ncurses' '--enable-realrtsp' '--enable-aa' '--enable-vcdx' '--enable-upnp' '--enable-opus' '--enable-sftp' 'LUAC=/usr/bin/luac' 'LUA_LIBS=-llua -lm' 'RCC=/usr/bin/rcc-qt4' 'CFLAGS=-march=i686 -mtune=generic -O2 -pipe -fstack-protector-strong -I/usr/include/samba-4.0' 'LDFLAGS=-Wl,-O1,--sort-common,--as-needed,-z,relro' 'CPPFLAGS=-D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -I/usr/include/samba-4.0' 'CXXFLAGS=-march=i686 -mtune=generic -O2 -pipe -fstack-protector-strong' 'PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/usr/lib/ffmpeg2.8/pkgconfig'
[09f80918] core libvlc debug: searching plug-in modules
[09f80918] core libvlc debug: loading plugins cache file /usr/lib/vlc/plugins/plugins.dat
[09f80918] core libvlc debug: recursively browsing `/usr/lib/vlc/plugins'
[09f80918] core libvlc warning: cannot load module `/usr/lib/vlc/plugins/gui/libqt4_plugin.so' (libQtGui.so.4: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)
[09f80918] core libvlc warning: cannot load module `/usr/lib/vlc/plugins/visualization/libgoom_plugin.so' (libgoom2.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)
[09f80918] core libvlc warning: cannot load module `/usr/lib/vlc/plugins/visualization/libprojectm_plugin.so' (libprojectM.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)
[09f80918] core libvlc warning: cannot load module `/usr/lib/vlc/plugins/access/libaccess_jack_plugin.so' (libjack.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)
[09f80918] core libvlc warning: cannot load module `/usr/lib/vlc/plugins/access/libdc1394_plugin.so' (libdc1394.so.22: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)
[09f80918] core libvlc warning: cannot load module `/usr/lib/vlc/plugins/access/libcdda_plugin.so' (libcddb.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)
[09f80918] core libvlc warning: cannot load module `/usr/lib/vlc/plugins/access/libvcdx_plugin.so' (libvcdinfo.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)
[09f80918] core libvlc warning: cannot load module `/usr/lib/vlc/plugins/access/libgnomevfs_plugin.so' (libgnomevfs-2.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)
[09f80918] core libvlc warning: cannot load module `/usr/lib/vlc/plugins/video_output/libaa_plugin.so' (libaa.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)
[09f80918] core libvlc warning: cannot load module `/usr/lib/vlc/plugins/video_output/libcaca_plugin.so' (libcaca.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)
[09f80918] core libvlc warning: cannot load module `/usr/lib/vlc/plugins/control/liblirc_plugin.so' (liblirc_client.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)
[09f80918] core libvlc warning: cannot load module `/usr/lib/vlc/plugins/demux/libgme_plugin.so' (libgme.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)
[09f80918] core libvlc warning: cannot load module `/usr/lib/vlc/plugins/notify/libnotify_plugin.so' (libnotify.so.4: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)
[09f80918] core libvlc warning: cannot load module `/usr/lib/vlc/plugins/codec/libtwolame_plugin.so' (libtwolame.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)
[09f80918] core libvlc warning: cannot load module `/usr/lib/vlc/plugins/audio_output/libjack_plugin.so' (libjack.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)
[09f80918] core libvlc debug: saving plugins cache /usr/lib/vlc/plugins/plugins.dat
[09f80918] core libvlc debug: plug-ins loaded: 443 modules
[09f80918] core libvlc debug: opening config file (/home/yet/.config/vlc/vlcrc)
[09f80918] core libvlc debug: translation test: code is "C"
[09f80918] core libvlc debug: CPU has capabilities MMX MMXEXT SSE SSE2 SSE3 SSSE3 SSE4.1 SSE4.2 FPU
[0a021948] core input debug: Creating an input for 'Media Library'
[0a021948] core input debug: Input is a meta file: disabling unneeded options
[0a021948] core input debug: using timeshift granularity of 50 MiB, in path '/tmp'
[0a021948] core input debug: `file/xspf-open:///home/yet/.local/share/vlc/ml.xspf' gives access `file' demux `xspf-open' path `/home/yet/.local/share/vlc/ml.xspf'
[0a021948] core input debug: creating demux: access='file' demux='xspf-open' location='/home/yet/.local/share/vlc/ml.xspf' file='/home/yet/.local/share/vlc/ml.xspf'
[0a00ad08] core demux debug: looking for access_demux module matching "file": 17 candidates
[0a00ad08] core demux debug: no access_demux modules matched
[0a021948] core input debug: creating access 'file' location='/home/yet/.local/share/vlc/ml.xspf', path='/home/yet/.local/share/vlc/ml.xspf'
[0a00ad08] core access debug: looking for access module matching "file": 23 candidates
[0a00ad08] filesystem access debug: opening file `/home/yet/.local/share/vlc/ml.xspf'
[0a00ad08] core access debug: using access module "filesystem"
[0a012d08] core stream debug: Using stream method for AStream*
[0a012d08] core stream debug: starting pre-buffering
[0a012d08] core stream debug: received first data after 0 ms
[0a012d08] core stream debug: pre-buffering done 296 bytes in 0s - 26278 KiB/s
[0a012718] core stream debug: looking for stream_filter module matching "any": 9 candidates
[0a012718] core stream debug: no stream_filter modules matched
[0a012718] core stream debug: looking for stream_filter module matching "record": 9 candidates
[0a012718] core stream debug: using stream_filter module "record"
[0a021948] core input debug: creating demux: access='file' demux='xspf-open' location='/home/yet/.local/share/vlc/ml.xspf' file='/home/yet/.local/share/vlc/ml.xspf'
[0a015268] core demux debug: looking for demux module matching "xspf-open": 64 candidates
[0a015268] xspf demux debug: using XSPF playlist reader
[0a015268] core demux debug: using demux module "playlist"
[0a015850] core demux meta debug: looking for meta reader module matching "any": 2 candidates
[0a015850] lua demux meta debug: Trying Lua scripts in /home/yet/.local/share/vlc/lua/meta/reader
[0a015850] lua demux meta debug: Trying Lua scripts in /usr/lib/vlc/lua/meta/reader
[0a015850] lua demux meta debug: Trying Lua playlist script /usr/lib/vlc/lua/meta/reader/filename.luac
[0a015850] lua demux meta debug: Trying Lua scripts in /usr/share/vlc/lua/meta/reader
[0a015850] core demux meta debug: no meta reader modules matched
[0a021948] core input debug: `file/xspf-open:///home/yet/.local/share/vlc/ml.xspf' successfully opened
[0a02f758] core xml reader debug: looking for xml reader module matching "any": 1 candidates
[0a02f758] core xml reader debug: using xml reader module "xml"
[0a015268] xspf demux debug: parsed 0 tracks successfully
[0a021948] core input debug: EOF reached
[0a015268] core demux debug: removing module "playlist"
[0a012718] core stream debug: removing module "record"
[0a00ad08] core access debug: removing module "filesystem"
[0a017268] core playlist debug: creating audio output
[0a021b28] core audio output debug: looking for audio output module matching "any": 5 candidates
[0a021b28] pulse audio output debug: using library version 8.0.0
[0a021b28] pulse audio output debug:  (compiled with version 8.0.0, protocol 30)
[0a021b28] pulse audio output debug: connected locally to unix:/run/user/1000/pulse/native as client #8
[0a021b28] pulse audio output debug: using protocol 30, server protocol 30
[0a021b28] pulse audio output debug: adding sink 0: alsa_output.pci-0000_00_05.0.analog-stereo (Built-in Audio Analog Stereo)
[0a021b28] core audio output debug: using audio output module "pulse"
[0a017268] core playlist debug: keeping audio output
[0a047d58] core interface debug: looking for interface module matching "hotkeys,none": 16 candidates
[0a047d58] core interface debug: using interface module "hotkeys"
[0a048460] core interface debug: looking for interface module matching "globalhotkeys,none": 16 candidates
[0a048460] core interface debug: using interface module "xcb_hotkeys"
[0a048e60] core interface debug: looking for interface module matching "dbus,none": 16 candidates
[0a048e60] dbus interface debug: listening on dbus as: org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.vlc
[0a048e60] core interface debug: using interface module "dbus"
[09f80918] core libvlc: Running vlc with the default interface. Use 'cvlc' to use vlc without interface.
[0a04bd48] core interface debug: looking for interface module matching "any": 16 candidates
[0a048e60] dbus interface debug: Getting All properties
[0a048e60] dbus interface debug: Getting All properties
[0a04bd48] skins2 interface debug: EWMH: supported 1
[0a04bd48] skins2 interface debug: _NET_WM_WINDOW_TYPE support: yes
[0a04bd48] skins2 interface debug: _NET_WM_WINDOW_TYPE_NORMAL support: yes
[0a04bd48] skins2 interface debug: _NET_WM_STATE support: yes
[0a04bd48] skins2 interface debug: _NET_WM_STATE_FULLSCREEN support: yes
[0a04bd48] skins2 interface debug: _NET_WM_STATE_STAYS_ON_TOP support: yes
[0a04bd48] skins2 interface debug: _NET_WM_STATE_ABOVE support: yes
[0a04bd48] skins2 interface debug: _NET_WM_WINDOW_OPACITY support: no
[0a04bd48] skins2 interface debug: _NET_WM_PID support: yes
[0a04bd48] skins2 interface debug: number of monitors detected : 1
[0a04bd48] skins2 interface debug:   monitor #0 : 1920x1015 at +0+0
[0a04bd48] skins2 interface debug: cannot open directory /home/yet/.local/share/vlc/skins2
[0a04bd48] skins2 interface debug: cannot open directory share/skins2
[0a04bd48] skins2 interface debug: found skin /usr/share/vlc/skins2/default.vlt
[0a04bd48] skins2 interface debug: requested skins /usr/share/vlc/skins2/default.vlt is  accessible
[ad220188] core generic debug: looking for dialogs provider module matching "any": 0 candidates
[ad220188] core generic debug: no dialogs provider modules
[0a04bd48] skins2 interface error: no suitable dialogs provider found (hint: compile the qt4 plugin, and make sure it is loaded properly)
[0a04bd48] skins2 interface error: cannot instantiate qt4 dialogs provider
[0a04bd48] [cli] lua interface debug: Found lua interface script: /usr/lib/vlc/lua/intf/cli.luac
[0a04bd48] [cli] core interface debug: using interface module "lua"
[0a04bd48] [cli] lua interface: Listening on host "*console".
VLC media player 2.2.2 Weatherwax
Command Line Interface initialized. Type `help' for help.
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Re: VLC not working
« Reply #6 on: 03. May 2016, 18:28:58 »
Hey there

I'm having issues with VLC, everywhere, on my netbook and on my virtualbox installs.
I've not been able to successful start it once.

I did run
vlc -vvv on terminal.

Here's the output.
ps: still a fresh install.

You running the official VLC package from Manjaro's repos?

If you're running an AUR package, you will often have to rebuild it when libraries it links to get updated.

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Re: VLC not working
« Reply #7 on: 03. May 2016, 19:26:13 »
You running the official VLC package from Manjaro's repos?

If you're running an AUR package, you will often have to rebuild it when libraries it links to get updated.
Yes, running the official VLC package from Manjaro's repo.
I did not install anything from AUR.

I've just installed "plasma", dolphin, konsole, ark, kate.
Those are the only packages I've on my vbox installs and on my netbook.

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Re: VLC not working
« Reply #8 on: 03. May 2016, 20:18:05 »
What has lately been working for VLC is a simple uninstall/re-install. Failing that, remove the settings for it in /home/user/.config (hidden dir) after uninstalling, then re-install. A reboot helps, too.

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Re: VLC not working
« Reply #9 on: 03. May 2016, 23:35:25 »
Well, can't really just remove vlc...
phonon-qt5-vlc depends on vlc.. and phonon-qt5-backend.. etc etc..

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Re: VLC not working
« Reply #10 on: 03. May 2016, 23:53:30 »
And why not Read the Arch wiki Pacman Remove all packages  reinstall all packages, a bit like changing the clutch in a car you need to remove other things 1st then replace them after.
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Re: VLC not working
« Reply #11 on: 03. May 2016, 23:57:04 »
And why not Read the Arch wiki Pacman Remove all packages  reinstall all packages, a bit like changing the clutch in a car you need to remove other things 1st then replace them after.
That's what I was doing, reading wikis.

Edit: works now, had to install qt4.
remove, clean config folder and reinstall did nothing.
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Re: VLC not working
« Reply #12 on: 04. May 2016, 00:30:00 »
That's what I was doing, reading wikis.
Glad to hear that sometimes things get a bit complicated if it gives messages like .so blaa blaa exists in the system or will not load remove them they are causing the problem, then reinstall you may have to use the force option but never use it unless there is no option just looked over at arch this was a problem a while back but not lately.
Look at this thread there are plenty of links they may not be quite the same but gives you a Idea.https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=211247
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FANBOY,Taken from the urban dictionary
 A pathetic insult often used by fanboys themselves to try and put down people who don't like whatever it is they like.

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Re: VLC not working
« Reply #13 on: 04. May 2016, 02:13:43 »
Edit: works now, had to install qt4.

hm, i see qt4 is an optdep now, this is going to result in a lot of forum threads... because no one reads pacman output :-X

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Re: VLC not working
« Reply #14 on: 04. May 2016, 02:56:59 »
hm, i see qt4 is an optdep now, this is going to result in a lot of forum threads... because no one reads pacman output :-X
;D
That did inspire a suggestion in my mind to make a thread that describes ... the 'perfect developer' and the 'perfect' user (assuming they begin as a fresh novice and took a methodical and efficient path to understanding)
But i realised,they dont really exist ... everyone has their own way of comprehension that works for them (or sometime works 'against' them  :o ... but its all catharsis) ... the data and reflections are out there ... a willingness to engage them is all thats required,and we muddle through ... i think we do okay :)
< insert your own inspiring quotation - and smile :) >