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FS#10286 - xine-lib with internal ffmpeg produces x264 green artifacts

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by (N/A) (wantilles) - Saturday, 26 April 2008, 09:37 GMT
Last edited by Eric Belanger (Snowman) - Wednesday, 30 July 2008, 20:17 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Eric Belanger (Snowman)
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version 2007.08-2
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 2
Private No



Additional info:
* package version(s)


Steps to reproduce:

Play almost any video that contains a x264 video stream.

Green artifacts will appear from the left edge of the screen.

This is a known upstream bug of xine-lib, existing from October 2006.

It has been reported in many other distributions since:


It is due to the fact that the internal ffmpeg code that xine-lib contains is very outdated and old.


Build xine-lib with external ffmpeg support.


depends=('libgl' 'libxvmc' 'esd' 'flac>=1.1.4' 'libvorbis' 'sdl' 'libmng' 'libtheora'
'libxcb' 'wavpack' 'ffmpeg')

./configure --prefix=/usr --with-w32-path=/usr/lib/win32 \
--with-xv-path=/usr/lib --with-libflac --with-wavpack \
--without-arts --without-jack --without-speex \
--disable-gnomevfs --without-pulseaudio --disable-aalib --disable-modplug \

A ready PKGBUILD is here:
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Closed by  Eric Belanger (Snowman)
Wednesday, 30 July 2008, 20:17 GMT
Reason for closing:  Implemented
Comment by Eric Belanger (Snowman) - Wednesday, 30 July 2008, 02:41 GMT
xine-lib-1.1.14-2 uses external ffmpeg. Please test and let me know if it fixes the green artifacts problem. The x264 samples I could find on the internet either weren't playing at all or were working fine regardless of internal/external ffmpeg.
Comment by (N/A) (wantilles) - Wednesday, 30 July 2008, 20:08 GMT
xine-lib-1.1.14-2 that uses external ffmpeg produces no green artifacts.

Therefore I consider this bug resolved.

Please close it.
Comment by Eric Belanger (Snowman) - Wednesday, 30 July 2008, 20:17 GMT
OK. Please remove xine-lib-external-ffmpeg from AUR. I presume that it is no longer needed.