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FS#33833 - VLC does not play Windows Media ASX streams

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Tilman (tilman) - Tuesday, 12 February 2013, 21:32 GMT
Last edited by Evangelos Foutras (foutrelis) - Thursday, 04 April 2013, 14:55 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Testing
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture x86_64
Severity High
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 19
Private No


The current version of VLC in testing 2.0.5-3 does not play Windows Media ASX streams as for example on;sv0&flash=off
The video is ok, but about half of the audio packages are lost and thus you only get to hear more white noise than real audio signal.

To make it work again downgrade to vlc 2.0.5-2, ffmpeg 1:1.0.1-1 and x264 to extra-repo is neccessary.

This task depends upon

Closed by  Evangelos Foutras (foutrelis)
Thursday, 04 April 2013, 14:55 GMT
Reason for closing:  Duplicate
Additional comments about closing:   FS#33915 
Comment by Marco (narco) - Sunday, 17 February 2013, 23:36 GMT
Same problem with mms:// like this: mms://
the only solution is to go downgrade:
Comment by arch user (archuser474747) - Monday, 18 February 2013, 23:31 GMT
 FS#33909  looks to be the same issue (ffmpeg).

There's also this forum thread:
Comment by Paolo (paolo) - Wednesday, 20 February 2013, 21:55 GMT
Confirm the problem, except that the version is not only in testing but in extra!
Should we open a new bug report?
Comment by Christian (ubuntubang) - Friday, 22 February 2013, 08:49 GMT
Comment by Alexander Kaltsas (firewalker) - Friday, 08 March 2013, 10:55 GMT
I tried to git bisect ffmpeg. I wasn't able to successfully build every revision but my guess is
Comment by Joseph Freeman (jfree143dev) - Tuesday, 19 March 2013, 16:31 GMT
The following stream from Korea (Arirang radio) sounds really bad as well:

Of course it sounds great in MPlayer...not sure what's up with VLC

I attached a short recording of what it sounds like in vlc for those who don't have this problem.
   mms-bad.ogg (337.8 KiB)
Comment by Joseph Freeman (jfree143dev) - Tuesday, 02 April 2013, 18:05 GMT
This issue has been fixed upstream in the VLC-2.0 GIT tree. You can install the patched version using the vlc-stable-git package in the AUR. It looks like Arch isn't going to get the fix into the mainline repo until VLC 2.0.6 (which still has 3 active bugs to be fixed before release).