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FS#44937 - [mplayer] freeze with pulseaudio

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by mangus (mangus) - Monday, 11 May 2015, 20:42 GMT
Last edited by Bartłomiej Piotrowski (Barthalion) - Thursday, 05 May 2016, 13:10 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Ionut Biru (wonder)
Bartłomiej Piotrowski (Barthalion)
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 3
Private No


Description: mplayer fails to play and freeze with errors

Additional info:
mplayer 37379-3

AO: [pulse] pa_stream_write() failed: Invalid argument
AO: [pulse] pa_stream_write() failed: Invalid argument
AO: [pulse] pa_stream_write() failed: Invalid argument

Steps to reproduce:

play a mkv file
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Closed by  Bartłomiej Piotrowski (Barthalion)
Thursday, 05 May 2016, 13:10 GMT
Reason for closing:  Upstream
Additional comments about closing:  Fixed upstream:
Comment by Doug Newgard (Scimmia) - Tuesday, 12 May 2015, 15:11 GMT Comment by Luca (gasparov) - Wednesday, 13 May 2015, 18:51 GMT
for me it freezes only if the source has 6 channels audio streams and 6 channels audio output. If I switch to 2 channels output and same source mplayer works fine.
Comment by Tomas Jenej (shamot) - Saturday, 13 June 2015, 14:55 GMT
Confirmed. Once I play it with -channels 2 it works well.
Comment by mangus (mangus) - Monday, 15 June 2015, 19:25 GMT
yeah it freeze using 5+1 audio selection , I'm using smplayer as frontend
Comment by Sheng Yu (magicfish1990) - Saturday, 31 October 2015, 02:46 GMT
This happened again after pulseaudio (7.0-2 -> 7.1-1)
Comment by mangus (mangus) - Tuesday, 03 November 2015, 20:33 GMT
Now it seems smplayer freeze with both 6 channels and 2 channels , mplayer works fine
smplayer seems broken with pulseaudio, with the above error in the mplayer log
while mplayer itself works