How to reproduce :
try to read the file proposed here https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=28363#c4
The VLC bug was caused by a missing option in the spec file
That sounds a little more complex to resolve
mplayer seems to be built with a bundled version of ffmpeg (4.1.6) which didn't yet afford the dav1d codec
NB : a contrario the mageia8 version of ffmpeg (4.3.1-6) can read these files ...
As a consequence neither Kmplayer-0.12.0b (built with mplayer -1.4-9) can't read the problematic file
But astonishingly smplayer-20.6.0 can read fluently the file !!!?
That's a mystery
Thank you for the report.
> try to read the file proposed [in bug 28363 c4]
http://dl.free.fr/fbsv6Dydu [which may not endure for long]
If that is the file Nightwish.mkv, I have just tried it with:
$ mplayer /mnt/common/downloads/Nightwish.mkv
MPlayer 1.4-9.mga8.tainted-10 (C) 2000-2019 MPlayer Team
do_connect: could not connect to socket
connect: No such file or directory
Failed to open LIRC support. You will not be able to use your remote control.
libavformat version 58.45.100 (external)
Mismatching header version 58.20.100
libavformat file format detected.
[libdav1d @ 0x7fd96e206960]libdav1d 0.8.0
[lavf] stream 0: audio (opus), -aid 0, -alang eng
[lavf] stream 1: video (libdav1d), -vid 0
VIDEO: [AV01] 620x360 0bpp 24.000 fps 0.0 kbps ( 0.0 kbyte/s)
Cannot find codec matching selected -vo and video format 0x31305641.
Load subtitles in /mnt/common/downloads/
Trying to force audio codec driver family libmad...
Opening audio decoder: [ffmpeg] FFmpeg/libavcodec audio decoders
libavcodec version 58.91.100 (external)
Mismatching header version 58.35.100
[opus @ 0x7fd96e206960]Could not update timestamps for skipped samples.
AUDIO: 48000 Hz, 2 ch, floatle, 0.0 kbit/0.00% (ratio: 0->384000)
Selected audio codec: [ffopus] afm: ffmpeg (FFmpeg opus)
AO: [pulse] 48000Hz 2ch floatle (4 bytes per sample)
Video: no video
A: 0.0 (00.0) of 284.0 (04:43.9) ??,?%
Cannot find codec matching selected -vo and video format 0x31305641.
The last repeated ad infinitum. No graphic, but sound is O/P.
Various maintainers for this package, hence assigning this globally.
I got some explanations why mplayer (and kmplayer) can't read correctly the video files with dav1d codec (such as the example I provided)
And why smplayer can !!!
Indeed vlc (now since the last update), dragon player, mpv, ffmpeg can read this file
And smplayer is not simply a mplayer skin : mine as mpv as default multimedia engine instead of mplayer !
The only reason why mplayer can't display the video mkv is that it is built upon the ffmpeg version (4.1.6) bundled in its srpm ! This old version of ffmpeg (november 2018) didn't yet support AV1 decoding which appeared only with 4.2 version (august 2019)
Mplayer ought to be build on the distro version of ffmpeg (4.3.1)
I tried locally but the mageia spec file is too complex for my skill,
and trying to transpose the fedora fusion spec file to mageia is not so easy
I would have proposed a new spec file and patches if I had been able to do so
This bug remains (but we can always use something else to read these video files that become a standard now... at least on youtube)
I spent some hours and I could finally build a mplayer able to read videos with
The problem is now to provide it to mageia packagers :
Lots of patches
and a spec file totally rewritten (a kind of mix of fedora and mageia spec file)
Is there a way to provide the SRPM to some skilled packager ?
Or must I provide one by one the patches and the spec file (not a diff : it would be larger than the spec file itself !)
PS I kept the changelog in the spec file that I may provide
One more PS
I had some problems with the provide an obsolete rules in the spec file (warnings) but that didn't prevent me build nor to update
One last thing
I didn't try to build with the fdkaac devel
Maybe it would be intersting to do so...
Created attachment 12499 [details]
modified spec file for mplayer
here is the spec file I propose
I tried to mix some parts of fedora and some from mageia
No doubts it needs to be corrected by a skilled packager !!!
Particularly for the commented lines from 433 to 448 imported frome fedora whose I don't know if they would be useful (they didn't exist in mageia spec and the package was built without warning)
And for the provides and obsoletes lines 452, 453, 488, 489, 502, 503.
Created attachment 12500 [details]
patch from fedora to have the AV1 decoder from the distrib version of ffmpeg
Created attachment 12501 [details]
patch from fedora to have the AOM-AV1 decoder from the distrib version of ffmpeg
Created attachment 12502 [details]
patch to use the distro version of ffmpeg
Created attachment 12503 [details]
mageia isation patch
patch n° 0
Created attachment 12504 [details]
rtsp extra fixes patch
patch n° 28
Created attachment 12505 [details]
format string litteral
Created attachment 12506 [details]
prevent dvd crash
patch n° 35
(an old patch from Mandriva...
Created attachment 12507 [details]
to use ffmpeg headers
patch n° 48
Created attachment 12508 [details]
fix live test
Created attachment 12509 [details]
to build on arm
Created attachment 12510 [details]
Created attachment 12511 [details]
prevent seg fault
Created attachment 12512 [details]
allow specifying alsa hw devices in particular form
# (cjw) allow specifying alsa hw devices in the form <name>:CARD=<card>,DEV=<dev> e.g. hdmi:CARD=NVidia,DEV=3
# by writing: -ao alsa:device=<name>=CARD^<card>,DEV^<dev> e.g.: -ao alsa:device=hdmi=CARD^NVidia,DEV^3
# These devices can be listed using: aplay -l
Created attachment 12513 [details]
prevent gif crash
patch n° 59
Created attachment 12514 [details]
adapt to aarch64
Created attachment 12515 [details]
don't know if it is ueseful !!!
patch n° 62
the last one...
I just forgot to say I built this on a mageia8 64bits
And tested it on Mageia8 as an update of the original tainted version
I can read videos with AV1 codec
I have not Cauldron so don't know if it can be used as it is on Cauldron
And I don't know if it will be built and will work on other arches
Created attachment 12518 [details]
a cleaner spec file for mplayer
I rewrote the mplayer spec file to make it more readable
(it contains everything from the original file)
It can be used to build packages for core and tainted release
Nevertheless I found a problem :
Mencoder can't be built for x264 :
I get this message :
usr/bin/ld: libmpcodecs/ve_x264.o: undefined reference to symbol 'x264_encoder_close'
/usr/bin/ld: /usr/lib64/libx264.so.157: error adding symbols: DSO missing from command line
and I had to modify the line 110 in plf
%define build_x264 0
This problem never appeared for Mageia !
Even when rebuilding for new versions of x264
The reason is that something is missing in the build part of the spec file :
this build option is missing :
this was never added so the problem has been hidden for a long time...
I added it (ligne 687) but I have to prevent to use it line 110
Hope this will help to be able to read AV1 codecs (it works for me)
And I hope that someone may find the solution for x264 codec
PS this problem seems to be hidden for fedora fusion too ! even if they rebuild for new version of x264 !!! the option to build with x264 is not set...
Attachment 12499 is obsolete:
Created attachment 12536 [details]
spec file including the last commit from kekepower
A cleaner spec file to allow AV1 decoding
I included the last commit from kekepower
" Use MMX, SSE+SSE2 exclusively on x86_64"
( It was not in the last spec file for Mageia 8 that I used as a basis to create the first one I rewrote and appeared only for the new Cauldron)
I propose it to anyone who want to test
But maybe this work is useless :
No reaction since I opened this bug which was only confirmed by Lewis Smith in comment#3 three weeks ago
Attachment 12518 is obsolete:
my mistake Lewis Smith confirmed in comment#1
Created attachment 12541 [details]
at least good spec file
here is the last spec
It works : I could build mplayer and mencoder
They can now read (or encode ) video files with AV1 codec
I had a problem with the building of mencoder for tainted
when it built the mencoder section I got this message :
usr/bin/ld: libmpcodecs/ve_x264.o: undefined reference to symbol
/usr/bin/ld: /usr/lib64/libx264.so.157: error adding symbols: DSO
missing from command line
I think I found the reason why :
When building for tainted we use the codec provided by system ffmpeg...
In the spec file line 112 we need to have :
%define build_x264 0
If we have
%define build_x264 1
we get the error
By default the configure file already adds this option if x264 is provided by ffmpeg... no need to ask twice for it
I tried the mencoder from the rpm that I built, and indeed it can encode a wmv file to an avi with x264 codec !
Attachment 12536 is obsolete:
Thank you for all your research and considerable effort, which warrants being heeded. So I have upped the priority to get it looked at.
Let me know again if nothing happens.
mplayer can't read video files with dav1d codec =>
mplayer can't read video files with dav1d codec; this bugs contains the fix.Priority:
Should be fixed with mplayer-1.4-9.1.mga8 in Core/Updates_testing and Tainted/Updates_testing repo!
Also it should fix bug 28412
And thanks to have taken care of this
(huge job to clean the spec file... but it is easier to read now)
I uninstalled my own rpms and installed the original tainted rpms
Then updated from tainted testing
Everything went right except mplayer-doc that has an invalid signature (there's a warning but I could accept to install itnevertheless...)
Mplayer can read evreything
Mencoder can encode to x264
So this appears OK for mageia8 64bits except the missing signature for mplayer-doc
Hi again David
You corrected the signature problem
Version 1.4-9.2 is OK for mplayer mplayer-doc mplayer-gui and mencoder
It's OK for mageia8 64 bits tainted
NB Now that mplayer is built upon the system ffmpeg It will have to be rebuilt after ffmpeg each time when a buildrequire of ffmpeg is revised (x264 for instance) and ffmpeg rebuilt for it
Because mplayer as ffmpeg-devel as BuildRequire and when configuring before building configure looks directly for ffmpeg codecs that are pushed in the BUILD directory...
If mplayer was rebuilt before ffmpeg this new version of a codec will not be integrated : mplayer will use the precedent version, still present in ffmpeg...
As a counterexample : In the past it has been useless to rebuild mplayer for a new version of x264 because it was not used to rebuild it : by default mplayer and mencoder were always and again rebuilt with the old version of x264 brought by the old version of ffmpeg bundled in the SRPM....
For Qa testing purpose...
you can always download this mkv file with AV1 codec :
http://dl.free.fr/fbsv6Dydu which was provided in comment 1
(In reply to David GEIGER from comment #30)
> Should be fixed with mplayer1.4-9.2.mga8 in Core/Updates_testing and
> Tainted/Updates_testing repo!
> Also it should fix bug 28412
Updated mplayer packages add dav1d codec and fix issues
The updated mplayer packages add dav1d codec and fix mencoder libavformat and
libavcodec head mismatch version.
Updated packages from core/updates_testing
Updates packages from tainted/updates_testing
An update for this issue has been pushed to the Mageia Updates repository.