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Video Screen Saver locks up Mahcade

PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 4:36 pm
by nitrogen_widget
Hi,
I've installed Wahcade & mahcade from older versions to latest off launchpad onto a few distro's (Slitaz,PCLinuxOS, Crunchbang) using the instructions off the wiki & front page.
But no matter what whenever I set it up to play video's (just low res 80's music video's) it's a classic cab. :)
Mahcade locks up.
If I can manage to pull up top or htop in the distro it shows python is taking up 100% cpu.

Hardware is P3 1.2ghz with a gforce 2 running nouveau driver.
It's obviously something i'm doing wrong or not installing.
As I said i'm following the dependency list from the front page plus dbus which I read on the forums that also needs to be installed.

Snapshot screen saver works fine by the way & everything else works fine also.

Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks.

Re: Video Screen Saver locks up Mahcade

PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 3:20 am
by sairuk
hrrm,this is interesting as my machine is running my game previews as a screensaver without issue currently, can you provide a download link to one of the videos so i can try on my setup?

Re: Video Screen Saver locks up Mahcade

PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 6:22 am
by nitrogen_widget
here is one of them.
They were originally .flv video's I downloaded & converted to .avi.
i'll feel dumb is gstreamer was chocking on it since it plays ok in every other video player I tried it in.

https://db.tt/i10iL0du

Thanks.

Edit:
Looks like it was my video's. Gstreamer didn't seem to like what handbrake did to them.

edit again:
so <5mb game video's work fine.
I tried a different set of music video's and the same thing. Python tanks.
They are 50mb+ videos is that the problem?
Or am I missing the proper gstreamer plug in for the .avi?

Re: Video Screen Saver locks up Mahcade

PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2014 9:25 am
by sairuk
Maybe a memory issue. The current video implementation is prone to error.

Re: Video Screen Saver locks up Mahcade

PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2014 5:46 pm
by nitrogen_widget
Got it.
I think I have a work around by with xscreensaver & mplayer to play random videos in a directory.

Thanks anyway.

Re: Video Screen Saver locks up Mahcade

PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 1:22 am
by sairuk
OK, hadn't managed to try it out yet. Will still test the file you have provided see if we can't fix the problem all together.