[MPlayer-users] Segfault in mplayer
qsd at rogers.com
qsd at rogers.com
Sun Mar 11 23:56:49 CET 2007
Thanks for the reply.
I thought about the hardware problem myself, but I find it hard to
believe. I've been running this system for over a year now, and mplayer
hasn't crashed _once_ before... It also runs other much more demanding
tasks (games, video encoding, etc) just fine. However, the system is
getting a bit old, so who knows... I better run memtest at the next
I've played HD video before, and it worked just fine. I also play
x264 encoded video from matroska all the time without any problems.
There doesn't seem to be anything special about this file that hasn't
been done already. However, I don't recall playing x264 video at this
Now, since the backtrace looks good to you, I will assume the problem is
with my setup, not mplayer, and investigate further. I will see if it
runs on the other machine, maybe a different gcc version...
On Sun, Mar 11, 2007 at 11:37:18AM +0100, Guillaume POIRIER wrote:
> On 3/11/07, qsd at rogers.com <qsd at rogers.com> wrote:
> >I just tried to watch one movie, and mplayer keeps getting segfaults
> >during playback... It only happens with this particular movie, rarely at
> >the same position in the movie, but I haven't been able to watch more
> >than about 15 min without mplayer crashing... And it works just fine
> >with all the other movies.
> If problems happen at random position, it could be a RAM or
> CPU-related problem. Make sure that your RAM is fine (run memtest86)
> and that your CPU runs cool.
> >It _could_ be a problem with the movie, but still, it's not supposed to
> >crash... And since it crashes at random positions, playing it just fine
> >on the next run, or playing any part after skipping to it, I'm pretty
> >sure that's a bug in mplayer.
> Could be. Did you test with other files with same codec, and same
> resolution? Maybe this sample crashes because it stresses your CPU/RAM
> more than other codecs...
> >The system is amd64 debian, kernel 188.8.131.52, nvidia video, alsa sound.
> >Debug info from gdb is included below. I checked out the latest mplayer
> >version just before running this.
> I don't see anything suspicious on the backtrace. I'd just suggest
> checking if your hardware is fine.
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