[MPlayer-users] Mplayer SEGFAULTS on decoding Win-PVR-250 MPEG

Robert Bradbury robert.bradbury at gmail.com
Thu Apr 10 16:38:42 CEST 2008

It looks like this may be a recent problem.  mplayer-1.0_rc2_26300-r1 from
gentoo will properly read video0 and play the mpeg stream.

MPlayer dev-SVN-r26361-4.2.3 gets a SEGFAULT when opening/playing video0
(WinPVR-250) on the same machine with the same instantiation of Linux.


On Thu, Apr 10, 2008 at 10:19 AM, Robert Bradbury <robert.bradbury at gmail.com>

> I have just rebuilt the SVN mplayer with debugging.  It used to work fine
> with a direct feed off of a Win-PVR-250 (MPEG) and I could watch any of the
> TV channels present.  Now it SEGFAULTS almost immediately upon startup.
> Attached is the startup and stack trace after the fault.
> Interestingly, if I cat /dev/v4l/video0 into a file and then run mplayer
> on the file it does not SEGFAULT.
> Any help/insights would be appreciated.
> Thank you.

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