XO-1.5 bad ogg experience

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at gmail.com
Sun May 9 15:06:54 EDT 2010

On Fri, May 7, 2010 at 9:45 PM, Daniel Drake <dsd at laptop.org> wrote:
> On 7 May 2010 14:53, Peter Robinson <pbrobinson at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Unfortunately the next steps did not go so smoothly. We put a freshly
>>> recorded 7mb ogg video on USB, plugged it into the laptop, and opened
>>> it from the Journal. The Browse activity came up but really struggled
>>> to play the video.
>>> http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/10152
>> Is this using the built in mozilla html 5 video player or something
>> else? Have you tried the totem mozilla plugin if you want it played it
>> browse? I think the totem plugin is a xulrunner vs firefox plugin so
>> it should be usable in Browse. I was actually chatting to the totem
>> maintainer about using the plugin within xulrunner just the other day
>> for something else so it should be ok.
> See the ticket. The totem plugin is better in that video is perfect,
> but is worse in that there is no sound.

I've run up os123.zd on my XO-1.5 to try and test this further.
Running up totem from the sugar terminal it plays ok but with no
sound. Totem reports that its muted.

I then went into gnome to see what I could get there. Nothing either.
But no gnome volume control either. "yum install pulseaudio-module-x11
gnome-media" resolved the volume control in gnome bit.

tailing /var/log/messages gave some interesting errors so I moved back
into sugar and disabled power saving. I moved back into gnome and then
rebooted and got sound in totem with in the gnome environment. It
wasn't too stable and there's a lot of errors in the message logs and
it eventually dies but I think it should give you a good start as to
where else to look.


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