OGV/Jukebox test summary: Re: 13.1.0 release candidate 3 (build 22) released
mseaton at ekindling.org
Mon Jan 7 12:43:30 EST 2013
Since reading a recent blog post <http://www.olpcsf.org/node/120> by
Sameer, I was looking into TED video files and OGG (Theora) playback on XO,
I ended up testing with this latest release cand build 22 for 13.1.0 (Sugar
I have three test machines, XO-1, XO-1.5(HS) and XO 1.75. All have varying
results with playback of Ogg Theora video created with
ffmpeg2theora <http://v2v.cc/~j/ffmpeg2theora/> 0.29 on Fedora 17 (x64_64).
There are mixed results and general bugs with Jukebox (v29) also. I didn't
play around with conversion settings, used the same as in the blog post,
low video compression (lv 6) of sample TED low-quality (320x180) MP4 video
files. Playback tested in Jukebox (v29), Browse (v149) and Totem (Gnome).
Summary, files I created with ffmpeg2theora crash or have stunted playback
on XO 1.75, due to gstreamer 1.0 (F18 arm)?
Note(1), that I tested another Theora file (of Sameer's) created via
http://verma.sfsu.edu/projects/882-videos/intro.ogv)) and a web downloaded
OGV file ((wget
and playback was achievable on XO 1.75, 1.5 and 1.0 without any
Note(2), Browse (v149 or v149.4) crashes when trying playback any of the
Ogg Theora video files on 1.75 (as tested).
I can file bugs in SugarLabs <http://bugs.sugarlabs.org/>, have some
Jukebox (v29) issues:
A number of issues reported by humitos here http://goo.gl/m082T
- XO 1.5, audio plays, but no video is displayed (blank/black bg)
- Play .OGV files from Journal (Journal/USB drives) and no video display on
startup for all models. Can get video after playing with playlist column.
- http://bugs.sugarlabs.org/ticket/3842 I also confirm, haven't tested some
Currently, Jukebox is not a good user experience for playing video, or a
playlist in Sugar. Other options still exist such as Browse (but fullscreen
button seem's broken on player widget) and Totem in Gnome desktop side.
Also final note(3) is I see a USB auto-mount issue on 1.75 machine, when
I've ejected the USB and reinsert again into a port. Without cmd-line, I
can re-mount by going to Gnome and selecting the drive. Didn't look into
any sys messages for this.
I also tried converting MP4 files to OGV on v27 of ffmpeg2theora on Ubuntu
12.10 x86 sys with same results for outputted OGV file.
On Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 5:57 PM, Daniel Drake <dsd at laptop.org> wrote:
> We're pleased to announce the next release candidate of our new 13.1.0
> software release.
> Information and installation instructions can be found here:
> Quick links for those who know which files need to be grabbed and save
> to USB disks:
> This is a signed release candidate that can be installed on all XOs,
> even those with security enabled.
> We're looking for testing and feedback on all aspects of the system.
> Thanks for any help you can offer, and for all the feedback that was
> received throughout development.
> Our scheduled release date is January 7th.
> Please review the "Known problems" section of the release notes. Some
> documented issues are carried over from previous releases, but others
> are new and are things that we will aim to fix in the few weeks before
> XO-4 automatic power management is disabled by default, but this is
> still a work in progress. There are still various instabilities which
> may make this build feel more unstable than eralier ones. You can
> disable automatic power management in sugar's Settings panel to
> restore previous behaviour.
> Compared to the previous release candidate, we have fixed:
> XO-4 sound output from some apps was previously just noise; this
> should now be better (#12366).
> Text on the XO-1.5 should no longer have missing 'i' and 'l'
> characters (#12354).
> The GNOME battery icon is no longer invisible (#12329) and is rendered
> cleanly once again on XO-1.75 (#12122).
> powerd's network activity detection should work again (#12430).
> New XO-4 firmware Q7B10 improves wakeup from suspend and includes some
> touchscreen improvements.
> Image rotation in Image Viewer works again on XO-1.75 (#12206).
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