#163 lives 1.4.5 crashes trying to open an mp4 or avi file

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Salsaman
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2012-09-15
2011-07-29
Siegfried Kaiser
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I have updated recently to lives 1.4.5 and now I cannot open a video file any more, - lives crashes when trying to open it.
I can reload clipsets I have created with the previous lives version, I can generate and save new clips, but I cannot add an existing to an existing or new clip set.
I enclude the crash file.
Thanx
Siegfried

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  • Salsaman
    Salsaman
    2011-07-29

    Thanks for reporting this. I have not been able to reproduce this here though. Did you compile the program yourself or was installed from a binary (which ?).

    The bug is really strange because that line of code should only be called if the dv_decoder returns an error during initialisation, which it never does !

    Please can you provide more information - the program source (self compiled or binary), OS and distro, and any other relevant information.

    If you can please install valgrind, and then run LiVES from a terminal, like:

    valgrind --tool=memcheck lives

    then make it crash, and save the output and upload it here.

     
  • Salsaman
    Salsaman
    2011-07-29

    Note, as a workaround, you can try this: before opening a new file, go into Preferences -> Decoding, and uncheck "Use instant opening whenever possible". Just make sure you set it back to checked before exiting LiVES or opening any existing clip sets.