Bug#773442: gstreamer1.0-plugins-good: fail to playback AVI file with uncompressed PCM audio

Fabian Greffrath fabian+debian at greffrath.com
Thu Dec 18 11:55:08 UTC 2014

Package: gstreamer1.0-plugins-good
Version: 1.4.4-2
Severity: normal

Hi there,

unfortunately, gstreamer cannot playback a video sample found here:


It seems to me like a ordinary AVI-Video:

$ LANG=C file ~/Downloads/576-320.avi
/home/greffrath/Downloads/576-320.avi: RIFF (little-endian) data, AVI,
576 x 320, 29.97 fps, video: DivX 3, audio: uncompressed PCM (stereo,
44100 Hz)

VLC and avplay play the sample back without any problems, but Totem gives an
error message and gst-play tells the following:

$ LANG=C gst-play-1.0 ~/Downloads/576-320.avi
Volume: 100%                  
Now playing /home/greffrath/Downloads/576-320.avi
** (gst-play-1.0:22467): CRITICAL **: gst_audio_format_to_string:
assertion 'format != GST_AUDIO_FORMAT_UNKNOWN' failed
Redistribute latency...
ERROR Internal data stream error. for
ERROR debug information: gstavidemux.c(5678): gst_avi_demux_loop ():
streaming stopped, reason not-negotiated
Reached end of play list.



-- System Information:
Debian Release: 8.0
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.utf8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages gstreamer1.0-plugins-good depends on:
ii  gstreamer1.0-plugins-base       1.4.4-2
ii  libaa1                          1.4p5-43
ii  libavc1394-0                    0.5.4-2
ii  libbz2-1.0                      1.0.6-7+b2
ii  libc6                           2.19-13
ii  libcaca0                        0.99.beta19-2
ii  libcairo-gobject2               1.14.0-2.1
ii  libcairo2                       1.14.0-2.1
ii  libdv4                          1.0.0-6
ii  libflac8                        1.3.0-3
ii  libgcc1                         1:4.9.1-19
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0              2.31.1-2+b1
ii  libglib2.0-0                    2.42.1-1
ii  libgstreamer-plugins-base1.0-0  1.4.4-2
ii  libgstreamer1.0-0               1.4.4-2
ii  libgudev-1.0-0                  215-7
ii  libiec61883-0                   1.2.0-0.2
ii  libjack0 [libjack-0.116]        1:0.124.1+20140122git5013bed0-3
ii  libjpeg62-turbo                 1:1.3.1-11
ii  liborc-0.4-0                    1:0.4.22-1
ii  libpng12-0                      1.2.50-2+b2
ii  libraw1394-11                   2.1.0-3
ii  libshout3                       2.3.1-3
ii  libsoup2.4-1                    2.48.0-1
ii  libspeex1                       1.2~rc1.2-1
ii  libstdc++6                      4.9.1-19
ii  libtag1c2a                      1.9.1-2.1
ii  libv4l-0                        1.6.0-2
ii  libvpx1                         1.3.0-3
ii  libwavpack1                     4.70.0-1
ii  libx11-6                        2:1.6.2-3
ii  libxdamage1                     1:1.1.4-2+b1
ii  libxext6                        2:1.3.3-1
ii  libxfixes3                      1:5.0.1-2+b2
ii  zlib1g                          1:1.2.8.dfsg-2+b1

Versions of packages gstreamer1.0-plugins-good recommends:
ii  gstreamer1.0-x  1.4.4-2

gstreamer1.0-plugins-good suggests no packages.

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