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[Bug 1416005] Re: totem fails to play video if gstreamer-vaapi is installed


I am working a lot with videos using a gstreamer based subtitle editor
called subtitleeditor (compiled from upstream, ubuntu's version is
horribly outdated) and it can play the videos, but with terrible
performace (lots of stuttering, sometimes it skips 30 frames or even
more before continuing to play). Removing gstreamer-vaapi solves it too.

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  totem fails to play video if gstreamer-vaapi is installed

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Bug description:
  If gstreamer-vaapi is installed Totem fails to play anything, and instead just shows an error popup saying "GStreamer encountered a general stream error". The app doesn't produce any error msg on the terminal, but shows that vaapi is being used:
  (totem:8470): Grilo-WARNING **: [registry] grl-registry.c:472: Could not open plugins' info directory '/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/grilo-0.2': Error opening directory '/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/grilo-0.2': No such file or directory

  (totem:8470): Totem-WARNING **: Failed to load grilo plugins: All configured plugin paths are invalid
  libva info: VA-API version 0.37.0
  libva info: va_getDriverName() returns 0
  libva info: Trying to open /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/dri/i965_drv_video.so
  libva info: Found init function __vaDriverInit_0_36
  libva info: va_openDriver() returns 0

  (totem:8470): Gtk-WARNING **: Symbolic icon view-sidebar-symbolic-ltr of size 16 is in an icon theme directory of size 128

  Gst-launch using vaapidecocde and vaapisink still works properly,

  gst-launch-1.0 filesrc location=bbb_sunflower_2160p_60fps_normal.mp4 !
  qtdemux ! vaapidecode ! vaapisink

  takes 6% cpu instead of 300% on my broadwell based laptop.

  video downloaded from here

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