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[Bug 1176379] Re: Streaming videos over LAN with GVFS often locks up VLC Media Player in Ubuntu 13.04


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  Streaming videos over LAN with GVFS often locks up VLC Media Player in
  Ubuntu 13.04

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Bug description:
  Ubuntu 13.04 64 bit
  VLC Media Player 2.0.6

  In Nautilus when I navigate to smb://ip.address.of.server and click on
  an MP4 video, VLC locks up about 90% of the time and does not play the
  video. If I kill the PID, it fails to disappear. Even if I kill -9 it,
  no difference. Eventually ps -A reveals a bunch of "vlc <defunct>"
  instances, which is typically 1 instance per failed video playback
  attempt. Sometimes VLC works fine and it will successfully play the
  video, but it's quite rare.

  Talking with some of the VLC developers it was suggested that it's a
  FUSE or some sort of backend issue, likely originating from the kernel
  itself. VLC has no problems playing the video locally, and VLC also
  has no problems playing the same MP4 files over GVFS on another laptop
  running 12.04 here.

  I'm able to duplicate the issue with other AVI files as well, not just
  MP4. When VLC does its lockup, CTRL Q does not work to close the
  program, however ALT F4 does. When closing VLC it still leaves a VLC
  icon in the upper taskbar. At this point like I mentioned above, even
  going to terminal to kill these processes does nothing. So far a
  reboot of the machine is the only way to really nuke these hanging

  On my Ubuntu 13.04 laptop I set up AutoFS with CIFS (SMB), which is
  the "on-demand" way to mount shares automatically without having to
  initiate a GVFS-based connection each time. I have had absolutely zero
  problems using AutoFS with any video playing back on VLC. Between this
  and what I read in regard to GVFS, FUSE, VLC, etc., it stands to
  suggest that perhaps the issue isn't with VLC but somewhere a bit

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.04
  Package: linux-image-3.8.0-19-generic 3.8.0-19.30
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.8.0-19.30-generic 3.8.8
  Uname: Linux 3.8.0-19-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.9.2-0ubuntu8
  Architecture: amd64
   /dev/snd/controlC0:  jason      2276 F.... pulseaudio
   /dev/snd/pcmC0D0p:   jason      2276 F...m pulseaudio
  Date: Sat May  4 12:49:32 2013
  HibernationDevice: RESUME=UUID=7951a743-bc64-43d0-86df-3913c100b62a
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-04-30 (4 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail" - Release amd64 (20130424)
  MarkForUpload: True
   PATH=(custom, no user)
  ProcFB: 0 inteldrmfb
  ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-19-generic root=UUID=d6b1d62c-a985-4b0d-982a-fb3ed4d68775 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
   linux-restricted-modules-3.8.0-19-generic N/A
   linux-backports-modules-3.8.0-19-generic  N/A
   linux-firmware                            1.106
  SourcePackage: linux
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
  dmi.bios.date: 11/13/2012
  dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
  dmi.bios.version: K56CA.208
  dmi.board.asset.tag: ATN12345678901234567
  dmi.board.name: K56CA
  dmi.board.vendor: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
  dmi.board.version: 1.0
  dmi.chassis.asset.tag: No Asset Tag
  dmi.chassis.type: 10
  dmi.chassis.vendor: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
  dmi.chassis.version: 1.0
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvrK56CA.208:bd11/13/2012:svnASUSTeKCOMPUTERINC.:pnK56CA:pvr1.0:rvnASUSTeKCOMPUTERINC.:rnK56CA:rvr1.0:cvnASUSTeKCOMPUTERINC.:ct10:cvr1.0:
  dmi.product.name: K56CA
  dmi.product.version: 1.0
  dmi.sys.vendor: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.

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