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Bug 147206 - media-video/totem-1.4.2-r1 fails to convert surround to stereo when used with gstreamer and alsa
Summary: media-video/totem-1.4.2-r1 fails to convert surround to stereo when used with...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: GStreamer package maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-09-11 10:57 UTC by Linus van Geuns
Modified: 2007-09-29 11:58 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Linus van Geuns 2006-09-11 10:57:26 UTC
When I play a video carrying an AC-3 sorround audio stream, totem just puts out two channels on my stereo speakers.
I use totem with gstreamer and gstreamer with ALSA as default output. When I choose OSS as default output I seem to get all channels mixed down to stereo.

I chose stereo in totems poreferences..


$ emerge --info
Portage 2.1.1 (default-linux/x86/2006.1/desktop, gcc-4.1.1, glibc-2.4-r3, 2.6.17-gentoo-r7caesium-fb i686)
System uname: 2.6.17-gentoo-r7caesium-fb i686 Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz
Gentoo Base System version 1.12.4
Last Sync: Mon, 11 Sep 2006 00:50:01 +0000
ccache version 2.3 [enabled]
app-admin/eselect-compiler: [Not Present]
dev-lang/python:     2.3.5, 2.4.3-r1
dev-python/pycrypto: 2.0.1-r5
dev-util/ccache:     2.3
dev-util/confcache:  [Not Present]
sys-apps/sandbox:    1.2.17
sys-devel/autoconf:  2.13, 2.59-r7
sys-devel/automake:  1.4_p6, 1.5, 1.6.3, 1.7.9-r1, 1.8.5-r3, 1.9.6-r2
sys-devel/binutils:  2.16.1-r3
sys-devel/gcc-config: 1.3.13-r3
sys-devel/libtool:   1.5.22
virtual/os-headers:  2.6.11-r5
CFLAGS="-O3 -pipe -march=pentium4 -msse2 -mfpmath=sse"
CONFIG_PROTECT="/etc /usr/share/X11/xkb /usr/share/config /usr/share/texmf/dvipdfm/config/ /usr/share/texmf/dvips/config/ /usr/share/texmf/tex/generic/config/ /usr/share/texmf/tex/platex/config/ /usr/share/texmf/xdvi/"
CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="/etc/env.d /etc/env.d/java/ /etc/gconf /etc/java-config/vms/ /etc/revdep-rebuild /etc/terminfo"
CXXFLAGS="-O3 -pipe -march=pentium4 -msse2 -mfpmath=sse"
FEATURES="autoconfig ccache distlocks metadata-transfer sandbox sfperms strict"
LINGUAS="de de_DE en en_GB en_US eo"
PORTAGE_RSYNC_OPTS="--recursive --links --safe-links --perms --times --compress --force --whole-file --delete --delete-after --stats --timeout=180 --exclude='/distfiles' --exclude='/local' --exclude='/packages'"
USE="x86 X X509 Xaw3d a52 aac aalib acl acpi adns aim alsa asf audiofile avahi avi bash-completion bcmath berkdb bitmap-fonts blas bluetooth bonobo branding bzip2 cairo calendar cdinstall cdparanoia cdr cli cpdflib cpudetection crypt cscope ctype cups curl curlwrappers dbus dga dlloader doc dri dts dv dvb dvd dvdr dvdread eds elibc_glibc emboss encode esd ethereal exif expat fam fdftk ffmpeg firefox flac flash fortran ftp gdbm gdm geoip gif glitz glut gmp gnome gnutls gphoto2 gpm gstreamer gtk gtk2 gtkhtml hal hddtemp howl iconv icq idn ieee1394 imagemagick imap imlib input_devices_evdev input_devices_keyboard input_devices_mouse ipv6 isdnlog jabber jack java javascript jikes jpeg jpeg2k kernel_linux lcms ldap libcaca libg++ libnotify libwww linguas_de linguas_de_DE linguas_en linguas_en_GB linguas_en_US linguas_eo live lm_sensors lua lzo mad matroska mhash mikmod mime ming mmap mng mono mp3 mpeg mpi nas ncurses netcdf nls nptl nptlonly nsplugin nvidia offensive ogg openal opengl oscar oss pam pcre pdf pdflib perl plotutils png portaudio posix ppds pppd python qt3 qt4 quicktime readline real recode reflection rtc ruby samba sasl sdl session sharedmem shorten simplexml skey slang slp sndfile soap sockets speex spell spl srv sse sse2 ssl svg symlink sysvipc tcpd tetex theora threads tiff truetype truetype-fonts type1-fonts udev unicode usb userland_GNU v4l vcd video_cards_apm video_cards_ark video_cards_ati video_cards_chips video_cards_cirrus video_cards_cyrix video_cards_dummy video_cards_fbdev video_cards_glint video_cards_i128 video_cards_i740 video_cards_i810 video_cards_imstt video_cards_mga video_cards_neomagic video_cards_nsc video_cards_nv video_cards_rendition video_cards_s3 video_cards_s3virge video_cards_savage video_cards_siliconmotion video_cards_sis video_cards_sisusb video_cards_tdfx video_cards_tga video_cards_trident video_cards_tseng video_cards_v4l video_cards_vesa video_cards_vga video_cards_via video_cards_vmware video_cards_voodoo videos vorbis win32codecs wmf xanim xml xmlrpc xmms xorg xpm xv xvid xvmc zlib"
Comment 1 Zaheer Abbas Merali (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-09-11 22:02:07 UTC
I believe this has been fixed upstream, upstream are due to release GStreamer 0.10.10 and gst-plugins-base 0.10.10 very soon now, so please try them when they get in portage (next 2-3 days).
Comment 2 Zaheer Abbas Merali (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-10-07 06:12:16 UTC
Ping, can you try with latest gstreamer and gst-plugins-base
Comment 3 Per Osbeck 2007-01-23 19:56:44 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> Ping, can you try with latest gstreamer and gst-plugins-base

I have the exact same problem with gstreamer/gst-plugins-base -0.10.11 and totem 2.16.4/2.17.3

though I have the problem with 5.1 AAC files from apple trailers.

OSS works but ALSA doesn't. I tested to launch it via "gst-launch" and it fails too.

mplayer and vlc downmixes to 2ch.

for example:

there is no speech when the the guy getting married shouts "Jonny" and he should answer "I just bought this tux".
Comment 4 Per Osbeck 2007-01-23 22:22:21 UTC
similar bug at upstream:
Comment 5 Priit Laes (IRC: plaes) 2007-01-24 11:26:40 UTC
This should be fixed in >=gst-plugins-ugly-0.10.5
Comment 6 Priit Laes (IRC: plaes) 2007-01-24 11:31:36 UTC
Ugh.. sorry for spam, but this actually seems to be a new upstream issue.
Comment 7 Samuli Suominen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2007-09-01 07:12:20 UTC
Is this still valid with current plugins in ~arch? gst-plugins-bad-0.10.5, gst-plugins-ugly-0.10.6.. 

Comment 8 Samuli Suominen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2007-09-01 07:13:01 UTC