kde41.ogg screencast won't play

Nigel Henry cave.dnb2m97pp at aliceadsl.fr
Fri Jun 6 17:50:45 BST 2008

On Friday 06 June 2008 16:55, Anne Wilson wrote:
> On Friday 06 June 2008 15:23:00 Nigel Henry wrote:
> > I've tried to play the kde41.ogg screencast on a bunch of players
> > (mplayer, vlc, realplayer, etc). Realplayer opens the file ok (which,
> > hovering the mouse over the file shows it to be Theora Video), but
> > Realplayer only displays the screenshot that displays when I hover over
> > the file. The progress bar moves, but the image doesn't change.
> >
> > I tried Kaboodle also on my Debian Lenny install, which amazingly starts
> > to work its way through the various screenshots, but as with Realplayer
> > the CPU is seriously being hammered. After a few seconds running it on
> > Kaboodle, I get an Error - artsmessage, which says "Sound server fatal:
> > cpu overload, aborting". I ok this, and Kaboodle crashes out. I thought I
> > might need to specify a filter for the file type, so tried Theora Video,
> > but with the same results.
> >
> > It would be nice to see this screencast, as I don't yet have anything
> > installed that uses KDE4, and the file did take a while to DL on dialup.
> >
> > Any ideas folks.
> I couldn't get it to run embedded, so I downloaded it to the desktop.  I
> ran it in totem - under MDV 2008.0/kde 3.  HTH
> Anne

Im not sure if I've got the correct totem on Lenny, as I don't normally use 
it. I did download the kde41.ogg file though. Having a quick look in synaptic 
I only have totem-common, and totem-gstreamer installed, not totem xine, 
although xine is installed, but the file won't play on that either.

Since posting to the list, I tried changing the filter in Kaboodle to Ogg/Ogm 
Video. This time after some seconds of loading the file, Kaboodle opens up 
maximised, and starts to play the file. Various screens for KDE4 are 
displayed, but the CPU is still being hammered, and after some 3½ mins or so 
I get  an Error - artsmessage as above.

A question, as you've been able to play this file. Has it actually got a 
soundtrack? If not, why is the Error - artsmessage claiming "Sound server 
fatal: cpu overload, aborting".

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