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Old 08-27-2019, 10:16 AM
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Linux Placeshifter blank screen

Placeshifter (sagetv-client_9.2.1_amd64)
Very odd all get is a blank screen in LiveTV or and Video but Windows one work very odd
Any one else run into this ?.
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Old 08-27-2019, 11:25 AM
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Placeshifter (sagetv-client_9.2.1_amd64)
Very odd all get is a blank screen in LiveTV or and Video but Windows one work very odd
Any one else run into this ?.
Enable (or disable) the 3D acceleration in the Setting menu.
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Old 08-27-2019, 12:35 PM
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Enable (or disable) the 3D acceleration in the Setting menu.
I all ready try those option
With it Enable it just dose nothing as in never start
With it Disable I do get the main menu but soon I try play any video is just a blank screen never start
I even try disable/enable video post processing
Any other idea stuckless ?.
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Old 08-27-2019, 02:59 PM
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I don't use my placeshifter very often, but I just tried now, and it works. That is all that i can recall in terms of getting it to work.
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Old 08-27-2019, 05:04 PM
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If any one run Ubuntu 18.04.3 I love to here from all
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Old 08-27-2019, 11:48 PM
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I can get livetv playback when i run Kaffeine, which has a customized version of VLC code. Not sure what is different about it to native sage player. Maybe it is the codecs? I am not running ubuntu so can't comment on any differences there to my linux distro as it refers to video playback.
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Old 08-28-2019, 05:01 AM
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I haven't upgraded in a bit, so I did that, and I see the problem.

The problem is that Ubuntu no longer supplies the libpng12-0 library. (I ran the mplayer supplied with sageclient from the command line and noticed that it complained)

You can fix this by running the following 2 commands from a a command shell in your home directory.

64 bit systems
Code:
wget http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/libp/libpng/libpng12-0_1.2.54-1ubuntu1.1_amd64.deb

sudo dpkg -i libpng12-0_1.2.54-1ubuntu1.1_amd64.deb
On linux the placeshifter is basically fires up an mplayer instance and then renders that in your window. So, you can run that mplayer instance directly (/opt/sagetv/client/mplayer) and see if it works on it's own.

NOTE: This assumes the 64bit system. If you are running a 32bit system, you'll need the 32bit versions. (now that I think about, I think the sagetv placeshifter is ONLY 64bit)
32 bit systems
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wget http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/libp/libpng/libpng12-0_1.2.54-1ubuntu1.1_i386.deb
sudo dpkg -i libpng12-0_1.2.54-1ubuntu1.1_i386.deb

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Old 08-28-2019, 09:11 AM
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my hardware & mplayer live playback on Placeshifter

i installed the mentioned files in my linux distro but it didn't do anything for Placeshifter live playback. I have no live playback issues with kaffeine which is using libVLC. How is that different than what mplayer uses? I have a Nvidia Geforce GTS 250 card running 340.107 driver.
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Old 08-28-2019, 09:28 AM
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i installed the mentioned files in my linux distro but it didn't do anything for Placeshifter live playback. I have no live playback issues with kaffeine which is using libVLC. How is that different than what mplayer uses? I have a Nvidia Geforce GTS 250 card running 340.107 driver.
have you tried just running mplayer from the /opt/sagetv/client directory and see if it still complains? You should be able to run it and pass a file to see if works.

The video card really won't matter much here, since it's likely not using any hardware decoding and all decoding is done in software.
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Old 08-28-2019, 10:48 AM
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mplayer doesn't run. not sure if it is a permission issue or something else. I am running Mx Linux, which is debian based.
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That give me audio but not video I can see mplayer in task process is there any else that need stuckless

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mplayer doesn't run. not sure if it is a permission issue or something else. I am running Mx Linux, which is debian based.
to run it, you would have to

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cd /opt/sagetv/client
./mplayer SOMEFILE
the ./ is important or it won't find the file. In linux the current directory is not in the path, so, running a file requires that you tell it where it's located, in this case ./mplayer means mplayer in the current directory.

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That give me audio but not video I can see mplayer in task process is there any else that need stuckless
Typically audio with no video.. I would check/uncheck that 3D flag in the settings, and see if that makes are difference.
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Old 08-28-2019, 02:31 PM
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Typically audio with no video.. I would check/uncheck that 3D flag in the settings, and see if that makes are difference.
I know that
With it Enable it just dose nothing as in it never start must be crashing
With it Disable soon I play anything there audio just no video
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