Bug 29366 - "pa_stream_writable_size() failed: Connection terminated"
Summary: "pa_stream_writable_size() failed: Connection terminated"
Alias: None
Product: gstreamer
Classification: Unclassified
Component: account (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Linux (All)
: medium critical
Assignee: Thomas Vander Stichele
QA Contact:
Depends on:
Reported: 2010-08-02 12:20 UTC by Eddie Lania
Modified: 2010-08-03 07:31 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:
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Description Eddie Lania 2010-08-02 12:20:54 UTC
When playing a DVD totem displays a message:

"An error occured"

"pa_stream_writable_size() failed: Connection terminated"

And the DVD refuses to play.

As far as I can tell this happens with AC3 streams regardless of being stereo
(2-ch) or sourround (3.1/5.1) sound. The problem seems to
be in the a52dec driver, part of gstreamer-plugins-ugly.

A bug for this issue was raised at redhat bugzilla:

Please see that bug too for more details.

As a "metoo", I'm seeing this issue playing .mkv files in totem, all of which
play fine in vlc.

The totem error message coincides with the pulseaudio daemon crashing and being
restarted, which may indicate an issue on the pulse side as well -- no matter
what gstreamer plugins are doing wrong to trigger this, they shouldn't be able to take out pulseaudio.
Comment 1 Tim Müller 2010-08-02 16:10:06 UTC
This bugzilla (bugs.freedesktop.org) is only used for git account requests.

Please re-file the bug in bugzilla.gnome.org, or use one of the short cuts on http://gstreamer.freedesktop.org/bugs/

(However, filing a bug reported to your distro upstream just to 'speed things up a little' is usually not the right thing to do.)
Comment 2 Eddie Lania 2010-08-03 07:04:32 UTC
Dear Tim,

Hans de Goede asked me to open this bug here, why should he do that?

First a opened a bug at rehdats bugzilla but there I was told to go open a bug at rpmforge.

At rpmforge, Hans de Goede asked me to open the bug here,

Now you aske me to go somewhere else to open a new bug, I think I know what is coming next.

But I am just a simple, stupid Fedora user anyway, right?
Comment 3 Tim Müller 2010-08-03 07:31:34 UTC
As I said, this bugzilla is for GStreamer *account requests* only, we use bugzilla.gnome.org for bug reports, as detailed on the link I provided. I'm not sending you on to another project, just to the right bug tracker :)

It's up to you to believe me or not, but I can assure you that no one is ever going to look at this bug here.

Please don't re-open.

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