[vlc-devel] Re: vlc on Zaurus 5600 - report

Jean-Paul Saman jean-paul.saman at planet.nl
Thu Oct 14 09:43:19 CEST 2004


Thank you for your reply. I must apologize for this late reply.

Paul Cosway wrote:

> librt install problems
> 1. After download, "ipkg install librt_2.1.3_arm.ipk" gives:
> zcat: librt_2.1.3_arm.ipk: not in gzip format
> zcat: stdin: unexpected end of file
> ipkg_install_file: ERROR unpacking control.tar.gz from 
> librt_2.1.3_arm.ipk
What version of ipkg does the Zaurus uses? I think the problem lies in 
that area.

> So I took apart the ipk file and rebuilt it
> 2. After rebuilding, "ipkg install librt_2.1.3_arm.ipk" gives:
> Unpacking librt...Done.
> Configuring librt...tar: Cannot create directory `./DATA/': Read-only 
> file system
> tar: Cannot create directory `./DATA': Read-only file system
> tar: Cannot create directory `./DATA': Read-only file system
> tar: Cannot create directory `./DATA': Read-only file system
> tar: ./DATA/usr/lib/librt-2.1.3.so: input/output error -- No such file 
> or directory
> tar: Bad tar header, skipping
> tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
> //usr/lib/ipkg/info/librt.postinst: /bin/ldconfig: not found

Could you check where ldconfig is located on the filesystem?
Is the rootfilesystem mounted readonly? and the usr filesystem read-write?

> --> I just copied the librt files into /usr/lib
> As mentioned, it does work with the mp3 streams I've tested, but not 
> WMA.  Should it work with WMA?  See below (early post) for the WMA 
> error messages.

It looks like in version vlc-0.7.1 does not understand WMA v2 command 
syntax properly. Could you try the file with vlc-0.8.0-test2 or 
vlc-0.7.2 and your desktop? And with vlc-0.7.1?

> Paul
> Jean-Paul Saman wrote:
>> Paul Cosway wrote:
>>> I'm writing in response to the request on the Zaurus download page 
>>> to report back if VLC works on my Zaurus.  Answer:  sort of
>> Thanks for your response.
>>> Machine:  Zaurus 5600 with stock Sharp ROM
>>> Setup:  all ipkg's installed OK except librt.  I had to take that 
>>> apart and rebuild it.  Even that didn't quite work, so I just copied 
>>> the libraries to /usr/lib directly
>> What went wrong with librt? Was it in the wrong place?
>> Could you provide the error messages from: ipkg install librt-xxxx.ipk
>>> Run:  Works on a few mp3 streams I've tested.    Does not work on 
>>> any of the WMA streams I've tested.  There are two types of failures 
>>> on WMA
>>> Error Type 1 -- stream setup seems to go OK, then "main audio output 
>>> warning:  PTS is out of range (3794757), dropping buffer"  No sound 
>>> comes out, although streaming does continue.   This is the errror 
>>> that I get with WMA v2 codec streams  (example:  
>>> http://www.rthk.org.hk/live3.asx)
>>> Error Type 2 -- stream does not start up.  Example: 
>>> http://web.servicebureau.net/conf/meta?i=1112444359&c=1234&m=was&u=/w.xsl 
>>> The sequence at the point of an error is:
>>> access_mms input debug: Media file name/path accepted
>>> access_mms input debug: answer 0x6 flags:0x01000000 
>>> media_length:13122s packet_length:991 packet_count:0 
>>> max_bit_rate:12359 header_size:2409
>>> access_mms input warning:  failed to recieve command (abording)
>>> access_mms input error:  unknown answer (0x6 instead of 0x11)
>>> access_mms input debug: connection closed
>>> I'm not in a position to volunteer to be a package maintainer, but 
>>> I'd be happy to run more tests and otherwise help out to get this 
>>> working.


Many greetings,
     Jean-Paul Saman

           VLC iPAQ maintainer (http://www.videolan.org)
          RedHat Certified Engineer (RHCE: 807202745005548)

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