Public bug reported: `vlc` freezes about 50% of time when entering the timeline/playback progress bar with the mouse cursor. The freeze takes between 5 seconds and 2 minutes and makes `gnome-shell` crash in about 50% of cases. There's no output on console indicating the cause for the freeze.
Steps to reproduce: 1. download the VLC demo file http://samples.mplayerhq.hu/MPEG-4/video2.mp4 to `/var/tmp/` and open it 2. enter the timeline until the time progress popup is shown and leave it repeatedly until a freeze occurs ProblemType: Bug DistroRelease: Ubuntu 17.10 Package: vlc 2.2.6-6 Uname: Linux 4.15.0-041500-generic x86_64 NonfreeKernelModules: zfs zunicode zavl icp zcommon znvpair ApportVersion: 2.20.7-0ubuntu3.7 Architecture: amd64 CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME Date: Tue Feb 13 15:57:48 2018 JournalErrors: Error: command ['journalctl', '-b', '--priority=warning', '--lines=1000'] failed with exit code 1: Hint: You are currently not seeing messages from other users and the system. Users in the 'systemd-journal' group can see all messages. Pass -q to turn off this notice. No journal files were opened due to insufficient permissions. SourcePackage: vlc UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install) ** Affects: vlc (Ubuntu) Importance: Undecided Status: New ** Tags: amd64 apport-bug artful third-party-packages wayland-session -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Bugs, which is subscribed to Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1749208 Title: vlc freezes when entering the timeline with the mouse cursor To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/vlc/+bug/1749208/+subscriptions -- ubuntu-bugs mailing list email@example.com https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-bugs