On 02/13/18 19:31, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> On Tue, 2018-02-13 at 08:10 +0800, Ed Greshko wrote:
>> On 02/13/18 07:58, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
>>> Some time in recent weeks vlc stopped working for me, i.e. it will no
>>> longer play .avi, .mp4 or .mkv files but just lists a continuous stream
>>> of errors to the console (see below). I'm currently on:
>>> $ rpm -qa vlc\*
>>> vlc-extras-3.0.0-25.20180109git0c462fc.fc27.x86_64
>>> vlc-core-3.0.0-25.20180109git0c462fc.fc27.x86_64
>> I have
>> vlc-core-3.0.0-0.48.git20180109.rc5.fc27.x86_64
>> vlc-3.0.0-0.48.git20180109.rc5.fc27.x86_64
>> Both from rpmfusion.   No problems to play any video...
> Interesting. My rpms are from fedora-multimedia, and I note that the
> names are slightly different (vlc-core and vlc-extras rather than vlc
> and vlc-core). Since I have RPMfusion (free and nonfree) enabled I'm
> guessing this is correct, as there doesn't seem to be a way to force
> dnf to use the RPMfusion one (other than disabling the official repos
> of course).

I did not have the "extras" installed from rpmfusion.  I have now.  And now I 

> Aside from that, if I run vlc with no arguments, it does start and I
> can then view a video. So it looks like there's a change of behaviour
> compared to the previous version where I could simply type 'vlc movie'
> and it would run. If that's intentional, then it's a feature and not a
> bug, but the error message(s) leave a *lot* to be desired. Maybe time
> for a BZ report.

I can either run using a file name from the command line or select a file after
calling vlc without a file name.

Another difference is when you run from the command line you get...

VLC media player 3.0.0-rc6 Vetinari (revision 3.0.0-rc5-7-g0c462fc53e)
while I get
VLC media player 3.0.0-rc5 Vetinari (revision 3.0.0-rc5-0-gf53236af09)

Oh, you mention "fedora-multimedia".  Is that an actual fedora sponsored repo 
or a
3rd party repo like rpmfusion?  I ask since I've not heard of that one.

A motto of mine is: When in doubt, try it out

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