Playing video within stacks on Linux

Warren Samples warren at
Fri Dec 13 20:14:51 EST 2013

On 12/13/2013 06:13 PM, Alejandro Tejada wrote:
> Hi All,
> How do you play videoclips inside a stack on Linux?
> I been trying, without success, to play a short clip
> inside a stack.
> By the way, Why the preferred Video Player is not saved
> between sessions?
> Every time that I open LiveCode, have to write this
> in the message box:
> set vcplayer to "/usr/bin/gnome-media-player"
> XAnim does not exists in the repositories
> for Ubuntu, just here:
> This VideoClipPlayer must be a preference set in the IDE
> but could not find it in the Preferences pane...
> Thanks in advance!
> Al

Video playback is a mess under Linux. We are eagerly awaiting the new 
multimedia object!

I don't have helpful advice, but my experience in openSUSE is that 
LiveCode attempts to play videoclips using mplayer by default. Audio 
plays but video does not display. This is true regardless of whether or 
not desktop effects are enabled. It seems unlikely that this would be 
codec dependent since mplayer is clearly playing the file and is capable 
of rendering the video along with the audio. On my system disabling 
desktop effects prior to launching LiveCode allows video to display in 
the player (not as a videoclip, though) but now, in LC 6.5.0, hue is 
completely off. As I said, eagerly awaiting the new player...

Good luck!


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