Sunday, June 15, 2014

vlc no decoder module fedora 20

Sometime after updating Fedora 19 to 20 (using fedup), VLC stopped playing some h264 videos.

An error message such as this appeared:

no suitable decoder module for fourcc `h264'. VLC probably does not support this sound or video format.

No suitable decoder module:
VLC does not support the audio or video format "h264". Unfortunately there is no way for you to fix this.

It was missing lame-libs. A sudo yum install lame-libs solved my issue.

What is more important is how I solved this:

a) vlc -vvv mediafile.mp4

b) Look for yellow or red warning/error messages. A lot of information gets outputted.

0x1666118] main libvlc warning: cannot load module `/usr/lib64/vlc/plugins/demux/' ( cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)

c) This message states that does not exist.

d) sudo repoquery --whatprovides '*/'