How to get the sketch to play sound from videos on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, 64 bits

edited June 2016 in Library Questions


I am using Processing 3 on a 64-bit Ubuntu distribution. When I load videos, using the Movie class from the Video library, there is no sound. I set 'video.volume(1);', and still there is no sound. On Windows 10, the video loads correctly, with sound, but I would like to use Linux, because I was unable to get Android mode to work on Windows and I got it to work on Linux. Please note that the sketch loads and plays the video on Linux, the only problem is the sound is not loaded.




  • I have realized that also SoundFile does not work. It shows an error that says " Note: Illegal Audio-MPEG-Header 0x2b85fa58 at offset 2798025. Note: Trying to resync... Note: Skipped 4 bytes in input. Note: Illegal Audio-MPEG-Header 0x8a80044c at offset 2818404. Note: Trying to resync... Note: Skipped 64 bytes in input. "

    otherwise (with a very small file), it behaves as if it is working, but there is no sound.

    Both mp3 files tested are playing normally in VLC and RhythmBox.

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