Processing does not play the video examples that come with it (black screen)

edited August 2014 in Using Processing

Hi, I am trying to run the default examples for video in processing and all of them don't display the video but show a black screen apart from one, the one called "reverse". The difference between "reverse" and the other default video examples in processing is that "reverse" opens an .mkv file while the others are trying to open an .mov file.

VLC plays all aforementioned files. It's just within processing that .mp4, .mov, .avi failed. Do I need to install any additional drivers on my box?

I running ubuntu 14.04 and processing 2.2.1.

Thanks, marinero



  • edited August 2014 Answer ✓

    Answering my own question in case someone encounters the same problem:

    Ubuntu 14.04 does not come with the required gstreamer library preinstalled. Run the following commands in the terminal to install it and voila:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mc3man/trusty-media

    sudo apt-get update

    sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg

  • Hi! I use Windows 7 and I have a problem in Processing 2.2.1, because gstreamer isn't installed?

    I try to display a video (2Mb) and plays very slow :(

  • Hi! I use Ubuntu 14.10, i have the same problem, when the example runs, shows a black screen. I have Processing 2.2.1 and I tried to install gstreamer, but it did not work. The package gstreamer0.11-ffmpeg is not avialable. :(

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