playback of h264 incorrect

Sebastian Dröge sebastian at
Thu Feb 6 14:50:03 PST 2014

On Do, 2014-02-06 at 04:22 +0100, Brian W. Micallef wrote:
> Dear all,
> I am trying to decode an h.264 video file that I produced from a raspivid
> command on a raspberry pi device with a rapi camera. The file was copied
> from the rpi to my computer and when i tried to decode it with gstreamer on
> the cmd (on windows 8.1 and latest version of gstreamer), i got a funny
> output video - -. i
> am using the command "gst-launch-1.0 -v filesrc location=C:/video2.h264 !
> h264parse ! avdec_h264 ! fpsdisplaysink sync=false text-overlay=false" to
> decode the video. when i played the same file with vlc media player, it
> played fine. Can someone explain what am i doing wrong please

This would be a bug in GStreamer. If you're using an NVIDIA GPU then
this is a known problem and has a bugreport at
already. Otherwise please file a new bug there with details about your
GPU and graphics drivers.

Sebastian Dröge, Centricular Ltd -
Expertise, Straight from the Source
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