[PD] Segmentation Fault when loading videos

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at at.or.at
Sun Oct 17 21:16:04 CEST 2010

It could be something in the videos that you are loading causing  
crashes.  Your best bet is to convert your videos to Motion JPEG codec.


On Oct 16, 2010, at 8:45 PM, Antonio Roberts wrote:

> I've made a very simple video mixer in PD/Gem but I'm having problems
> with it. When I've loaded the videos (tried a combination of avi and
> mov files) and rendered the window after about 1 minute PD crashes
> completely with a segmentation fault: "WARNING: Child process
> terminated by signal 11"
> At first I thought it was because I'm using a proprietary graphics
> driver, but I disabled it and PD still crashes.
> I'm using pd-extended 0.42.5 on Ubuntu 10.10. System specs: Dell
> Studio 1555: Pentium Dual Core T4300(2.1GHz,800MHz,1MB), 4096MB 800MHz
> DDR2 Dual Channel, 512 MB ATI Mobility RADEON HD 4570
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