Re: [Ekiga-list] Theora video freezes on Ekiga 3.2.7 Beta (Windows XP )

On 16/12/10 08:17, Dave Koelmeyer wrote:

On 16 Dec, 2010,at 07:39 PM, Dave Koelmeyer<davekoelmeyer me com>  wrote:

 On 14 Dec, 2010,at 07:36 AM, Eugen Dedu<Eugen Dedu pu-pm univ-fcomte fr>  wrote:

 On 09/12/10 04:42, Dave Koelmeyer wrote:
 >  On 08 Dec, 2010,at 05:05 AM, Eugen Dedu<Eugen Dedu pu-pm univ-fcomte fr>  wrote:
 >>  Please wait a bit, until 3.3.0 gets out, to test it and inform us if the
 >>  freeze still appears.
 >  Hi Eugen,
 >  Will do :) I have shot a video of the behaviour along with a description
 here if
 >  it helps at all:
 >  This should remove any doubt as to how the freezing is triggered.

 I have put a Windows executable of pre-3.3.0 Ekiga at
 <>  so that
 you test if your freeze still appears (you can build it yourself if you
 prefer: take unstable from

 Thanks very much Eugen. I have installed your .exe on the system in question
 (Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit).

 I don't believe it has resolved the freezing issue, but I have made the
 following observations.

 The freezing is much, much more easy to induce with low "Maximum video
 bitrate" settings in the Ekiga client. All my tweaking involved adjusting the
 bitrate, while leaving the "Picture Quality" slider parked at maximum frame
 rate (i.e all the way to the right).

 1) With "Maximum video bitrate" set to 64Kb/s, the video will freeze with very
 slight movement, more often than not it will freeze as soon as the call is

 2) With "Maximum video bitrate" set to 1024Kb/s, I can reproduce the behaviour
 exhibited in my original video above, as that was what the settings were when
 the video was recorded.

 3) With "Maximum video bitrate" set to a high number, e.g 3072Kb/s, then it
 becomes very difficult to freeze the video deliberately; lots of flailing
 around in front of the camera to induce a freeze (it can still be done however).

 Settings above ~4000Kb/s seem to revert to the behaviour observed when set to
 ~1000Kb/s however.

Just another note that I can also reproduce this behaviour identically on
Windows XP Professional SP3, using the stable Ekiga 3.2.7.

The problem is that I have not yet tested debugging crashes/freezes on Windows... There is some info at, but I think it is obsolete. There is someone who work on this. In the meantime, please post a bug report with this issue, so that we do not forget it.


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