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QML video gives Error: "No valid frames decoded before end of stream" some of the time

  • Hello, I'm trying to get a QML media player + video output working. The media is played about nine out of ten times. But sometimes the media isn't loaded at all, and I have no reason why.

    Application output shows - Error: "No valid frames decoded before end of stream" - when the media isn't loaded. It seems like this might be a bug in GStreamer, but I haven't found much about how to work around it using QT.

    Here's my QML file

    import QtMultimedia 5.8
    import QtQuick 2.12
    import QtQuick.Window 2.12
    Item {
        height: Screen.height
        width: Screen.width
        MediaPlayer {
            autoLoad: true
            autoPlay: false
            id: player
        VideoOutput {
            anchors.fill: parent
            id: videoOutput
            source: player

    And here is the code that is loading the media / telling the media player to play (I didn't include all the code, and its hobbled together from different files):

    // connections
        connect(stackedViews->getMediaPlayer(), SIGNAL(stateChanged(QMediaPlayer::State)), this, SLOT(animationStateChanged(QMediaPlayer::State)));
        connect(stackedViews->getMediaPlayer(), SIGNAL(mediaStatusChanged(QMediaPlayer::MediaStatus)), this, SLOT(mediaStatusChanged(QMediaPlayer::MediaStatus)));
    // slots 
    void BootDisplay::animationStateChanged(QMediaPlayer::State state)
        if (state == QMediaPlayer::StoppedState)
            qDebug() << "Boot animation finished!";
    void BootDisplay::mediaStatusChanged(QMediaPlayer::MediaStatus status)
        if (status == QMediaPlayer::MediaStatus::LoadedMedia)
            qDebug() << "Media loaded into player";
    // getMediaPlayer function
    QMediaPlayer* StackedViews::getMediaPlayer()
        QMediaPlayer* obj = videoView->rootObject()->children()[0]->findChild<QMediaPlayer*>();
        if(obj) {
            return obj;
        else {
            qDebug() << "Can't find the MediaPlayer!!!";
            return nullptr;

  • Any luck on solving this problem?

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