Pinephone opening media - constant file opens - media won't open

I have just bought a Pinephone with convergence. I am trying to open media (music, movies) in applications. When I attempt to open files, I am confronted with a barrage of ‘open’ options that cover the menu. If I avoid the open messages and select the file, X crashes. In Lollipop, I am able to select songs I sent to the phone and they play for an indeterminate amount of time, before stopping. It seems like the application temporarily loses access to the file. Not sure, though. Any assistance would be fantastic. Let me know what info you need. I have photos and videos of the problem, but it seems I cannot embed any of them in this forum!

get this also with calendar app. constant notification pop-ups of the eMMC and SDcard, after 20-30 seconds of this the phone goes black the vibrator comes on stuck and a power cycle is the only option.

Disabling notifications gets rid of the message, but not the extent of the underlying problem. I can select media in applications, now, but it still either cuts out or system crashes in the way @walscobry describes. In the filesystem it looks like disks are being mounted and unmounted successively. Sorry for the long post, but I’m just posting the output of the SMplayer error logs. Perhaps there is something in this browser that might lead us closer to a solution:

/usr/bin/mpv --no-config --no-quiet --terminal --no-msg-color --input-ipc-server=/tmp/smplayer-mpv-121c --msg-level=ffmpeg/demuxer=error -v --no-fs --hwdec=no --sub-auto=fuzzy --no-input-default-bindings --input-vo-keyboard=no --no-input-cursor --cursor-autohide=no --no-keepaspect --wid=5 --monitorpixelaspect=1 --osd-level=1 --osd-scale=1 --osd-bar-align-y=0.6 --sub-ass --embeddedfonts --sub-ass-line-spacing=0 --sub-scale=1 --sub-font=Arial --sub-color=#ffffffff --sub-shadow-color=#ff000000 --sub-border-color=#ff000000 --sub-border-size=0.75 --sub-shadow-offset=2.5 --sub-font-size=50 --sub-bold=no --sub-italic=no --sub-margin-y=8 --sub-margin-x=20 --sub-codepage=ISO-8859-1 --vid=1 --sid=1 --sub-pos=100 --volume=55 --cache=auto --start=360 --screenshot-template=cap_%F_%p_%02n --screenshot-format=jpg --screenshot-directory=/home/manjaro/Pictures/smplayer_screenshots --audio-pitch-correction=yes --volume-max=110 --term-playing-msg=MPV_VERSION=${=mpv-version:}
INFO_VIDEO_WIDTH=${=width}
INFO_VIDEO_HEIGHT=${=height}
INFO_VIDEO_ASPECT=${=video-params/aspect}
INFO_VIDEO_FPS=${=container-fps:${=fps}}
INFO_VIDEO_FORMAT=${=video-format}
INFO_VIDEO_CODEC=${=video-codec}
INFO_AUDIO_FORMAT=${=audio-codec-name}
INFO_AUDIO_CODEC=${=audio-codec}
INFO_AUDIO_RATE=${=audio-params/samplerate}
INFO_AUDIO_NCH=${=audio-params/channel-count}
INFO_LENGTH=${=duration:${=length}}
INFO_DEMUXER=${=current-demuxer:${=demuxer}}
INFO_SEEKABLE=${=seekable}
INFO_TITLES=${=disc-titles}
INFO_CHAPTERS=${=chapters}
INFO_TRACKS_COUNT=${=track-list/count}
METADATA_TITLE=${metadata/by-key/title:}
METADATA_ARTIST=${metadata/by-key/artist:}
METADATA_ALBUM=${metadata/by-key/album:}
METADATA_GENRE=${metadata/by-key/genre:}
METADATA_DATE=${metadata/by-key/date:}
METADATA_TRACK=${metadata/by-key/track:}
METADATA_COPYRIGHT=${metadata/by-key/copyright:}
INFO_MEDIA_TITLE=${=media-title:}
INFO_STREAM_PATH=${stream-path}
 --audio-client-name=SMPlayer --term-status-msg=STATUS: ${=time-pos} / ${=duration:${=length:0}} P: ${=pause} B: ${=paused-for-cache} I: ${=core-idle} VB: ${=video-bitrate:0} AB: ${=audio-bitrate:0} /home/manjaro/Videos/Star.Trek.Discovery.S03E10.720p.WEB.x265-MiNX.mkv

Command line options: '--no-config' '--no-quiet' '--terminal' '--no-msg-color' '--input-ipc-server=/tmp/smplayer-mpv-121c' '--msg-level=ffmpeg/demuxer=error' '-v' '--no-fs' '--hwdec=no' '--sub-auto=fuzzy' '--no-input-default-bindings' '--input-vo-keyboard=no' '--no-input-cursor' '--cursor-autohide=no' '--no-keepaspect' '--wid=5' '--monitorpixelaspect=1' '--osd-level=1' '--osd-scale=1' '--osd-bar-align-y=0.6' '--sub-ass' '--embeddedfonts' '--sub-ass-line-spacing=0' '--sub-scale=1' '--sub-font=Arial' '--sub-color=#ffffffff' '--sub-shadow-color=#ff000000' '--sub-border-color=#ff000000' '--sub-border-size=0.75' '--sub-shadow-offset=2.5' '--sub-font-size=50' '--sub-bold=no' '--sub-italic=no' '--sub-margin-y=8' '--sub-margin-x=20' '--sub-codepage=ISO-8859-1' '--vid=1' '--sid=1' '--sub-pos=100' '--volume=55' '--cache=auto' '--start=360' '--screenshot-template=cap_%F_%p_%02n' '--screenshot-format=jpg' '--screenshot-directory=/home/manjaro/Pictures/smplayer_screenshots' '--audio-pitch-correction=yes' '--volume-max=110' '--term-playing-msg=MPV_VERSION=${=mpv-version:}
[debug] INFO_VIDEO_WIDTH=${=width}
[debug] INFO_VIDEO_HEIGHT=${=height}
[debug] INFO_VIDEO_ASPECT=${=video-params/aspect}
[debug] INFO_VIDEO_FPS=${=container-fps:${=fps}}
[debug] INFO_VIDEO_FORMAT=${=video-format}
[debug] INFO_VIDEO_CODEC=${=video-codec}
[debug] INFO_AUDIO_FORMAT=${=audio-codec-name}
[debug] INFO_AUDIO_CODEC=${=audio-codec}
[debug] INFO_AUDIO_RATE=${=audio-params/samplerate}
[debug] INFO_AUDIO_NCH=${=audio-params/channel-count}
[debug] INFO_LENGTH=${=duration:${=length}}
[debug] INFO_DEMUXER=${=current-demuxer:${=demuxer}}
[debug] INFO_SEEKABLE=${=seekable}
[debug] INFO_TITLES=${=disc-titles}
[debug] INFO_CHAPTERS=${=chapters}
[debug] INFO_TRACKS_COUNT=${=track-list/count}
[debug] METADATA_TITLE=${metadata/by-key/title:}
[debug] METADATA_ARTIST=${metadata/by-key/artist:}
[debug] METADATA_ALBUM=${metadata/by-key/album:}
[debug] METADATA_GENRE=${metadata/by-key/genre:}
[debug] METADATA_DATE=${metadata/by-key/date:}
[debug] METADATA_TRACK=${metadata/by-key/track:}
[debug] METADATA_COPYRIGHT=${metadata/by-key/copyright:}
[debug] INFO_MEDIA_TITLE=${=media-title:}
[debug] INFO_STREAM_PATH=${stream-path}
' '--audio-client-name=SMPlayer' '--term-status-msg=STATUS: ${=time-pos} / ${=duration:${=length:0}} P: ${=pause} B: ${=paused-for-cache} I: ${=core-idle} VB: ${=video-bitrate:0} AB: ${=audio-bitrate:0}' '/home/manjaro/Videos/Star.Trek.Discovery.S03E10.720p.WEB.x265-MiNX.mkv'
mpv 0.33.0 Copyright © 2000-2020 mpv/MPlayer/mplayer2 projects
 built on UNKNOWN
FFmpeg library versions:
   libavutil       56.51.100
   libavcodec      58.91.100
   libavformat     58.45.100
   libswscale      5.7.100
   libavfilter     7.85.100
   libswresample   3.7.100
FFmpeg version: n4.3.1

Configuration: /usr/bin/waf configure --prefix=/usr --confdir=/etc/mpv --enable-cdda --enable-dvb --enable-dvdnav --enable-libarchive --enable-libmpv-shared --disable-build-date
List of enabled features: 52arch alsa asm caca cdda cplayer cplugins cuda-hwaccel cuda-interop debug-build drm dvbin dvdnav egl egl-drm egl-helpers egl-x11 ffmpeg ffnvcodec gbm gbm.h gl gl-wayland glibc-thread-name glob glob-posix gpl iconv jack javascript jpeg lcms2 libarchive libass libavdevice libbluray libdl libm libmpv-shared libplacebo librt linux-fstatfs linux-input-event-codes lua memfd_create optimize plain-gl posix posix-or-mingw pthreads pulse rubberband shaderc shaderc-shared stdatomic uchardet vaapi vaapi-drm vaapi-egl vaapi-vulkan vaapi-wayland vaapi-x-egl vaapi-x11 vdpau vt.h vulkan wayland wayland-protocols x11 xv zlib
Setting option 'config' = 'no' (flags = 8)
Setting option 'quiet' = 'no' (flags = 8)
Setting option 'terminal' = '' (flags = 8)
Setting option 'msg-color' = 'no' (flags = 8)
Setting option 'input-ipc-server' = '/tmp/smplayer-mpv-121c' (flags = 8)
Setting option 'msg-level' = 'ffmpeg/demuxer=error' (flags = 8)
Setting option 'v' = '' (flags = 8)
Setting option 'fs' = 'no' (flags = 8)
Setting option 'hwdec' = 'no' (flags = 8)
Setting option 'sub-auto' = 'fuzzy' (flags = 8)
Setting option 'input-default-bindings' = 'no' (flags = 8)
Setting option 'input-vo-keyboard' = 'no' (flags = 8)
Setting option 'input-cursor' = 'no' (flags = 8)
Setting option 'cursor-autohide' = 'no' (flags = 8)
Setting option 'keepaspect' = 'no' (flags = 8)
Setting option 'wid' = '5' (flags = 8)
Setting option 'monitorpixelaspect' = '1' (flags = 8)
Setting option 'osd-level' = '1' (flags = 8)
Setting option 'osd-scale' = '1' (flags = 8)
Setting option 'osd-bar-align-y' = '0.6' (flags = 8)
Setting option 'sub-ass' = '' (flags = 8)
Setting option 'embeddedfonts' = '' (flags = 8)
Setting option 'sub-ass-line-spacing' = '0' (flags = 8)
Setting option 'sub-scale' = '1' (flags = 8)
Setting option 'sub-font' = 'Arial' (flags = 8)
Setting option 'sub-color' = '#ffffffff' (flags = 8)
Setting option 'sub-shadow-color' = '#ff000000' (flags = 8)
Setting option 'sub-border-color' = '#ff000000' (flags = 8)
Setting option 'sub-border-size' = '0.75' (flags = 8)
Setting option 'sub-shadow-offset' = '2.5' (flags = 8)
Setting option 'sub-font-size' = '50' (flags = 8)
Setting option 'sub-bold' = 'no' (flags = 8)
Setting option 'sub-italic' = 'no' (flags = 8)
Setting option 'sub-margin-y' = '8' (flags = 8)
Setting option 'sub-margin-x' = '20' (flags = 8)
Setting option 'sub-codepage' = 'ISO-8859-1' (flags = 8)
Setting option 'vid' = '1' (flags = 8)
Setting option 'sid' = '1' (flags = 8)
Setting option 'sub-pos' = '100' (flags = 8)
Setting option 'volume' = '55' (flags = 8)
Setting option 'cache' = 'auto' (flags = 8)
Setting option 'start' = '360' (flags = 8)
Setting option 'screenshot-template' = 'cap_%F_%p_%02n' (flags = 8)
Setting option 'screenshot-format' = 'jpg' (flags = 8)
Setting option 'screenshot-directory' = '/home/manjaro/Pictures/smplayer_screenshots' (flags = 8)
Setting option 'audio-pitch-correction' = 'yes' (flags = 8)
Setting option 'volume-max' = '110' (flags = 8)
Setting option 'term-playing-msg' = 'MPV_VERSION=${=mpv-version:}
[debug] INFO_VIDEO_WIDTH=${=width}
[debug] INFO_VIDEO_HEIGHT=${=height}
[debug] INFO_VIDEO_ASPECT=${=video-params/aspect}
[debug] INFO_VIDEO_FPS=${=container-fps:${=fps}}
[debug] INFO_VIDEO_FORMAT=${=video-format}
[debug] INFO_VIDEO_CODEC=${=video-codec}
[debug] INFO_AUDIO_FORMAT=${=audio-codec-name}
[debug] INFO_AUDIO_CODEC=${=audio-codec}
[debug] INFO_AUDIO_RATE=${=audio-params/samplerate}
[debug] INFO_AUDIO_NCH=${=audio-params/channel-count}
[debug] INFO_LENGTH=${=duration:${=length}}
[debug] INFO_DEMUXER=${=current-demuxer:${=demuxer}}
[debug] INFO_SEEKABLE=${=seekable}
[debug] INFO_TITLES=${=disc-titles}
[debug] INFO_CHAPTERS=${=chapters}
[debug] INFO_TRACKS_COUNT=${=track-list/count}
[debug] METADATA_TITLE=${metadata/by-key/title:}
[debug] METADATA_ARTIST=${metadata/by-key/artist:}
[debug] METADATA_ALBUM=${metadata/by-key/album:}
[debug] METADATA_GENRE=${metadata/by-key/genre:}
[debug] METADATA_DATE=${metadata/by-key/date:}
[debug] METADATA_TRACK=${metadata/by-key/track:}
[debug] METADATA_COPYRIGHT=${metadata/by-key/copyright:}
[debug] INFO_MEDIA_TITLE=${=media-title:}
[debug] INFO_STREAM_PATH=${stream-path}
' (flags = 8)
Setting option 'audio-client-name' = 'SMPlayer' (flags = 8)
Setting option 'term-status-msg' = 'STATUS: ${=time-pos} / ${=duration:${=length:0}} P: ${=pause} B: ${=paused-for-cache} I: ${=core-idle} VB: ${=video-bitrate:0} AB: ${=audio-bitrate:0}' (flags = 8)
Waiting for scripts...
[ipc] Starting IPC master
[ipc] Listening to IPC socket.
[osd/libass] Shaper: FriBidi 1.0.10 (SIMPLE) HarfBuzz-ng 2.7.2 (COMPLEX)
[osd/libass] Setting up fonts...
[osd/libass] Using font provider fontconfig
[osd/libass] Done.
Set property: shared-script-properties -> 1
Done loading scripts.
Running hook: ytdl_hook/on_load
[ytdl_hook] ytdl:// hook 
[ytdl_hook] not a ytdl:// url 
[ifo_dvdnav] Opening /home/manjaro/Videos/Star.Trek.Discovery.S03E10.720p.WEB.x265-MiNX.mkv
[bdmv/bluray] Opening /home/manjaro/Videos/Star.Trek.Discovery.S03E10.720p.WEB.x265-MiNX.mkv
[file] Opening /home/manjaro/Videos/Star.Trek.Discovery.S03E10.720p.WEB.x265-MiNX.mkv
[demux] Trying demuxers for level=normal.
[mkv] Deferring reading cues.
[mkv] All headers are parsed!
Set property: shared-script-properties -> 1
[osd/libass] Shaper: FriBidi 1.0.10 (SIMPLE) HarfBuzz-ng 2.7.2 (COMPLEX)
[osd/libass] Setting up fonts...
[osd/libass] Using font provider fontconfig
[osd/libass] Done.
[demux] Detected file format: Matroska
Opening done: /home/manjaro/Videos/Star.Trek.Discovery.S03E10.720p.WEB.x265-MiNX.mkv
Set property: shared-script-properties -> 1
[find_files] Loading external files in /home/manjaro/Videos/
Running hook: ytdl_hook/on_preloaded
[mkv] select track 0
[mkv] select track 1
[mkv] select track 2
 (+) Video --vid=1 (*) 'MiNX - Small HD episodes' (hevc 1280x720 23.976fps)
 (+) Audio --aid=1 --alang=eng (*) 'MiNX - Small HD episodes' (aac 2ch 48000Hz)
 (+) Subs  --sid=1 --slang=eng (*) 'MiNX - Small HD episodes' (subrip)
[display-tags] File tags:
[display-tags]  Comment: MiNX - Small HD episodes
[display-tags]  Title: MiNX - Star.Trek.Discovery.S03E10.720p.WEB.x265-MiNX
[vo/gpu] Probing for best GPU context.
[vo/gpu/opengl] Initializing GPU context 'wayland'
[vo/gpu/wayland] Registered for protocol wl_data_device_manager
[vo/gpu/wayland] Registered for protocol wl_shm
[vo/gpu/wayland] Registered for protocol wl_compositor
[vo/gpu/wayland] Registered for protocol xdg_wm_base
[vo/gpu/wayland] Registered for protocol zwp_idle_inhibit_manager_v1
[vo/gpu/wayland] Registered for protocol zxdg_decoration_manager_v1
[vo/gpu/wayland] Registered for protocol wp_presentation
[vo/gpu/wayland] Registered for protocol wl_seat
[vo/gpu/wayland] Registered for protocol wl_output
[vo/gpu/wayland] Registered for protocol wl_output
[vo/gpu/wayland] GNOME's wayland compositor lacks support for the idle inhibit protocol. This means the screen can blank during playback.
[vo/gpu/wayland] Enabling server decorations
[vo/gpu/opengl] EGL_VERSION=1.4
[vo/gpu/opengl] EGL_VENDOR=Mesa Project
[vo/gpu/opengl] EGL_CLIENT_APIS=OpenGL OpenGL_ES 
[vo/gpu/opengl] Trying to create Desktop OpenGL context.
[vo/gpu/wayland] GL_VERSION='2.1 Mesa 20.2.3'
[vo/gpu/wayland] Detected desktop OpenGL 2.1.
[vo/gpu/wayland] GL_VENDOR='lima'
[vo/gpu/wayland] GL_RENDERER='Mali400'
[vo/gpu/wayland] GL_SHADING_LANGUAGE_VERSION='1.20'
[vo/gpu/wayland] Loaded extension GL_ARB_map_buffer_range.
[vo/gpu/wayland] Loaded extension GL_ARB_vertex_array_object.
[vo/gpu/wayland] Loaded extension GL_ARB_sync.
[vo/gpu/wayland] Loaded extension GL_ARB_get_program_binary.
[vo/gpu/wayland] Loaded extension GL_ARB_debug_output.
[vo/gpu] Disabling HDR peak computation (one or more of the following is not supported: compute shaders=0, SSBO=0).
[vo/gpu] No advanced processing required. Enabling dumb mode.
[vo/gpu/wayland] Registered output <Unknown> <Unknown> (0x23):
[vo/gpu/wayland] 	x: 0px, y: 0px
[vo/gpu/wayland] 	w: 720px (68mm), h: 1440px (136mm)
[vo/gpu/wayland] 	scale: 2
[vo/gpu/wayland] 	Hz: 60.006000
[vo/gpu/wayland] Registered output Unknown MONITOR (0x24):
[vo/gpu/wayland] 	x: 0px, y: 0px
[vo/gpu/wayland] 	w: 1920px (160mm), h: 1080px (90mm)
[vo/gpu/wayland] 	scale: 1
[vo/gpu/wayland] 	Hz: 60.000000
[vo/gpu] Resize: 0x0
[vd] Container reported FPS: 23.976024
[vd] Codec list:
[vd]     hevc - HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding)
[vd]     hevc_v4l2m2m (hevc) - V4L2 mem2mem HEVC decoder wrapper
[vd] Opening decoder hevc
[vd] No hardware decoding requested.
[vd] Using software decoding.
[vd] Detected 4 logical cores.
[vd] Requesting 5 threads for decoding.
[vd] Selected codec: hevc (HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding))
[vf] User filter list:
[vf]   (empty)
[ad] Codec list:
[ad]     aac - AAC (Advanced Audio Coding)
[ad]     aac_fixed (aac) - AAC (Advanced Audio Coding)
[ad] Opening decoder aac
[ad] Requesting 1 threads for decoding.
[ad] Selected codec: aac (AAC (Advanced Audio Coding))
[af] User filter list:
[af]   (empty)
[sub/ass] Shaper: FriBidi 1.0.10 (SIMPLE) HarfBuzz-ng 2.7.2 (COMPLEX)
[sub/ass] Setting up fonts...
[sub/ass] Using font provider fontconfig
[sub/ass] Done.
Starting playback...
[mkv] queuing seek to 360.000000
[mkv] execute seek (to 360.000000 flags 32)
[mkv] Seeking to 261788180 to read header element 0x1c53bb6b.
[file] stream level seek from 131072 to 261788180
[mkv] Parsing cues...
hr-seek, skipping to 360.000000
Set property: shared-script-properties -> 1
[file] stream level seek from 261826669 to 36092789
[mkv] seek done
[af] [in] 48000Hz stereo 2ch floatp
[af] [userspeed] 48000Hz stereo 2ch floatp
[af] [userspeed] (disabled)
[af] [convert] 48000Hz stereo 2ch floatp
[vd] DR failed - disabling.
[vd] Using software decoding.
[vd] Decoder format: 1280x720 yuv420p auto/auto/auto/limited/auto CL=unknown
[vd] Using container aspect ratio.
[vf] [in] 1280x720 yuv420p bt.709/bt.709/bt.1886/limited/display SP=1.000000 CL=mpeg2/4/h264
[vf] [userdeint] 1280x720 yuv420p bt.709/bt.709/bt.1886/limited/display SP=1.000000 CL=mpeg2/4/h264
[vf] [userdeint] (disabled)
[vf] [autorotate] 1280x720 yuv420p bt.709/bt.709/bt.1886/limited/display SP=1.000000 CL=mpeg2/4/h264
[vf] [autorotate] (disabled)
[vf] [convert] 1280x720 yuv420p bt.709/bt.709/bt.1886/limited/display SP=1.000000 CL=mpeg2/4/h264
[vf] [convert] (disabled)
[vf] [out] 1280x720 yuv420p bt.709/bt.709/bt.1886/limited/display SP=1.000000 CL=mpeg2/4/h264
Set property: shared-script-properties -> 1
[ao] Trying audio driver 'pulse'
[ao/pulse] requested format: 48000 Hz, stereo channels, floatp
[ao/pulse] Library version: 14.0.0
[ao/pulse] Proto: 34
[ao/pulse] Server proto: 4294967295
[ao/pulse] Channel layouts:
[ao/pulse]  - #fl
[ao/pulse]  - #fr
[ao/pulse]  - #fc
[ao/pulse]  - #lfe
[ao/pulse]  - #bl
[ao/pulse]  - #br
[ao/pulse]  - #flc
[ao/pulse]  - #frc
[ao/pulse]  - #bc
[ao/pulse]  - #sl
[ao/pulse]  - #sr
[ao/pulse]  - #tc
[ao/pulse]  - #tfl
[ao/pulse]  - #tfc
[ao/pulse]  - #tfr
[ao/pulse]  - #tbl
[ao/pulse]  - #tbc
[ao/pulse]  - #tbr
[ao/pulse] result: stereo
[ao/pulse] device buffer: 4800 samples.
[ao/pulse] using soft-buffer of 9600 samples.
AO: [pulse] 48000Hz stereo 2ch float
AO: Description: PulseAudio audio output
[autoconvert] inserting resampler
[swresample] format change, reinitializing resampler
[swresample] 48000Hz stereo floatp -> 48000Hz stereo float
[af] [out] 48000Hz stereo 2ch float
VO: [gpu] 1280x720 yuv420p
VO: Description: Shader-based GPU Renderer
[vo/gpu] reconfig to 1280x720 yuv420p bt.709/bt.709/bt.1886/limited/display SP=1.000000 CL=mpeg2/4/h264
[vo/gpu/wayland] Reconfiguring!
[vo/gpu] Resize: 1280x720
[vo/gpu] Window size: 1280x720 (Borders: l=0 t=0 r=0 b=0)
[vo/gpu] Video source: 1280x720 (1:1)
[vo/gpu] Video display: (0, 0) 1280x720 -> (0, 0) 1280x720
[vo/gpu] Video scale: 1.000000/1.000000
[vo/gpu] OSD borders: l=0 t=0 r=0 b=0
[vo/gpu] Video borders: l=0 t=0 r=0 b=0
[vo/gpu] Texture for plane 0: 1280x720
[vo/gpu] Texture for plane 1: 640x360
[vo/gpu] Texture for plane 2: 640x360
[vo/gpu] No advanced processing required. Enabling dumb mode.
[vo/gpu/wayland] Handling resize on the egl side
[vo/gpu] Resize: 1280x720
[vo/gpu] Window size: 1280x720 (Borders: l=0 t=0 r=0 b=0)
[vo/gpu] Video source: 1280x720 (1:1)
[vo/gpu] Video display: (0, 0) 1280x720 -> (0, 0) 1280x720
[vo/gpu] Video scale: 1.000000/1.000000
[vo/gpu] OSD borders: l=0 t=0 r=0 b=0
[vo/gpu] Video borders: l=0 t=0 r=0 b=0
[ipc_0] Client connected
[sub/ass] fontselect: (Arial, 400, 0) -> /usr/share/fonts/gsfonts/NimbusSans-Regular.otf, 0, NimbusSans-Regular
[vo/gpu] Reallocating OSD texture to 1024x128.
[vo/gpu/wayland] Surface entered output <Unknown> <Unknown> (0x23), scale = 2
first video frame after restart shown
[vo/gpu/wayland] Handling resize on the egl side
[vo/gpu] Resize: 2560x1440
[vo/gpu] Window size: 2560x1440 (Borders: l=0 t=0 r=0 b=0)
[vo/gpu] Video source: 1280x720 (1:1)
[vo/gpu] Video display: (0, 0) 1280x720 -> (0, 0) 2560x1440
[vo/gpu] Video scale: 2.000000/2.000000
[vo/gpu] OSD borders: l=0 t=0 r=0 b=0
[vo/gpu] Video borders: l=0 t=0 r=0 b=0
[vo/gpu] Assuming 60.006000 FPS for display sync.
INFO_VIDEO_DSIZE=1280x720
[vo/gpu] Reallocating OSD texture to 2048x256.
audio ready
starting audio playback
MPV_VERSION=mpv 0.33.0
INFO_VIDEO_WIDTH=1280
INFO_VIDEO_HEIGHT=720
INFO_VIDEO_ASPECT=1.777778
INFO_VIDEO_FPS=23.976025
INFO_VIDEO_FORMAT=hevc
INFO_VIDEO_CODEC=hevc (HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding))
INFO_AUDIO_FORMAT=aac
INFO_AUDIO_CODEC=aac (AAC (Advanced Audio Coding))
INFO_AUDIO_RATE=48000
INFO_AUDIO_NCH=2
INFO_LENGTH=2974.677000
INFO_DEMUXER=mkv
INFO_SEEKABLE=yes
INFO_TITLES=
INFO_CHAPTERS=0
INFO_TRACKS_COUNT=3
METADATA_TITLE=MiNX - Star.Trek.Discovery.S03E10.720p.WEB.x265-MiNX
METADATA_ARTIST=
METADATA_ALBUM=
METADATA_GENRE=
METADATA_DATE=
METADATA_TRACK=
METADATA_COPYRIGHT=
INFO_MEDIA_TITLE=MiNX - Star.Trek.Discovery.S03E10.720p.WEB.x265-MiNX
INFO_STREAM_PATH=/home/manjaro/Videos/Star.Trek.Discovery.S03E10.720p.WEB.x265-MiNX.mkv

[ao/pulse] starting AO
playback restart complete @ 360.006000, audio=playing, video=playing
Set property: shared-script-properties -> 1
INFO_TRACK_0: video 1 '' 'MiNX - Small HD episodes' yes
INFO_TRACK_1: audio 1 'eng' 'MiNX - Small HD episodes' yes
INFO_TRACK_2: sub 1 'eng' 'MiNX - Small HD episodes' yes
Set property: shared-script-properties -> 1
Set property: shared-script-properties -> 1
[vo/gpu/wayland] Enabling idle inhibitor
Set property: sub-visibility=yes -> 1

Audio/Video desynchronisation detected! Possible reasons include too slow
hardware, temporary CPU spikes, broken drivers, and broken files. Audio
position will not match to the video (see A-V status field).

[vo/gpu/wayland] Surface entered output Unknown MONITOR (0x24), scale = 1
[vo/gpu/wayland] Handling resize on the egl side
[vo/gpu] Resize: 1280x720
[vo/gpu] Window size: 1280x720 (Borders: l=0 t=0 r=0 b=0)
[vo/gpu] Video source: 1280x720 (1:1)
[vo/gpu] Video display: (0, 0) 1280x720 -> (0, 0) 1280x720
[vo/gpu] Video scale: 1.000000/1.000000
[vo/gpu] OSD borders: l=0 t=0 r=0 b=0
[vo/gpu] Video borders: l=0 t=0 r=0 b=0
[vo/gpu] Assuming 60.000000 FPS for display sync.
Set property: shared-script-properties -> 1
[vo/gpu/wayland] Surface entered output <Unknown> <Unknown> (0x23), scale = 2
[vo/gpu/wayland] Handling resize on the egl side
[vo/gpu] Resize: 2560x1440
[vo/gpu] Window size: 2560x1440 (Borders: l=0 t=0 r=0 b=0)
[vo/gpu] Video source: 1280x720 (1:1)
[vo/gpu] Video display: (0, 0) 1280x720 -> (0, 0) 2560x1440
[vo/gpu] Video scale: 2.000000/2.000000
[vo/gpu] OSD borders: l=0 t=0 r=0 b=0
[vo/gpu] Video borders: l=0 t=0 r=0 b=0
[vo/gpu] Assuming 60.006000 FPS for display sync.
Set property: shared-script-properties -> 1
[vo/gpu] Reallocating OSD texture to 2048x512.

Hello,

It seems you are with the default image installed, and if i recall correctly that was Beta1 with Phosh.

I would suggest to try and update, eventually edit /etc/pacman-mirrors.conf and modify the Branch line to be like this:

Branch = arm-testing

then run from terminal:
sudo pacman-mirrors -f && sudo pacman -Syyu
The password is the PIN code 123456
Reboot the phone once that is done. It might give you some troubles at reboot and you might have to turn it off and on again. After that try again to play the videos.

In case of failure, use Jumpdrive to be able to flash the img on the eMMC

See here more detailed instructions for that
https://wiki.pine64.org/index.php/PinePhone_Installation_Instructions

Get the latest img from here

Hello, thank you @bogdancovaciu for your suggestions. Just noting; so, I have tried updating as you first suggested, and I have not seen any improvement. The problem persists. At the first run of lollypop I get a gst-plugins error and the constant disk mounts are still there. Nice try, but it looks like we have more than an update problem. It looks like a mounting problem. I’d hate to think it’s a hardware problem. It’s brand new.

Will do some tests later and see what i find, and also will notify the team to see if they have some ideas.

Update:

Managed to reproduce the issue:

  • Using Open Media from whatever Player, it will try to mount in loop all the “partitions” making the browsing almost impossible
  • The File Manager will do the same if moving or copying some files from whatever place/folder to another place/folder

Inconvenient Workaround:

  • From the File Manager you open the file you want to play by clicking/tapping on it and it will start the default player defined in Settings > Default Applications
  • For multiple files is best then to use Enqueue in SMPlayer in Default Applications

Tested:

  • Lollypop
  • VLC (even tho it gives a strange error when i first run it) - the UI is not scaling properly
  • SMPlayer; once installed the system will default automatically to mpv Media Player but the interface is way to small to deal with it. It plays fine all the files i tested, but the phone needs to be set manually to Landscape to have good visuals.
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Thanks so much for looking into this. Indeed, I also get a root and boot constant mount and unmount. Just to add; not sure if your system is similar to mine but the workaround does not work for me. Indeed, selecting songs as you have mentioned in this way as completely corrupted the bootloader for the OS and I now cannot boot into the manjaro OS.

I popped in a Ubuntu image to boot the phone from, and I recieved some errors:

failed to add storage device: make sure the storage device is correctly formatted

I’m still a bit new to this and I don’t know whether this is related, but I thought I’d mention it all the same.

edit: It seems the phone was on low power. The reason I couldn’t boot into manjaro was, it seems, because it didn’t have the power to boot, even with the power plugged into a fast charger, booting was refused. Strange, that booting to the manjaro OS doesn’t immediately draw power from the supply and Ubuntu touch does. There is still much to learn, here.