Package Details: vcsi 7.0.16-1

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Package Base: vcsi
Description: Create video contact sheets, thumbnails
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Licenses: MIT
Submitter: spiridow
Maintainer: spiridow
Last Packager: spiridow
Votes: 10
Popularity: 0.006674
First Submitted: 2015-05-02 15:26 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2023-09-23 12:05 (UTC)

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m040601 commented on 2023-09-12 01:12 (UTC) (edited on 2023-09-12 01:15 (UTC) by m040601)

Not currently working.

Last Updated:   2018-12-30 07:52 (UTC)

$ vcsi some_video.mp4

Processing some_video.mp4...
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/vcsi", line 33, in <module>
    sys.exit(load_entry_point('vcsi==7', 'console_scripts', 'vcsi')())
  File "/usr/lib/python3.11/site-packages/vcsi/", line 3, in main
  File "/usr/lib/python3.11/site-packages/vcsi/", line 1331, in main
    process_file(filename, args)
  File "/usr/lib/python3.11/site-packages/vcsi/", line 1341, in process_file
    media_info = MediaInfo(
  File "/usr/lib/python3.11/site-packages/vcsi/", line 90, in __init__
  File "/usr/lib/python3.11/site-packages/vcsi/", line 116, in probe_media
    output = subprocess.check_output(ffprobe_command)
  File "/usr/lib/python3.11/", line 466, in check_output
    return run(*popenargs, stdout=PIPE, timeout=timeout, check=True,
  File "/usr/lib/python3.11/", line 571, in run
    raise CalledProcessError(retcode, process.args,
subprocess.CalledProcessError: Command '['ffprobe', '-v', 'quiet', '-print_format', 'json', '-show_format', '-show_streams', 'some_video.mp4']' returned non-zero exit status 1.

AUR PKGBUILD "vcsi-git" works without any problem.

There are no "releases" in github since 2017, but there is recent activiyt in the main repo.

xlucn commented on 2023-08-10 01:57 (UTC)

It is actually versioned, but minor/patch version updates are only in the files:

What about manually specify the commit hash of each version? E.g., for version 7.0.16, the commit is: Then download this file in PKGBUILD:

nevernow commented on 2022-02-24 14:00 (UTC)

Upstream is actively developed, but without numbered releases since more than 4 years. Using vcsi-git is definitely better.

Rus commented on 2019-11-13 21:22 (UTC)

This version breaks about wmv, there is no such problem with the git version

Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/vcsi", line 11, in <module> load_entry_point('vcsi==7', 'console_scripts', 'vcsi')() File "/usr/lib/python3.7/site-packages/vcsi/", line 3, in main vcsi.vcsi.main() File "/usr/lib/python3.7/site-packages/vcsi/", line 1331, in main process_file(filename, args) File "/usr/lib/python3.7/site-packages/vcsi/", line 1343, in process_file verbose=args.is_verbose) File "/usr/lib/python3.7/site-packages/vcsi/", line 93, in init self.compute_display_resolution() File "/usr/lib/python3.7/site-packages/vcsi/", line 157, in compute_display_resolution sample_aspect_ratio = self.video_stream["sample_aspect_ratio"] KeyError: 'sample_aspect_ratio'

tmoorman commented on 2017-01-10 19:07 (UTC)

If you have python 3.6 installed then you need to rebuild the package and reinstall. Otherwise, vcsi looks in /usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages for its files and can't find them since they are in /usr/lib/python3.5/site-packages. Rebuilding the package puts them in 3.6