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|Summary:||mp3 preview broken/disabled|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Michael Wardle <michael.wardle>|
|Component:||nautilus||Assignee:||Alexander Larsson <alexl>|
|Status:||CLOSED NOTABUG||QA Contact:||Jay Turner <jturner>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2003-02-17 21:16:16 EST||Type:||---|
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Description Michael Wardle 2002-12-15 17:29:17 EST
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.2) Gecko/20021202 Description of problem: When I mouse over an Ogg Vorbis (.ogg) audio file in Nautilus, a preview of the song is played until I mouse off the file's icon. Despite having installed third-party MP3 audio file players including mad, no preview occurs when mousing over an MP3 (.mp3) audio file in Nautilus. Attempting to rectify this, I right-clicked the file's icon, selected Open With->Other Viewer..., then selected "Associate Application", however the viewer drop-down list was grayed out, whereas the equivalent Ogg menu is active. I understand MP3 support has been removed from a standard Red Hat 8 installation, but I feel MP3 playback should still be fully functional if the user/administrator has installed the relevant MP3 software such as mad/mpg321/mpg123. I have single-click activation mode enabled. I imagine a preview occurs under double-click activation mode by single-clicking to select the file's icon. It is possible this functionality was disabled as an (IMHO) overzealous fix for (or related to) bug 69921. I am not aware of any workaround. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. install third-party MP3 playback tools such as mad 2. open a directory containing MP3 audio files in Nautilus 3. perform the usual action to initiate a file preview Actual Results: Nothing. Expected Results: The song begins playing. Additional info:
Comment 1 Michael Wardle 2002-12-15 18:27:44 EST
A more likely reason for this behavior is that no known MP3 player is installed, as /usr/share/mime-info/gnome-vfs.* does not have mpg123, mpg321, or mad listed as a supported handler application. I tried adding an entry for mad in what seemed the relevant section, however I was then unable to start a GNOME session. I will try again. Sorry if my previous comments were incorrect.
Comment 2 Havoc Pennington 2002-12-15 20:30:56 EST
We can't leave the mp3 support that forks mpeg123. i.e. we can't leave a reference to mpg123 or anything like that. libmad doesn't support "plugins" in any sense. If upstream GNOME implements some sort of generic plugin system where you can add mp3 support without us having any explicit reference to anything remotely mp3-related, and the plugin system is also useful for non-mp3 stuff, then we could include that plugin system.
Comment 3 Havoc Pennington 2002-12-16 13:20:51 EST
Changing to MoveUpstream keyword instead of GnomeUpstream tracking bug. sorry about the spam.
Comment 4 Michael Wardle 2003-02-17 21:16:16 EST
The behavior being experienced is deliberate, so this is ->NOTABUG.