On a fresh F25 Mate install opening a video file gives the Parole media player. If the required codec is not available a dialog is shown
"Aditional software is required
Parole need a H.264 decoder to play this file. It can be installed automatically.
[Don't Install] [Install]"
If I click install I get:
** Message: PackageKit: Codec nice name: H.264 (High Profile) decoder
** Message: PackageKit: ignoring field named level
** Message: PackageKit: ignoring field named profile
** Message: PackageKit: structure: gstreamer1(decoder-video/x-h264)()(64bit)
** Message: PackageKit: Did not install codec: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.freedesktop.PackageKit was not provided by any .service files
It would be great if the auto codec install worked on Fedora MATE. Otherwise if that can't be done, it should not be offered. Perhaps the message could say "Please install gnome-software in order to use auto codec install" (assuming that would work).
Well, in order for this to work, PackageKit needs to be installed.
I guess it's not on the mate spin?
If you install PackageKit does it start working?
I tried installing PackageKit but that does not seem to be enough on its own (I get the same error). If I install gnome-software, then the install button triggers a notification that launches gnome-software and finds the package. But gnome-software does not seem to be fully working (it does not show any packages on the front page), though it did seem to set up the cisco repo and install the openh264 package. Parole still wont play the file I have. Those are somewhat separate issues though.
I guess the good solutions to the original bug are:
1) Ship enough of PackageKit/gnome-software in the MATE spin
2) Make parole inform you what is needed for auto code install
I am not sure if parole can inform about the packages needed.
This would have to handled by packagekit I would imagine?
A subpackage of packagekit is needed to get this working, but i forgot which one :-)
Personal i simply install gstreamer1-libav, gstreamer1-plugins-bad-free and gstreamer1-plugins-bad-freeworld to play videos, but all this is from rpmfusion and nonfree.
In general the Mate spin use yumex-dnf as package-manager and we don't need packagekit or gnome-software.
If parole need this for installing nonfree software than it is paroles job to add all dependencies.
Btw. Mate desktop is marked as an 'incompatible desktop' in a gsettings key by gnome-software by their developer from redhat.
Sadly those guy ignore that we added appdata infos to our apps before he marked Mate as 'incompatible desktop'.
Sorry, i do not add something to Mate spin which do not want to work with MATE.
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database. Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
Any news regarding this issue?
The package we need to install for parole to suggest codecs would be PackageKit-gstreamer-plugin I think.
However, xfce spin does not ship packagekit by default (nor do I want to change it now). I would if I could add it as Suggests: for parole.
Kevin, Wolfgang - what do you guys think?
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