Bug 149698 - gstreamer fails to find the capability to play m4a's even when appropriate plugin is installed
Summary: gstreamer fails to find the capability to play m4a's even when appropriate pl...
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: gstreamer-plugins   
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Version: 4.0
Hardware: i686 Linux
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Assignee: Monty
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Reported: 2005-02-25 15:07 UTC by rob
Modified: 2013-10-20 22:41 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-06-20 16:09:55 UTC
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Description rob 2005-02-25 15:07:23 UTC
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Description of problem:
gstreamer fails to find the capability to play m4a's even when an
appropriate plugin is installed.  this problem can be fixed by adding
this patch from upstream:


RCS file: /cvs/gstreamer/gst-plugins/gst/typefind/gsttypefindfunctions.c,v
retrieving revision 1.51
retrieving revision 1.52
diff -u -r1.51 -r1.52
--- gsttypefindfunctions.c	2004/10/07 09:56:43	1.51
+++ gsttypefindfunctions.c	2004/10/25 09:01:43	1.52
@@ -878,7 +878,7 @@
   guint8 *data = gst_type_find_peek (tf, 4, 8);
   if (data && memcmp (data, "ftypM4A ", 8) == 0) {
-    gst_type_find_suggest (tf, GST_TYPE_FIND_MAXIMUM, AAC_CAPS);
+    gst_type_find_suggest (tf, GST_TYPE_FIND_MAXIMUM, M4A_CAPS);

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install gstreamer-plugins-aac, which requires faad and faac.
$ rpm -ivh \
\ http://www.stl.gtri.gatech.edu/rmyers/faad2-2.0-2.20040923.rf.i386.rpm \

2. ensure that gstreamer registers the plugin.
$ gst-register | grep faad

3. check that gstreamer can find the correct plugin to handle an m4a.
$ gst-typefind-i386 a.m4a

Actual Results:  gst-typefind returns this:
a.m4a - No type found

Expected Results:  gst-typefind should return:
a.m4a - audio/x-m4a

Additional info:

the upstream patch is located here:

this may also fix FC-3 bug #137706

Comment 1 Jiri Pallich 2012-06-20 16:09:55 UTC
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