Bug 164406 - totem video player seems to be unable to play MPEG video files
totem video player seems to be unable to play MPEG video files
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: totem (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: John (J5) Palmieri
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Reported: 2005-07-27 14:36 EDT by Dave Knight
Modified: 2013-03-13 00:48 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-07-27 14:55:18 EDT
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video file sent received via... no idea of content (3.18 MB, video/mpeg)
2005-07-27 14:36 EDT, Dave Knight
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Description Dave Knight 2005-07-27 14:36:17 EDT
Description of problem:
Attempts to "play" a foo.mpeg file result in an error dialog containing:

   Totem could not play 'file:///home/dmk/russian_hidden_camera.mpeg'.

   There were no decoders found to handle the stream in file
"file:///home/dmk/russian_hidden_camera.mpeg", you might need to install the
corresponding plugins

Unfortunately, I could find no "corresponding plugins available anywhere.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

  totem-1.0.4-1

How reproducible:

  always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. attempt to open a  .mpeg movie file.
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Actual results:

   error dialog displayed

Expected results:
  
   mpeg movie (with both video & sound) should be played in totem "screen"

Additional info:

   example of failing mpeg video file attached
Comment 1 Dave Knight 2005-07-27 14:36:21 EDT
Created attachment 117203 [details]
video file sent received via... no idea of content
Comment 2 John (J5) Palmieri 2005-07-27 14:54:48 EDT
mpeg isn't supported or shipped in Fedora because of patents.

You can go to totem's homepage http://www.gnome.org/projects/totem/ for more
information on getting mpeg and other format to work with totem.  Look under the
codec heading.

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