Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 182236
Totem-mozplugin takes over capabilities it does not have
Last modified: 2013-03-13 00:49:56 EDT
Totem takes over the following when totem-plugin is installed:
video/quicktime QT video mov Yes
application/x-mplayer2 AVI video avi, wma, wmv Yes
video/mpeg MPEG video mpg, mpeg, mpe Yes
video/x-ms-asf-plugin ASF video asf, wmv Yes
video/x-ms-wmv WMV video wmv Yes
application/ogg Ogg multimedia ogg Yes
application/x-google-vlc-plugin Google VLC plugin Yes
application/x-vlc-plugin VideoLAN plugin Yes
audio/wav WAV audio wav Yes
Yet it is not capable of playing MPEG video... when I attempt to play mpeg video
with totem it locks up the browser. The same happens with quicktime. There's no
error message of any kind - just locks up. On the other hand when such content
is ran through totem (the standalone application) it complains about missing codecs.
I know that totem uses gstreamer, and at the moment I don't have 64-bit mpeg
support for gstreamer installed. However, that's not the point of this bug.
mozplugger is able to successfully play all content that I'm interested in.
However, totem-mozplugger overrides it when installed, which is particularly
evil. Totem should know exactly what it can and can't play, and shouldn't take
over file extensions it is unable to handle.
Please file this bug upstream at bugzilla.gnome.org. totem-mozplugin is highly
experimental and was enabled but not installed by default because there were
requests for it. Solution is to remove the packages for now and file the bug
upstream as they are in a better possition to fix the issues.