Bug 208951 - Add meaningful error message explaining lack of MP3 support when one tries to play an MP3
Add meaningful error message explaining lack of MP3 support when one tries to...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: totem (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bastien Nocera
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Reported: 2006-10-02 15:07 EDT by Sam Knuth
Modified: 2013-01-09 23:05 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-09-20 10:43:38 EDT
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Description Sam Knuth 2006-10-02 15:07:28 EDT
Description of problem:
When you try to play an Mp3 either a) nothing happens, or b) you get an "ugly"
codec or missing plugin error. I propose instead having an error window that
explains briefly why Fedora doesn't support MP3 and providng a link here:


After discussion on fedora-mktg-list I'm filing this agains distribution instead
of a specific player. If it has to be a specific player I suppose rhythmbox
would be the candidate.
Comment 1 Jesse Keating 2006-10-02 15:11:15 EDT
Or rather gstreamer since gstreamer serves as the underpinning of many of the
audio/video players.  Realistically each player backend would have to be
configured, thus it would make more sense to file against each player backend.
Comment 2 Bastien Nocera 2007-02-01 06:19:25 EST
This should be filed against the players themselves. It's also the point of the
CodecBuddy work. Moving to Totem.
Comment 3 Bastien Nocera 2007-09-20 10:43:38 EDT
Fixed with the addition of codeina in F8.

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