Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 221120
totem-mozplugin claims to handle .mp3 files but can't
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:52 EST
I have the following RPMs installed:
In Firefox, about:plugins says that totem-mozplugin-2.16.3-1.fc6 is claiming to
handle files of type "audio/mpeg / MP3 audio / mp3", but in Firefox, when I
click on a link to an MP3, I get an error message from Totem:
"You do not have a decoder installed to handle this file. You might need to
install the necessary plugins."
This is the same error message I get if I try to use totem to play the file
I was puzzled why totem couldn't play mp3s when xine could, and I found that
it's using the gstreamer backend. (There is no obvious way in the totem GUI to
The upshot: The plugin package should not claim to handle file types that totem
can't actually handle.
As a workaround, I have uninstalled totem-mozplugin, so that I can use xmms to
(In reply to comment #0)
> I have the following RPMs installed:
> The upshot: The plugin package should not claim to handle file types that totem
> can't actually handle.
The plugin has no way of knowing whether there will be an MP3 plugin to handle
the stream. I've added an item to the Totem FAQ:
> As a workaround, I have uninstalled totem-mozplugin, so that I can use xmms to
> play mp3s.
If there was a way to disable the plugins without uninstalling them, I didn't
find it. https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=19118 looks like it's
still not implemented fully.