Bug 381401 - Floating mouse point over .ogg files doesn't play them
Floating mouse point over .ogg files doesn't play them
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nautilus (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tomáš Bžatek
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 151282 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2007-11-13 21:17 EST by Rodd Clarkson
Modified: 2015-03-03 17:31 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 02:25:12 EST
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Description Rodd Clarkson 2007-11-13 21:17:48 EST
Description of problem:

If I float my mouse pointer over .wav and .mp3 files, a music icon appears and
the file starts to play after a moment and then continues until such time as the
pointer moves.

This doesn't happen with .ogg files.  Neither the icon appears, not the file plays.

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

[rodd@localhost ~]$ rpm -q nautilus
Comment 1 Will Woods 2007-11-15 12:35:28 EST
.flac plays fine as well. Not sure why we don't get audio previews for .ogg.
Adding bnocera, since he's the one who cooked up that sweet little patch.
Comment 2 Bastien Nocera 2007-11-15 12:51:15 EST
What's the output of "gnomevfs-ls" in the directory where the files are?
Comment 3 Bastien Nocera 2007-11-15 13:06:11 EST
n/m, I remember now. The problem is that we don't check for equivalences in
mime-type, and the list of mime-types doesn't match the exact one used in the

Any who would want to update nautilus with this patch is welcome:
(from http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=486827#c17)
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2007-12-20 14:53:40 EST
nautilus-2.20.0-7.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 testing repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
 If you want to test the update, you can install it with 
 su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update nautilus'
Comment 5 Rodd Clarkson 2007-12-20 17:40:27 EST
After installing this version of nautilus (and the restarting it be runnning
`killall nautilus` this is still a problem

Floating over an ogg file still does not preview the file.
Comment 6 A S Alam 2008-01-25 03:52:04 EST
test for rawhide,
it is working with following package:
Comment 7 Bastien Nocera 2008-01-25 08:42:52 EST
(In reply to comment #5)
> After installing this version of nautilus (and the restarting it be runnning
> `killall nautilus` this is still a problem
> Floating over an ogg file still does not preview the file.

What's the mime-type of the file as shown in the properties tab of nautilus?
Does previewing other file types (say MP3 files) work?
Comment 8 Jakub 'Livio' Rusinek 2008-01-31 13:25:51 EST
>killall nautilus
Never do this.

Better use "nautilus -q" and then run "nautilus" without any switches and
parameters, from GNOME run dialog or console.
Comment 9 Rodd Clarkson 2008-01-31 17:49:25 EST
Right, after a reboot it still doesn't work.

Mime type for .ogg files is audio/x-vorbis+ogg

Mime type for .mp3 file is audio/mpeg

nautilus version is 2.20.0-7.fc8
Comment 10 petrosyan 2008-03-10 03:18:44 EDT
*** Bug 151282 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 11 Bastien Nocera 2008-03-28 07:37:56 EDT
I can't reproduce the problem here.

You can try doing:
gnomevfs-cat <local file path> | gst-launch-0.10 playbin uri=fd://0

Also make sure that:
1. audio preview is enabled in the preferences
2. Pulseaudio is running
Comment 12 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 03:25:05 EST
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Comment 13 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 02:25:12 EST
Fedora 8 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-01-07. Fedora 8 is 
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug.

If you can reproduce this bug against a currently maintained version of 
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Thank you for reporting this bug and we are sorry it could not be fixed.
Comment 14 Rodd Clarkson 2014-06-15 18:20:22 EDT
It looks like this bug is closed, but if it isn't it should be.

Is this functionality Gnome even still has, or wants?

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