Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 432671
Rhythmbox hijacks video files
Last modified: 2008-10-04 05:18:24 EDT
Description of problem:
Upgraded to rhythmbox-0.11.3-7.fc8+GNOME-2.20.3, rebooted, started GNOME
session, tried to open an MPEG video file. Previously Totem showed those files
all ok, now Rhythmbox hijacks them all but fails miserably as no video is shown,
only audio is sometimes played. Same happens with all other video type files.
And no, using System->Preferences->Personal->Preferred Applications does not work.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Configure Totem as default multimedia app
2. Doubleclick on a video file, e.g., an MPEG file
3. See how Rhythmbox fails miserably to show any video
Rhythmbox is started but it just hangs or sometimes only plays audio. I am
Totem plays show my video clip.
I even removed all my settings under my home directory, started GNOME with clean
table, but still the problem persists.
I don't see that here. Does it still happen for you?
What's the mime-type nautilus gives you for the file (right-click->properties)?
Which version of shared-mime-info are you using?
If it shows up as something that's not an audio file, could you please get the
first 1000k of the file ("dd if=file.mpg of=test.mpg bs=1024 count=1000"), and
make them available?
Thanks for looking into this. With latest updates for Fedora 8 as of 2008-03-27
I still see this problem. To reproduce I did this:
# init 3
# useradd mrtest
# passwd mrtest
<logout everybody, login as mrtest>
$ wget http://www.redhat.com/v/magazine/ogg/cox-issues.ogg
Properties for the file is video/x-theora+ogg. When double clicked, Rhythmbox is
trying to play it. If I open Totem and drag the file to it, video plays ok.
localhost:~> rpm -q shared-mime-info
localhost:~> rpm -V shared-mime-info
There's unfortunately nothing we can do here. Ogg files (video and/or audio)
used to all have the .ogg suffix.
Rename your file to .ogv, and it should work as expected.
But this happens also with .mpg and .wmv files :(
And, yes, with .ogv. If I rename the file mentioned above, it is also opened
shared-mime-info-0.23-2.fc8 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 8
shared-mime-info-0.23-2.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 shared-mime-info'. You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F8/FEDORA-2008-2786
I'm happy to confirm that shared-mime-info-0.23-2.fc8 fixes the issue.
Leave a positive comment on the update page then.
Long since fixed and verified, closing.