Bug 442481 - Nautilus Sound preview works for .mp3's, but not for Vorbis .ogg's/.FLAC's [NEEDINFO]
Nautilus Sound preview works for .mp3's, but not for Vorbis .ogg's/.FLAC's
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gstreamer (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Adam Jackson
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-04-14 21:27 EDT by Gian Paolo Mureddu
Modified: 2009-01-09 01:23 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 01:23:17 EST
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Description Gian Paolo Mureddu 2008-04-14 21:27:55 EDT
Description of problem:
Nautilus' Sound Preview works perfectly fine with audio files encoded in the
proprietary .mp3 format, but fails to preview files encoded with the free Vorbis
codec and encapsulated into .ogg files. Same for FLAC files. Wav files play also

Looking at what application is the one responsible for actually providing
Nautilus with sound preview using Pavucontrol, I saw that this was gst-launcher,
which is part of the gstreamer package, as such I marked this bug against
Gstreamer and not Nautilus as such, as Gstreamer is the one providing the
backend support. Since I have installed the GStreamer-Plugins-Ugly package for
the necessary .mp3 format support, I imagine that is the reason why .mp3's and
.wav's are previewed, but not so .ogg's and FLACs. Since Totem can perfectly
playback ogg files and FLAC files, I'd assume that the gstreamer plugin for
handling these is already installed, only not used by gst-launcher or for some
reason not parsed to gst-launcher for preview.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Head to /usr/share/sounds in Nautilus and hover the mouse over the many .wav
and .ogg files there.
2. Create or download a legal .mp3, install the plugins so gstreamer can handle
it (fluendo) and hover the mouse over the file in Nautilus, the file should be
previewed just fine.
Actual results:
Sound Preview in Nautilus doesn't work for .ogg or .flac files.

Expected results:
Sound Preview to work with these file formats as well as it does with .wav on
default settings. Kind of dissapointing to see this "just work" with .mp3's ;-)
Comment 1 Gian Paolo Mureddu 2008-04-15 01:09:48 EDT
Forgot to mention that this happens in Fedora 8 x86_64
Comment 2 Bastien Nocera 2008-05-19 05:56:55 EDT
Do the files that you expect to be playing back actually have a sound icon
showing up on them when you hover?
Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 05:29:47 EST
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Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 01:23:17 EST
Fedora 8 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-01-07. Fedora 8 is 
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