Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 461433
CodecBuddy notice invites you to install proprietary codecs when you play some Ogg files
Last modified: 2008-09-07 19:40:44 EDT
Description of problem:
The CodecBuddy support brings up the proprietary codec notice in all cases when it encounters a codec that it can't play.
Ogg/Skeleton streams (http://wiki.xiph.org/OggSkeleton) are produced by modern Ogg/Theora encoders. The gstreamer shipped with Fedora doesn't know what to do with Skeleton (nor does it really need to) so the user gets the confusing invitation to install proprietary codecs and the admonishment to use free formats when they ARE using a free format.
Subtitles (Ogg/Kate http://wiki.xiph.org/index.php/OggKate) also trigger this behavior.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Whatever is shipping in F9
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Take a fresh F9 system which hasn't been told not to display the codec warning anymore.
2. Visit http://ubuntu.media.mit.edu/gnu/ and view the videos
Confusing and misleading warning.
Video plays without protest (because the file is Ogg/ and non-free formats are very rare in Ogg, or because the software has a blacklist of non-free formats)
The first one is already fixed in GStreamer in rawhide, we need to backport the patch to F-9 (bug #458404).
The second one is also a bug in GStreamer, or the fact that the video is busted. See http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=550582