Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 598580
totem doesn't check for codec on subsequent plays
Last modified: 2012-08-16 15:58:09 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #595892 +++
Description of problem:
Say I have a fresh system, and I have an mpg I'm trying to play.
Totem gives me a popup (I think through packagekit) that it can search for the
appropriate codec. So I told it, okay, go search, and it didn't find it.
Keeping totem open, I set up rpm fusion and installed the gstreamer-*-plugins
via yum in a terminal. I went back to the totem window and hit play. It gave me
a message saying it couldn't play the movie, it was missing codecs.
I closed totem. I re-opened it. The movie played fine.
I think maybe totem should check again when I hit play after doing the manual
codec install? It seemed to be assuming it didn't have the codec and not
Maybe it's a silly issue, but when I was in the thick of it, it confused me a
lot until I figured out what was going on and thought to restart totem. I
figured it would be worth a bug report, just in case.
it's a little hard to reproduce because you can't have the codecs already
installed to reproduce it.
--- Additional comment from firstname.lastname@example.org on 2010-05-25 18:45:51 EDT ---
That's not a bug, it's working as designed.
We didn't want to have the codec installer show up for every file of the same
type you tried to play. So we try to auto-install the codecs once for each time
Totem was run.
If PackageKit could make sure that the user only gets asked once for every run,
*unless something changed* (like a new repository being setup), then we could
--- Additional comment from email@example.com on 2010-06-01 11:25:56 EDT ---
I do think we could add such a feature in F14 tho.
From an implementation point of view, we can keep a list of the results from
the WhatProvides method and drop the cache if we get RepoListChanged from
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