[Bug 210303] Re: [hardy] kaffeine loops on "Codec package is already installed"

Harald Sitter apachelogger at ubuntu.com
Thu Oct 2 23:37:40 UTC 2008

Well, to be honest there is more usability tweaking to be done. The
behaviour Aitor is experiencing is however intended. Currently the codec
installer doesn't track whether it was executed already, if it installed
packages successful or if it was already executed for the same file.
Thus the only sensible and stable solution is to just assume that you
try playing a file, if it can't be played back, kaffeine tries to
install an appropriate codec and if it still can't be played back it
just aborts. This approach also makes most sense when pushing updates to
the list of installable package, otherwise one would need to introduce a
lot more magic.

In short, the SVCD just can't be played back, probably because it got
some encryption.

[hardy] kaffeine loops on "Codec package is already installed"
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