New feature: easy codec installation, please test
severin.schoepke at gmail.com
Mon Feb 5 08:11:01 UTC 2007
the idea of automatic codec installation is very good... But at the
moment it's not (yet) working perfectly:
I had to boot Feisty yesterday (from the Live CD) to ensure that a bug
in Edgy is fixed in Feisty. As I already had booted Feisty, I decided to
check the easy codec installation. I therefore doubleclicked a MPEG-1
video file. Totem started and then the 'Add/Remove' app popped up and
said that the mpeg codec is provided by the following packages:
gstreamer-plugins-extra (or ugly or bad, I can't remember) and
gstreamer-ffmpeg-plugin. I decided to install ffmpeg. The installation
went fine, but when it finished and Totem reappeared, an error message
popped up containing something like 'demuxer needed for playback of
MPEG-1' or something like that...
So I think the ffmpeg-plugin didn't provide everything that was needed
for the playback of the given video...
How do you determine which package is required for a media file? Do you
just check the extension?
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