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Re: "Extension Buddy" for Fedora 9?

On Mon, 2007-11-12 at 20:09 +0100, Leszek Matok wrote:
> Dnia 2007-11-12, o godz. 11:07:28 Matthias Clasen <mclasen redhat com>
> napisaƂ(a):
> > a) editor vs viewer
> True.
> > b) inherited capabilities, ie totem can display any format gstreamer can
> > handle, which in turn depends on installed plugins
> Right now Totem claims to be able to play any multimedia files even though it
> really can't (because by default plugins for the most prominent formats like
> DVD aren't installed). The solution here is to switch

DVD support isn't advertised anywhere in the mime-types.

> MimeType=(...)
> into
> MimeTypeDir=/usr/lib/gstreamer-x.xx/mime.types.d
> and let plugins put appropriate files there (also, make the rpm macro
> understand the new flag). This way Nautilus (or rather some helper app) would
> know (from rpmdb or better, yum's cache), which package you have to install to
> be able to play a file in Totem (or any gstreamer application using my
> MimeTypeDir).

That fixes the problem for container formats, but not codecs, which
might or might not be supported by the installation. An example is the
default Fedora installation that can handle AVI and MKV files properly,
but can't play the MPEG-4 video or MP3 audio used in most of those.

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