Bug#340317: gstreamer programs barf with inexplicable error
messages until "gstreamer-properties" is run.
dburrows at debian.org
Tue Nov 22 17:17:34 UTC 2005
After I set this system up, I discovered that I couldn't run any programs
that used gstreamer. This was despite having perfectly functional sound via
ALSA and having gstreamer0.8-alsa installed. A typical example follows:
daniel at jester:~$ quodlibet
Supported formats: oggvorbis, mp3
Loaded song library.
Opening audio device.
E: No valid GStreamer sinks found.
E: Set 'pipeline' in ~/.quodlibet/config.
A few days ago, I decided to try debugging this futher. I found the
gstreamer-properties program and ran it. It said I was using ALSA, which
I am. I closed gstreamer-properties **without changing a single setting**,
ran quodlibet again, and it worked!
IMO, gstreamer should either incorporate whatever autodetection
gstreamer-properties is using, or generate error messages that indicate
what has to be done to get things working.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
APT prefers unstable
APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental'), (1, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.14-2-686
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
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