infrastructure to export the codec installation,informations

Sebastian Dröge slomo at
Tue Aug 12 10:24:30 UTC 2008

Am Dienstag, den 12.08.2008, 09:47 +0200 schrieb Fabian Greffrath:
> Sebastian Dröge schrieb:
> > This makes it possible to enable automatic codec installation from 3rd
> > party repositories like Debian Multimedia for example.
> Cool, great idea. But which software will be able to handle those 
> additional information? Will packages that contain the missing codecs 
> be installed automatically? Which is the infrastructure that will 
> handle this?

gnome-app-install for example will
provide /usr/bin/gstreamer-codec-install which is called by gstreamer
applications that handle the missing codec magic (rhythmbox, banshee,
totem, brasero, swfdec, ......).

See [0] for the API that this applications have to use.

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