Bug#601429: gstreamer0.10-plugins-base: No access to audio CDs

Leo Smith leo at larksrise.com
Thu Oct 28 09:15:10 UTC 2010

Sebastian Dröge wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-10-26 at 09:47 +0100, Leo Smith wrote:
>> Sebastian Dröge wrote:
>>> On Tue, 2010-10-26 at 01:54 +0100, Leo Smith wrote:
>>>> Package: gstreamer0.10-plugins-base
>>>> Version: 0.10.26-1~bpo50+1
>>>> Severity: grave
>>>> Justification: renders package unusable
>>>> Rhythm box, sound juicer and tome all fail to access CDs, however 
>>>> cdparanoia and VLC media player work fine
>>> What exactly is happening if you try to play a CD with rhythmbox or
>>> sound-juicer?
>> sound juicer
>> ==========
>> Could not start Sound Juicer
>> Reason: The plugin necessary for CD access was not found.
>> Please consult the documentation for assistance.
>> Totem
>> =====
>> Totem could not play 'cdda://sr0/Track 4.wav'.
>> There is no input plugin to handle the location of this movie
>> Totem shows the CD as a series of .wav files though.
>> I removed rhythm box but it was a  similar message. Missing plugin.
>> I spent a long time trying to find similar reported bugs. There are 
>> plenty, but all from years ago..
>> I don't use CD audio much, but I THINK it used to work. At some point 
>> some upgrade seems to have broken it.
>> Hardware and the gnome desktop all seem fine. Icon displayson inserting 
>> CD. Paranoia works - command line will rip the CD correctly. Xripper 
>> works. VLC player works.
>> The only common component to the problem seemed to be the gstreamer plugin.
> Ok, do you have gstreamer0.10-plugins-base installed? 

> Do you
> have /usr/lib/gstreamer-0.10/libgstcdparanoia.so ?


othello:/usr/lib/gstreamer-0.10# ls -l *paranoia*
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 20024 2010-03-07 18:29 libgstcdparanoia.so

> What happens if you call gst-inspect-0.10 on that file?
othello:/usr/lib/gstreamer-0.10# gst-inspect-0.10 libgstcdparanoia.so

(gst-inspect-0.10:8056): GStreamer-WARNING **: Failed to load plugin
'libgstcdparanoia.so': libgstcdparanoia.so: cannot open shared object
file: No such file or directory
Could not load plugin file: Opening module failed: libgstcdparanoia.so:
cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory



othello:/usr/lib/gstreamer-0.10# gst-inspect-0.10 ./libgstcdparanoia.so
Plugin Details:
  Name:            cdparanoia
  Description:        Read audio from CD in paranoid mode
  Filename:        ./libgstcdparanoia.so
  Version:        0.10.26
  License:        LGPL
  Source module:    gst-plugins-base
  Binary package:    GStreamer Base Plugins (Debian)
  Origin URL:        http://packages.qa.debian.org/gst-plugins-base0.10

  cdparanoiasrc: CD Audio (cdda) Source, Paranoia IV

  1 features:
  +-- 1 elements

Is it some path issue?
I am really put of my depth here.
Thank you for taking the time to help.

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