Bug#679531: gstreamer0.10-plugins-good: mp4 files produced with ffmpeg no longer supported in wheezy

Al Grimstad agrimstad at emailhosting.com
Wed Dec 5 16:39:48 UTC 2012

On Wed, 2012-12-05 at 16:14 +0100, intrigeri wrote:
> Hi,
> Al Grimstad wrote (29 Jun 2012 13:39:14 GMT) :
> > This is a modification of a bug I just submitted (appended).
> > I've isolated the problem I've got with totem in 64-bit wheezy with
> > mp4 files to files produced with ffmpeg. Other mp4 files seem to
> > play OK with totem.
> Thanks a lot for isolating the problem.
> Can you now please try to:
> 1. reproduce this bug with the example file attached to
>    https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=676174
> 2. reproduce this bug after removing gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad from
>    your system
> (Rationale: I'm wondering if this is a duplicate of #681652.)

When I play the file attached to the bug report in totem, I get sound
but no video. My current workaround for this is to import the file into
openshot and then simply export it. After doing this I see as well as
hear the video using totem on the file written by openshot. This is with
gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad installed.

For you, I'll go to the trouble of removing the plugins-bad package.
Let's see what happens ... 

# apt-get remove gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer
  libmozjs18d libx264-128
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  empathy gnome-control-center gnome-core gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad
libcheese-gtk21 libcheese3
  libfarstream-0.1-0 libpurple-bin libpurple0 libtelepathy-farstream2
  task-gnome-desktop telepathy-haze
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 13 to remove and 3 not upgraded.
After this operation, 23.9 MB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? n

It seems that removing this particular plugin isn't too good an idea. By
the way

# apt-cache policy gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad
  Installed: 0.10.23-7
  Candidate: 0.10.23-7
  Version table:
 *** 0.10.23-7 0
        500 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

-- al

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