Bug#681652: GStreamer does not play MP4

intrigeri intrigeri at debian.org
Mon Dec 31 20:29:18 UTC 2012

Control: severity -1 important


intrigeri wrote (05 Dec 2012 23:53:13 GMT) :
> After looking around a bit, reproducing the bug, getting more
> information from submitters and merging accordingly, this bug looks
> a bit more important to me than it's current "normal" severity.

Since I wrote this email early in December, this bug was discovered to
cause another one (#696210). Also, nobody voiced any disagreement,
so I'm bumping severity.

> Considering: [...]
> I think we should fix this in Wheezy.

And I still do :)

> I suggest the following course of action:

>  1. Upload gst-plugins-bad0.10 0.10.23-8 with Ubuntu's patch
>     to experimental.
>  2. Ask bug submitters for all related / blocked bugs to install it
>     and try reproducing their bug.
>  3. If it's confirmed the patched package fixes the bug in the vast
>     majority of the cases, then ask the release team for a pre-upload
>     approval, aiming at a freeze exception.

> gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad maintainers, what do you think?
> I'm happy to help for any of steps #1, #2 and #3, but I'd really
> welcome the maintainers more expert point-of-view first :)

I'd still be happy to hear from you and learn from your domain
expertise, but otherwise, I plan to proceed along the lines described
above, via a NMU that would look like the attached patches (created on
top of the package's Vcs-Git) -- they do fix the bug according to
my tests.

Also, this fix would satisfy the #3 criterion for what could qualify
for a freeze exception, so I would upload to unstable directly and
skip the pre-upload approval, to be more in line with the way the
release team likes it these days.

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