Bug#862024: gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad: Split More Widely Used Plugins into a Separate Package

Vasco Alves vascofalves at gmail.com
Sun May 7 14:35:12 UTC 2017

Package: gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad
Version: 1.11.91-1ubuntu1~ubuntu17.04.1~ppa1
Severity: wishlist

Dear Maintainer,

I think it would be really useful if the more useful plugins from the "bad" set could be split into a separate package, on which the full set 
could depend. By more useful, I mean the ones required to play popular video and audio formats. I'm being deliberately vague because there's 
no point in being specific if there is no openness to the idea, but if there is I'm more than willing to work on a list.

It just annoys me that I have to install things I never use (and which I think the vast majority of users will never use either), which are 
fairly large, like all the opencv libraries, to be able to watch certain popular media formats as well, and it seems like this is easily 

-- System Information:
Debian Release: stretch/sid
  APT prefers zesty-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'zesty-updates'), (500, 'zesty-security'), (500, 'zesty-proposed'), (500, 'zesty')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.10.0-21-generic (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad depends on:
ii  gstreamer1.0-plugins-base       1.11.91-1~ubuntu17.04.1~ppa1
ii  libass5                         1:0.13.4-2
ii  libbs2b0                        3.1.0+dfsg-2.2
ii  libbz2-1.0                      1.0.6-8.1
ii  libc6                           2.24-9ubuntu2
ii  libcairo2                       1.14.8-1
ii  libchromaprint1                 1.4.2-1
ii  libcurl3-gnutls                 7.52.1-4ubuntu1.1
ii  libdc1394-22                    2.2.5-1
ii  libdca0                         0.0.5-10
ii  libde265-0                      1.0.2-2build1
ii  libdrm2                         2.4.80+git1705050630.a2fa2e~gd~z
ii  libdvdnav4                      5.0.3-3
ii  libdvdread4                     5.0.3-2
ii  libfaad2                        2.8.0~cvs20161113-1
ii  libflite1                       2.0.0-release-3
ii  libfluidsynth1                  1.1.6-4
ii  libgcc1                         1:6.3.0-12ubuntu2
ii  libglib2.0-0                    2.52.0-1
ii  libgme0                         0.6.1-1
ii  libgsm1                         1.0.13-4
ii  libgstreamer-plugins-bad1.0-0   1.11.91-1ubuntu1~ubuntu17.04.1~ppa1
ii  libgstreamer-plugins-base1.0-0  1.11.91-1~ubuntu17.04.1~ppa1
ii  libgstreamer-plugins-good1.0-0  1.11.91-1ubuntu1~ubuntu17.04.1~ppa1
ii  libgstreamer1.0-0               1.11.91-1~ubuntu17.04.1~ppa1
ii  libgtk-3-0                      3.22.12-1ubuntu1~ubuntu17.04.1~ppa1
ii  libgudev-1.0-0                  1:230-3
ii  libilmbase12                    2.2.0-11ubuntu2
ii  libjpeg8                        8c-2ubuntu8
ii  libkate1                        0.4.1-7build1
ii  liblilv-0-0                     0.24.2~dfsg0-1
ii  libmjpegutils-2.1-0             1:2.1.0+debian-5
ii  libmms0                         0.6.4-2
ii  libmodplug1                     1:
ii  libmpcdec6                      2:0.1~r459-4.1build1
ii  libmpeg2encpp-2.1-0             1:2.1.0+debian-5
ii  libmplex2-2.1-0                 1:2.1.0+debian-5
ii  libnettle6                      3.3-1
ii  libofa0                         0.9.3-15
ii  libopenal1                      1:1.17.2-4
ii  libopencv-calib3d2.4v5
ii  libopencv-core2.4v5   
ii  libopencv-highgui2.4-deb0
ii  libopencv-imgproc2.4v5
ii  libopencv-objdetect2.4v5
ii  libopencv-video2.4v5  
ii  libopenexr22                    2.2.0-11ubuntu1
ii  libopenjp2-7                    2.1.2-1.1
ii  libopus0                        1.1.2-1ubuntu1
ii  liborc-0.4-0                    1:0.4.26-2
ii  libpng16-16                     1.6.28-1
ii  librsvg2-2                      2.40.16-2~svn1
ii  librtmp1                        2.4+20151223.gitfa8646d.1-1
ii  libsbc1                         1.3-1
ii  libsndfile1                     1.0.27-1
ii  libsoundtouch1                  1.9.2-2
ii  libspandsp2                     0.0.6+dfsg-0.1
ii  libsrtp0                        1.4.5~20130609~dfsg-1.3ubuntu1
ii  libssl1.0.0                     1.0.2g-1ubuntu11
ii  libstdc++6                      6.3.0-12ubuntu2
ii  libusb-1.0-0                    2:1.0.21-1
ii  libvo-aacenc0                   0.1.3-1
ii  libvo-amrwbenc0                 0.1.3-1
ii  libvulkan1            
ii  libwayland-client0              1.12.0-1
ii  libwebp6                        0.5.2-1
ii  libwebrtc-audio-processing1     0.3-1
ii  libwildmidi2                    0.4.0-2
ii  libx11-6                        2:1.6.4-3
ii  libx265-110                     2.3-2
ii  libxcb1                         1.11.1-1ubuntu1
ii  libxml2                         2.9.4+dfsg1-2.2
ii  libzbar0                        0.10+doc-10.1build1
ii  libzvbi0                        0.2.35-13

gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad recommends no packages.

Versions of packages gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad suggests:
pn  frei0r-plugins  <none>

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