I just did a fresh install of openSUSE 11.3 32bit GNOME on my notebook and everything runs fine…yet
But there is an issue with the sound playback on mp4’s and quicktime (apple trailers) that I was not able to fix.
I added the Packman 11.3 repo via Yast → Software Repositories → Add… → Community Repositories
Then I used zypper to get the related gstreamer-plugins ffmpeg faad vlc w32codec-all libmp4v2…
So far the media playback seem good, except the issue of “no sound with gstreamer related media players on quicktime and mp4”…
I set all available/related/installed packages to “Packman” (Yast → Software Management), did zypper refresh + zypper up but I am simply not able to get sound from gstreamer…It works fine in VLC though!
Some google and forum research showed that it’s an issue that has occurred over the recent years but I could not found a proper working solution.
If I run totem from the terminal I get the following output (plus a windows asking for permission to search for the required codec ‘MPEG-4 AAC Decoder’…but it is not able to find one!):
# totem --debug --play TV-20100717-2030-1301.h264.mp4 (totem:6888): Totem-DEBUG: Received SaveYourself(SmSaveLocal, !Shutdown, SmInteractStyleNone, !Fast) in state idle (totem:6888): Totem-DEBUG: Setting initial properties (totem:6888): Totem-DEBUG: Sending SaveYourselfDone(True) for initial SaveYourself (totem:6888): Totem-DEBUG: Received SaveComplete message in state save-yourself-done (totem:6888): Totem-DEBUG: totem_playlist_add_one_mrl (): TV-20100717-2030-1301.h264.mp4 (null) (null) ** Message: Missing plugin: gstreamer|0.10|totem|MPEG-4 AAC decoder|decoder-audio/mpeg, mpegversion=(int)4, framed=(boolean)true, stream-format=(string)raw (MPEG-4 AAC decoder) ** Message: PackageKit: xid = 77594628 ** Message: PackageKit: Codec nice name: MPEG-4 AAC decoder ** Message: PackageKit: ignoring field named framed ** Message: PackageKit: ignoring field named stream-format ** Message: PackageKit: field is: mpegversion, type: gint ** Message: PackageKit: structure: gstreamer0.10(decoder-audio/mpeg)(mpegversion=4) ** Message: PackageKit: Did not install codec: failed to find codec ** Message: No installation candidate for missing plugins found. ** Message: Missing plugin: gstreamer|0.10|totem|MPEG-4 AAC decoder|decoder-audio/mpeg, mpegversion=(int)4, framed=(boolean)true, stream-format=(string)raw (ignoring) ** Message: All missing plugins are blacklisted, doing nothing
The last Message is interesting “All missing plugins are blacklisted…” hmmm I did not blacklist any plugins…where can you see these blacklist? Is that the point, the plugin is there but blacklisted???
Hopefully some of you guys has a tipp or solution up the sleaves