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Bug 598580 - totem doesn't check for codec on subsequent plays
Summary: totem doesn't check for codec on subsequent plays
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-packagekit
Version: 14
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Richard Hughes
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On: 595892
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-06-01 16:36 UTC by Máirín Duffy
Modified: 2012-08-16 19:58 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of: 595892
Last Closed: 2012-08-16 19:58:06 UTC

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Comment 2 Bastien Nocera 2010-06-01 16:55:40 UTC
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #595892 +++

Description of problem:

Say I have a fresh system, and I have an mpg I'm trying to play.
Totem gives me a popup (I think through packagekit) that it can search for the
appropriate codec. So I told it, okay, go search, and it didn't find it. 

Keeping totem open, I set up rpm fusion and installed the gstreamer-*-plugins
via yum in a terminal. I went back to the totem window and hit play. It gave me
a message saying it couldn't play the movie, it was missing codecs.

I closed totem. I re-opened it. The movie played fine.

I think maybe totem should check again when I hit play after doing the manual
codec install? It seemed to be assuming it didn't have the codec and not

Maybe it's a silly issue, but when I was in the thick of it, it confused me a
lot until I figured out what was going on and thought to restart totem. I
figured it would be worth a bug report, just in case.

How reproducible:
it's a little hard to reproduce because you can't have the codecs already
installed to reproduce it.

--- Additional comment from on 2010-05-25 18:45:51 EDT ---

That's not a bug, it's working as designed.

We didn't want to have the codec installer show up for every file of the same
type you tried to play. So we try to auto-install the codecs once for each time
Totem was run.

If PackageKit could make sure that the user only gets asked once for every run,
*unless something changed* (like a new repository being setup), then we could
disable that.

--- Additional comment from on 2010-06-01 11:25:56 EDT ---

I do think we could add such a feature in F14 tho.

From an implementation point of view, we can keep a list of the results from
the WhatProvides method and drop the cache if we get RepoListChanged from

Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2010-07-30 11:46:41 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 14 development cycle.
Changing version to '14'.

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