Bug#431348: unable to play DVDs, VCDs, etc.

Rafal Czlonka rafal.czlonka at googlemail.com
Sun Jul 1 21:43:45 UTC 2007

Package: totem-gstreamer
Version: 2.18.2-1
Severity: important

I've been using totem for some of the files I have, but I'm unable to
play DVDs. This bug is related to #390029 and #423512 but I'm reporting
a new one simply because the former says it has been fixed and the
latter is simply called an "useless action". How my situation differs
from the last one? Some drives, as in my iBook, don't have a tray to
simply "reload" the disc, the disc gets ejected and that's it.
There are some other pieces of software that one need to reload the disc
in order for the software to get the information about the action, be it
an audio CD or DVD, but some of them "acknowledge" that indeed the disc
has been inserted to the drive and proceed as normal. With totem, no
matter how many times I do it, it is impossible to play it.
That's why I have to back Mathias up and call it "useless".

Please fix it.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: powerpc (ppc)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.21-1-powerpc
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages totem-gstreamer depends on:
ii  gconf2               GNOME configuration database syste
ii  gnome-icon-theme        2.18.0-3         GNOME Desktop icon theme
ii  gstreamer0.10-alsa [gst 0.10.13-2        GStreamer plugin for ALSA
ii  gstreamer0.10-esd [gstr 0.10.6-1         GStreamer plugin for ESD
ii  gstreamer0.10-gnomevfs  0.10.13-2        GStreamer plugin for GnomeVFS
ii  gstreamer0.10-plugins-b 0.10.13-2        GStreamer plugins from the "base" 
ii  gstreamer0.10-plugins-g 0.10.6-1         GStreamer plugins from the "good" 
ii  gstreamer0.10-x         0.10.13-2        GStreamer plugins for X11 and Pang
ii  libart-2.0-2            2.3.19-3         Library of functions for 2D graphi
ii  libatk1.0-0             1.18.0-2         The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libbonobo2-0            2.18.0-2         Bonobo CORBA interfaces library
ii  libbonoboui2-0          2.18.0-5         The Bonobo UI library
ii  libc6                   2.5-11           GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcairo2               1.4.10-1         The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libdbus-1-3             1.1.1-3          simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2        0.73-2           simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libfontconfig1          2.4.2-1.2        generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6            2.2.1-6          FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libgcc1                 1:4.2-20070627-1 GCC support library
ii  libgconf2-4          GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libglade2-0             1:2.6.1-1        library to load .glade files at ru
ii  libglib2.0-0            2.12.12-1        The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgnome-desktop-2      2.18.2-1         Utility library for loading .deskt
ii  libgnome-keyring0       0.8.1-2          GNOME keyring services library
ii  libgnome2-0             2.18.0-4         The GNOME 2 library - runtime file
ii  libgnomecanvas2-0       2.14.0-3         A powerful object-oriented display
ii  libgnomeui-0            2.18.1-2         The GNOME 2 libraries (User Interf
ii  libgnomevfs2-0          1:2.18.1-3       GNOME Virtual File System (runtime
ii  libgstreamer-plugins-ba 0.10.13-2        GStreamer libraries from the "base
ii  libgstreamer0.10-0      0.10.13-2        Core GStreamer libraries and eleme
ii  libgtk2.0-0             2.10.13-1        The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libhal1               Hardware Abstraction Layer - share
ii  libice6                 1:1.0.3-2        X11 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  liblircclient0          0.8.0-9.3        LIRC client library
ii  libnautilus-extension1  2.18.1-3         libraries for nautilus components 
ii  liborbit2               1:2.14.7-0.1     libraries for ORBit2 - a CORBA ORB
ii  libpango1.0-0           1.16.4-1         Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libpng12-0              1.2.15~beta5-2   PNG library - runtime
ii  libpopt0                1.10-3           lib for parsing cmdline parameters
ii  libsm6                  2:1.0.3-1        X11 Session Management library
ii  libstartup-notification 0.9-1            library for program launch feedbac
ii  libstdc++6              4.2-20070627-1   The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libtotem-plparser1      2.18.2-1         Totem Playlist Parser library - ru
ii  libx11-6                2:1.0.3-7        X11 client-side library
ii  libxcursor1             1:1.1.8-2        X cursor management library
ii  libxext6                1:1.0.3-2        X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii  libxfixes3              1:4.0.3-2        X11 miscellaneous 'fixes' extensio
ii  libxi6                  1:1.0.1-4        X11 Input extension library
ii  libxinerama1            1:1.0.2-1        X11 Xinerama extension library
ii  libxml2                 2.6.29.dfsg-1    GNOME XML library
ii  libxrandr2              2:1.2.1-1        X11 RandR extension library
ii  libxrender1             1:0.9.2-1        X Rendering Extension client libra
ii  libxtst6                1:1.0.2-1        X11 Testing -- Resource extension 
ii  libxxf86vm1             1:1.0.1-2        X11 XFree86 video mode extension l
ii  zlib1g                  1: compression library - runtime

Versions of packages totem-gstreamer recommends:
ii  gnome-control-center          1:2.18.1-1 utilities to configure the GNOME d
ii  gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg-full [gs 0.10.2-0.1 FFmpeg plugin for GStreamer
ii  gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly    0.10.6-1   GStreamer plugins from the "ugly" 
ii  totem-mozilla                 2.18.2-1   Totem Mozilla plugin

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