Bug#840373: Instructions are wrong for MP3 conversion

Akkana Peck akkzilla at shallowsky.com
Tue Oct 11 02:31:38 UTC 2016

Package: soundconverter
Version: 3.0.0~alpha1+git20151209-1
Severity: normal

soundconverter -b -m "audio/mpeg" -s ".mp3" stopped working for me,
"lamemp3enc" gstreamer element not found, disabling MP3 output.

The problem turned out to be that although I had
gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly installed (as the instructions on
http://soundconverter.org/gstreamer-mp3-encoding-howto/ ,
pointed to by the link in soundconverter's Preferences window,
recommend) what it actually needs now is gstreamer1.0-plugins-ugly.

The instructions also say to add the deb-multimedia repository to
apt sources; but even after I did that,
apt-cache policy gstreamer1.0-plugins-ugly
says it's coming from
    500 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian testing/main i386 Packages
and doesn't say anything about deb-multimedia. So I think that
part must be wrong too.

I know the page is part of the upstream project, but I'm hesitant to
be the one to tell them to change it in case there are other
versions of Debian for which it's right. Maybe they need to specify
different instructions for different Debian versions?

-- System Information:
Debian Release: stretch/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 4.3.0-1-686 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages soundconverter depends on:
ii  gir1.2-gconf-2.0           3.2.6-3
ii  gir1.2-glib-2.0            1.50.0-1
ii  gir1.2-gstreamer-1.0       1.8.3-1
ii  gir1.2-gtk-3.0             3.22.1-1
ii  gstreamer1.0-plugins-base  1.8.3-1
ii  gstreamer1.0-plugins-good  1.8.3-1+b1
ii  python3-gi                 3.22.0-1
pn  python3:any                <none>

Versions of packages soundconverter recommends:
ii  gir1.2-notify-0.7   0.7.6-2
pn  gstreamer1.0-libav  <none>

Versions of packages soundconverter suggests:
pn  gstreamer1.0-plugins-ugly  <none>

-- no debconf information

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