[Python-modules-team] Bug#822527: audioread: new upstream version with Python 3, GStreamer 1.0

Simon McVittie smcv at debian.org
Mon Apr 25 05:51:08 UTC 2016

Source: audioread
Version: 1.0.3-1
Severity: wishlist

python-audioread uses the obsolete python-gst0.10 library as its preferred
backend for generic audio reading. python-gst0.10 is no longer available
in unstable and will not be in stretch; it is also based on the deprecated
python-gobject2, which does not support Python 3 (and will likely never
support Python 3).

audioread 2.1.2 is available upstream. It uses the non-deprecated
GStreamer 1.0 via the non-deprecated pygi (python-gi) instead.

python-audioread 1.0.3-1 also recommends the transitional libav-tools as
an alternative to python-gst0.10. Debian has switched back from libav
to ffmpeg as its preferred ffmpeg derivative, so python-audioread
should use ffmpeg directly.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: stretch/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.5.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

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