Media Hub doesn't have video backend for desktop

Bug #1642977 reported by Michael Terry on 2016-11-18
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Canonical System Image
Jim Hodapp
media-hub (Ubuntu)
Alfonso Sanchez-Beato

Bug Description

Media Hub only supports a video backend for android (libhybris). There doesn't seem to be support for running on an Ubuntu Classic or Ubuntu Personal (i.e. deb or snaps).

Jim Hodapp (jhodapp) wrote :

There is a user story written to address this and will begin work on this in the near future. Thanks for filing this bug.

Changed in media-hub (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
assignee: nobody → Jim Hodapp (jhodapp)
importance: Undecided → High
milestone: none → p1
status: New → Confirmed
Bill Filler (bfiller) wrote :

the short term fix for this is to not use media-hub. Video plays well on desktop if qtubuntu-media is not installed and gstreamer1.0-libav is installed. I believe unity8 snap has already made these changes and mediaplayer-app works

Jim Hodapp (jhodapp) wrote :

Just FYI, starting on the planning work to do the media-hub video integration for desktop now.

Michael Terry (mterry) wrote :

Bill, you are right that the unity8 snap has made those changes. I haven't tested video working since the change (still working on just getting audio OK). But no media-hub in image right now.

I assume we eventually want it back though.

Jim Hodapp (jhodapp) wrote :

@Michael: we absolutely do want it back, this is just a temporary measure to keep things moving forward.

Jim Hodapp (jhodapp) on 2017-01-05
Changed in media-hub (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Alfonso Sanchez-Beato (alfonsosanchezbeato)
status: Triaged → In Progress
Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
milestone: p1 → p2
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