flump3dec (for gstreamer) is old and known to be buggy

Bug #105190 reported by Mark McCorkle
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gst-fluendo-mp3 (Debian)
Fix Released
gst-fluendo-mp3 (Ubuntu)
Fix Released
Nominated for Hardy by SK

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gstreamer0.10-fluendo-mp3

The bug is that with some mp3's (http://www.devteam.org/users/mccorkle/mp3/Chrono_Trigger_Black_Wind_Rising_OC_ReMix.mp3 is an example) the mp3 playback becomes muddy (listed to around 1:20-1:35 in that mp3 to hear what I'm talking about). It has been fixed in the newer version of Fluend's mp3 decoder. I first reported this bug to the songbird group, then tracked it up to gstreamer, and those guys pointed out that the version of flump3dec is "fairly old and known-to-be-buggy". If someone could point me to a quick howto on updateing the gstreamer0.10-fluendo-mp3 package, I'd be happy to help.

Most recent bug hunting was in GStream's bugzilla:

Previous bug was on SongBird's bugzilla:

::Mark McCorkle

Changed in gst-fluendo-mp3:
status: New → Confirmed
Revision history for this message
SK (stephantom) wrote :

This package should either be upgraded to a recent version or removed. MP3 files play fine without fluendo, as there are other plugins that can cover this.
But please make sure that the codec installation assistant knows about this change and doesn't try to install gstreamer0.10-fluendo-mp3.
One of the targets of Hardy is to remove duplicate stuff. Having two (or more?) plugins for one mediatype doesn't make sense as we can use only one at a time.

Changed in gst-fluendo-mp3:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Changed in gst-fluendo-mp3:
status: Unknown → New
Revision history for this message
SK (stephantom) wrote :

Copied assignee from Bug #85828.

Changed in gst-fluendo-mp3:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
Changed in gst-fluendo-mp3:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in gst-fluendo-mp3:
status: New → Fix Released
Revision history for this message
Dave Neary (dneary) wrote :

Here's a Gusty build of the mp3 plug-in from Hardy, which has the fix.

Revision history for this message
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

the new version is available in ubuntu

Changed in gst-fluendo-mp3:
assignee: desktop-bugs → nobody
status: Triaged → Fix Released
nek (xnek)
Changed in gst-fluendo-mp3 (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Released → In Progress
Jeremy Bícha (jbicha)
Changed in gst-fluendo-mp3 (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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