[16.04] latest gstreamer1.0 update broke WMA support for some audio & video players

Bug #1661799 reported by jay
This bug affects 13 people
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gstreamer1.0 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Noise won't play any .wma files after Elementary OS update. It displays a message saying it needs the .wma plugin to work (even though it has always worked on .wma files). Asks if I want to download the plugin but then can't find the plugin.

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Vlad Orlov (monsta) wrote :

Same happens in xplayer (a fork of Totem). When trying to play a .wmv file, it shows an error dialog about no support for Windows Media Audio. In the terminal it shows this message:

** Message: Missing plugin: gstreamer|1.0|xplayer|Windows Media Audio 9 decoder|decoder-audio/x-wma, wmaversion=(int)3, bitrate=(int)128040 (Windows Media Audio 9 decoder)

This regression started yesterday with the simultaneous upgrade of the following source packages:

- gstreamer1.0: 1.8.2-1~ubuntu1 -> 1.8.3-1~ubuntu0.1
- gst-plugins-base1.0: 1.8.2-1ubuntu0.2 -> 1.8.3-1ubuntu0.1
- gst-plugins-good1.0: 1.8.2-1ubuntu0.3 -> 1.8.3-1ubuntu0.3
- gst-plugins-bad1.0: 1.8.2-1ubuntu0.2 -> 1.8.3-1ubuntu0.2
- gst-plugins-ugly1.0: 1.8.2-1ubuntu0.1 -> 1.8.3-1ubuntu0.1
- gst-libav1.0: 1.8.2-1~ubuntu1 -> 1.8.3-1ubuntu0.1

I have no idea which of them broke things, but the bug needs to be reassigned, so let it be gstreamer1.0.

affects: noise → gstreamer1.0
affects: gstreamer1.0 → gstreamer1.0 (Ubuntu)
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in gstreamer1.0 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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Vlad Orlov (monsta) wrote :

Forgot to mention that it's in 16.04. Got it from xenial-updates repo, and the changelog hints that it was a backport from 16.10.

tags: added: regression-update xenial
Vlad Orlov (monsta)
summary: - Noise won't play any WMA files after recent Elementary OS upgrade
+ [16.04] latest gstreamer1.0 update broke WMA support for some audio &
+ video players
Changed in gstreamer1.0 (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
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David (david-9ei9nyjpwdex) wrote :

Parole will no longer play .wmv files in Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS since the recent point update.

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