Can't load a playlist

Bug #11040 reported by Trouilliez vincent on 2004-12-09
8
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
totem (Ubuntu)
Medium
Sebastien Bacher

Bug Description

I put lots of MP3 files into the playlist dialog, then clicked on 'save playlist'.

But, when I later try to load the playlist, it doesn't work, Totem says that it
doesn't have the required codec to play the file. So basically it looks like it
doesn't recognize its own playlist and tries to read it like it were a media file !

http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=161000: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=161000

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

I've opened a bug upstream about this:
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=161000

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

do you still get this issue with the current versions ?

(In reply to comment #2)
> do you still get this issue with the current versions ?

I don't know, according to Synaptic, there is no update available for
Totem-xine. I think that there are only security fixes for Warty, sadly :o(

I will have to wait for Hoary to be released then, but that will be in 3 months
! :o(

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

oh, right, no problem

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

apparently you are using hoary now, do you still get this bug ?

(In reply to comment #5)
> apparently you are using hoary now, do you still get this bug ?

Hi Seb,

Well I don't "use" Hoary, I am still on Warty for normal daily use, but yes, I
did install Hoary Array 4 the other day on an old hard drive, to have a quick
look at it. Yes, it appears that this bug is now fixed. I managed to create a
playlist and load it afterwards with no problem. It works fine now, both with
Tote-Xine and Totem-Gstreamer :o)
However the other big Totem bug I filed
(https://bugzilla.ubuntu.com/show_bug.cgi?id=4508) is still not fixed, despite
being very annoying and probably very easy to fix. :o(

Vince

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

this bug is fixed, I'm closing it, thanks.

About #4508 why not just putting the window in the app list only, you don't need
to keep the dialog on screen. BTW you say that's a very easy bug to fix, patches
are welcome :)

> About #4508 why not just putting the window in the app list only, you don't need
> to keep the dialog on screen.

Hiding a problem is not fixing it :o)

> BTW you say that's a very easy bug to fix, patches are welcome :)

He he, yes, I wish I had the skills and time to fix all th ebugs I find, sadly I
am "just" a user ;o)
I said it "looked" easy, because it's not really a bug is it, it's just a slight
UI change. I mean there is obviously mechanisms in Totem that allow to control
the size of the window (x1, x2 etc) an deven re'size it automatically when you
play a video file, and you can even play strange visaul effects in it, when
playing audio only files. So I thought, hiding the windo altogether can't be
that hard, comapred to fixing "real" bugs, that require time identify/locate,
and lots of skills to fix.
But I fully understand that what looks like simple things to the user, are
sometimes actually much difficult to code than it looks. SO maybe my "bug" falls
in this category !?

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

> But I fully understand that what looks like simple things to the user, are
> sometimes actually much difficult to code than it looks. SO maybe my "bug" falls
> in this category !?

This issue is rather: totem has ~150 bugs opens at the moment, the main devel is
working on some other modules too, and it's not payed to work on this. Even if
the bug is probably quite easy to fix that's probably not on the top of 150 bugs
open at the moment ...

> This issue is rather: totem has ~150 bugs opens at the moment, the main devel is
> working on some other modules too, and it's not payed to work on this. Even if
> the bug is probably quite easy to fix that's probably not on the top of 150 bugs
> open at the moment ...

Yes, fixing priorities is a major problem when there are zillions of
bugs...there is no magic solution, only compromises... :-/

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