[gutsy] no default application for ogg files

Bug #134134 reported by Duncan Lithgow on 2007-08-22
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
totem (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: ubuntu-desktop

With a fresh install of Ubuntu Gutsy (Tribe 4) I can't play an ogg file by double clicking on it. I just get the message ""file.ogg" cannot be opened. No application suitable for automatic installation is available for handling this kind of file." - which is utter nonsense of course and makes no sense even for an ogg file.

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. It works fine here with a updated Gutsy, may you update your box and see if that works? thanks in advance.

Changed in ubuntu-meta:
status: New → Incomplete
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Confirmed, the mimetype detected is "audio/x-vorbis+ogg" which is not list by totem. Adding "audio/ogg" to the MimeType list fixes the issue, I've opened a bug upstream and attached a patch to it, that will likely be fixed with the next version

Changed in nautilus:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Incomplete → Triaged
Duncan Lithgow (duncan-lithgow) wrote :

Pedro: no it's still not working after current updates august 23rd.
Sebastian: Thanks!

Changed in totem:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in totem:
status: New → Fix Released
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

the bug has been fixed upstream now

Changed in totem:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
GabrielGrant (gabrielgrant) wrote :

A couple notes: First, as of today's daily desktop live image, this is still a problem...are we expecting to merge the upstream patch before beta freeze?

Second, does the patch also address .spx files? "fables_01_01_aesop.spx" from the Examples directory on the live cd throws the same error when double-clicked. If the patch was already included upstream and this wasn't addressed, I suppose I should open a new bug.


mikko (mikko-) wrote :

Same problem with today's updates

Duncan Lithgow (duncan-lithgow) wrote :

OGG video seems to work now:

"ubuntu Sax.ogg" cannot be opened
"Experience Ubuntu.ogg" works fine
"fables_01_01_aesop.spx" cannot be opened

GabrielGrant (gabrielgrant) wrote :

I think that if ubuntu sax.ogg isn't working then the fix isn't in yet...I believe that the video worked all along, it was just the audio files that were causing problems.


Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

 totem (2.20.0-0ubuntu1) gutsy; urgency=low
   * New upstream version:
     - Better error when there's no DVD plugins available
     - Fix dropping URLs from Firefox/Mozilla-based browsers
     - Fix the media players key plugin not starting automatically
     - Stop the screensaver when we're playing, not only in fullscreen
     - Fix the visuals plugins list being always empty
     - Don't allow seeking when there's no files loaded
     - Don't ask the user twice whether to disable visualisations when
       running remotely
     - Disable the Eject menu item, as it's not working properly
     - Don't rebuild the drives list for each click on the Movie menu
     - Add audio/off and audio/x-sbc as supported
     Browser plugin:
     - Stop the play button glowing when we click play
     - Don't call out to the viewer if it's not started yet
     - Stop the screensaver when we're playing
     - Show an icon in the about dialogue
     Playlist parser:
     - Add starttime and endtime support for RAM files
     - When getting a cdda:/// URL, use the canonical device,
       not the link to the device
     - Push the duration attribute for PLS files
     - Don't crash or eject the CD/DVD when trying to play a disc
       that's not mounted
     * Fix some problems when the position (0->1.0) doesn't match
       time elapsed/duration (xine-lib)
     * Start playback when running "totem dvb:" (xine-lib)
     * Fix a crash when trying to use "totem dvb:" (GStreamer)
   * debian/patches/06_enable_media_keys_plugin_correctly.dpatch:
     - dropped, fixed with the new version
   * debian/patches/07_no_screensaver_activation_when_playing.dpatch:
     - dropped, fixed with the new version

Changed in totem:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released

I can confirm that .ogg video and audio now works. spx works as well.

Changed in totem:
importance: Unknown → Medium
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