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Totem plays midis in computer, not firefox.

Reported by errietta on 2008-07-03
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
totem (Ubuntu)
Low
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: totem

Hello,
With the latest version of gstreamer, totem is able to play midi files. However, the totem-mozilla plugin does not register midi files as a mimetype (as seen in about:plugins), so even though totem can play them, midi files on the web still do not play. I believe that is a bug. I am using Ubuntu Hardy Herdon 8.04. I believe midis are important because websites often use them as they are really tiny in size.

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

thanks for your report, can you get a firefox log to see what's going on there? thanks.

Changed in totem:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
errietta (errietta) wrote :

err this will look stupid.. but what do u mean by firefox log and how do i find it?

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Isn't stupid, open a terminal and run firefox --debug &> firefox-debug.txt try to listen to the midi with firefox and after doing that attach the log to the report, thanks.

errietta (errietta) wrote :

Err i opened a terminal and typed in what you saidl... All the file says is bash: --debug: command not found :(

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Closing this bug report as no further information has been provided. Please feel free to reopen this bug if you can provide the information asked for. Thanks!.

Changed in totem:
status: Incomplete → Invalid

The invalid mark should be removed from this bug report, because that is indeed a bug. FireFox insist one using gnome-mplayer for handling of MIDI file, while gnome-mplayer is perfectly unable to play any MIDI file at all, while Totem is able to. So this is indeed a bug, and moreover, this bug is related to this one, https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/mplayer/+bug/231421 which would be solve in the mean time if FireFox was using Totem to play MIDI file, just like it do to play Wave files when gnome-mplayer is not their. I've checked FireFox is able to play MIDI file using totem, as soon as you cheat it with a “ type="audio/x-wav" ” to suggest it to open the file the plugin it use to open wave files, although it's a MIDI file. And this work.

So, FireFox not using Totem to play MIDI file is indeed a bug, and solving this bug would also solve an at least three years old other bug which no body seems to care about.

Seriously, no body care if a browser can play whatever funny encoding for video while it is unable to play such a simple thing as MIDI (a 30 years old standard, … and very simple standard above all). That is not decent.

This bug must be solved, and you know how to solve it : the plugin which invokes Totem, should register itself a able to handle MIDI file (it can do it, I've tested it!)

Changed in totem (Ubuntu):
status: Invalid → New

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. We are sorry that we do not always have the capacity to look at all reported bugs in a timely manner. There have been many changes in Ubuntu since that time you reported the bug and the problem seems to have been fixed.

Changed in totem (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
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