[intrepid beta] totem doesn't load playlists

Bug #278883 reported by David Dean on 2008-10-06
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totem (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: totem

When I try to open a text .m3u playlist file with totem, it complains that it cannot open the playlist with the message: "GstDecodeBin: This appears to be a text file". The following messages are also output to the console:

** Message: Error: This appears to be a text file
gstdecodebin.c(1657): type_found (): /play/decodebin3:
decodebin cannot decode plain text files

The particular playlist was just a one-file-per-line playlist I generated using shell scripts:

--david@olivaw--------------------------------------------------14:05:45--
[~]$ listpodcasts.sh ~/docs/podcasts | grep -iv mp3 | cut -d' ' -f4 > /tmp/playlist.m3u
--david@olivaw--------------------------------------------------14:05:47--
[~]$ cat /tmp/playlist.m3u
/home/david/docs/podcasts/Best_Of...__Large_Quicktime_/bestof--0155--popsiren-0028--large.h264.mp4
/home/david/docs/podcasts/Best_Of...__Large_Quicktime_/bestof--0158--systm-0071--large.h264.mp4
/home/david/docs/podcasts/Best_Of...__Large_Quicktime_/bestof--0161--diggreel-0038--large.h264.mp4
--david@olivaw--------------------------------------------------14:05:50--
[~]$ totem /tmp/playlist.m3u
** Message: Error: This appears to be a text file
gstdecodebin.c(1657): type_found (): /play/decodebin0:
decodebin cannot decode plain text files

I also get the same error if I try and open the playlist file from the menus, rather than passing it on the command line like above.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.10
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/totem-gstreamer
Package: totem-gstreamer 2.24.0-0ubuntu1
ProcEnviron:
 SHELL=/bin/bash
 PATH=/home/username/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games:/opt/mingw32ce/bin:/usr/local/netpbm/bin
 LANG=en_AU.UTF-8
SourcePackage: totem
Uname: Linux 2.6.27-4-generic i686

David Dean (ddean-ieee) wrote :
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thanks for the bug report. This particular bug has already been reported into our bug tracking system, but please feel free to report any further bugs you find.

Changed in totem:
status: New → Invalid
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