irritating video icon

Bug #502310 reported by TM8471 on 2010-01-02
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
totem (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: nautilus

I Nautilus all videos are presented with a video icon. But icon size depends on video format.

There are several video formats
- 21:9 (cinema format)
- 16:9 (HD-tv)
- 4:3 ("old" tv format)

All these icons have different sizes. That is irritating.

Preview icons should be displayed in 16:9. Format differences should be framed in black, so that all video icons in Nautilus have all the same size.

For better understanding, I uploaded two png-file
1) Improved icon preview (my suggestion): "Improved video icon: 4:3 - 16:9 - 21:9"
2) Icon preview, as shown in Nautilus now: "Video icon as it is now"

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sat Jan 2 14:27:14 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/nautilus
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release amd64 (20091027)
Package: nautilus 1:2.28.1-0ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-16.53-generic
SourcePackage: nautilus
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-16-generic x86_64

TM8471 (tm8471) wrote :
TM8471 (tm8471) wrote :
description: updated
Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

This bug is an upstream one and it would be quite helpful if somebody experiencing it could send the bug the to the people writing the software. You can learn more about how to do this for various upstreams at Thanks in advance!

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
A. Walton (awalton) wrote :

Nautilus doesn't thumbnail videos, but will display thumbnails of any dimension (in as close to the native dimensions of the thumbnail as possible, limited by the user's choice).

affects: nautilus (Ubuntu) → totem (Ubuntu)
schlopa (hnzfrye-gmx) on 2010-01-02
Changed in totem (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
TM8471 (tm8471) on 2010-01-02
Changed in totem (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
TM8471 (tm8471) wrote :


What kind of information is missing. If you set bug status to "incomplete", please give a hint what is missing in this bug report.

TM8471 (tm8471) on 2010-01-03
description: updated
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

there is no information required but the ubuntu team doesn't have the ressources to work on such details, that should be opened on the upstream bug tracker too...

TM8471 (tm8471) wrote :

@Sebastien Bacher:

Thanks for your feedback. But don't know:

Which is the upstream bug tracker?
How do I upstream?

Victor Vargas (kamus) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report. This bug has been reported to the developers of the software. You can track it and make comments at:

Changed in totem:
importance: Undecided → Unknown
status: New → Unknown
Changed in totem (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in totem:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
status: Unknown → New
Changed in totem:
status: New → Confirmed
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