[Jaunty] Amarok in live session does not offer to download codecs

Bug #362538 reported by Stefan Bader on 2009-04-16
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Release Notes for Ubuntu
update-notifier-kde (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Kubuntu 9.04 amd64 Desktop (2009-04-15)

Starting amarok from the Live-Session will not offer to download additional codecs from restricted. So trying to play any mp3 based files or stream will result in amarok pretend to do something (no error message) without any output.

The same actions on the installed system will bring up the icon to install the codecs and after restarting amarok playing mp3 works.

Stefan Bader (smb) wrote :

I am after some research unconvinced this is an amarok problem. Not sure where to place it exactly. The code to show that notification is in /usr/bin/update-notifier-kde, but the installation would need the sources from multiverse, which is not active for the live-system.

Jonathan Thomas (echidnaman) wrote :

I think update-notifier-kde would be a better place to put this than amarok in any case. (It does all the heavy lifting, amarok just accesses it with a dbus interface basically)

affects: amarok (Ubuntu) → update-notifier-kde (Ubuntu)
Changed in update-notifier-kde (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

Release notes text added:

== Amarok will not offer to download additional codecs when running Kubuntu from the live CD ==

When started from the live session, Amarok will not offer to download additional media codecs when needed, so, for example, it will be unable to play MP3 files. This will work normally after the system is installed to the hard disk. (Bug:362538)

Changed in ubuntu-release-notes:
status: New → Fix Released
tags: added: iso-testing
Andrew Ash (ash211) wrote :

Ok, so we've said that it's a problem in the release notes. Should we invest the effort to make automatic codec installation work in the live session or just leave it be?

Harald Sitter (apachelogger) wrote :

I am not even sure this should be fixed in update-notifier-kde... IMHO whatever thingy is responsible for the live session setup should just activate multiverse and universe, making u-n-k temper with the sources.list is just too dangerous.

Changed in update-notifier-kde (Ubuntu Karmic):
status: Confirmed → Won't Fix
Changed in update-notifier-kde (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Jonathan Thomas (echidnaman) wrote :

Seems to work for me with a 10.04 live cd. Perhaps some underlying livecd infrastructure was to blame/was fixed.

Changed in update-notifier-kde (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Fix Released
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