[gstreamer-bugs] [Bug 161922] New: script to provide plugin installation info

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Tue Dec 21 13:34:39 PST 2004

GStreamer | gstreamer (core) | Ver: HEAD CVS

           Summary: script to provide plugin installation info
           Product: GStreamer
           Version: HEAD CVS
          Platform: Other
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: Normal
         Component: gstreamer (core)
        AssignedTo: gstreamer-bugs at lists.sourceforge.net
        ReportedBy: ds at schleef.org
         QAContact: gstreamer-bugs at lists.sourceforge.net

I'd like to add a method for apps (like rhythmbox) to get information from the
distribution about how to install plugins.  I.e., the current situation has
rhythmbox popping up a dialog that says "cannot find element 'audioscale'".  I'd
like to see it say "The element 'audioscale' is not installed.  Please install
the package 'gstreamer0.8-misc'", and possibly have a button 'Install package',
which would run the distro's/desktop's choice of package manager.  In addition,
this should be able to relate mime-types to packages.  Implementation of the
element-to-package and mime-type-to-package script is, of course, the duty of
the distribution.  This bug only concerns handling the mechanism.

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