[gstreamer-bugs] [Bug 425848] New: [playbin] better error code for subtitles + unhandled video codec

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  GStreamer | gst-plugins-base | Ver: 0.10.x
           Summary: [playbin] better error code for subtitles + unhandled
                    video codec
           Product: GStreamer
           Version: 0.10.x
          Platform: Other
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: Normal
         Component: gst-plugins-base
        AssignedTo: gstreamer-bugs at lists.sourceforge.net
        ReportedBy: t.i.m at zen.co.uk
         QAContact: gstreamer-bugs at lists.sourceforge.net
     GNOME version: 2.17/2.18
   GNOME milestone: Unspecified

+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #418383 +++

The bug has been opened on

"Binary package hint: totem-gstreamer

Ubuntu 7.04 daily build (2nd Mar 2007)

When doubleclicking on some movie with proprietary codecs, a dialog with
auto-download codec feature appears. When doubleclicking on the same movie, but
with external subtitles present (named eg. movie_name.srt), only this error
dialog appears:

An error occurred
GstPlayBin: Only a subtitle stream was detected. Either you are loading a
subtitle file or some other type of text file, or the media file was not

This is a bug, totem should ignore the subtitles and offer to the user the same
possibility to auto-download codecs, as it does with movies without subtitles.
Because (at least at my country) most of all movies comes with subtitles, this
renders the whole auto-download-codec feature only half-working...

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