[gstreamer-bugs] [Bug 424728] function that reports which mime types are supported

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Wed Apr 25 09:49:03 PDT 2007

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Tim-Philipp Müller changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
           Severity|normal                      |enhancement
            Summary|function that reports which |function that reports which
                   |mimes are supported by      |mime types are supported
                   |gstreamer                   |

------- Comment #1 from Tim-Philipp Müller  2007-04-25 16:49 UTC -------
I can see a few problems with this:

(a) GStreamer doesn't use mime types it uses 'media types'.
    Often these will be the same, but often enough they will
    not (one could create mappings of course, which might
    also be useful for other purposes).

(b) The mime type system in its current form is pretty much
    useless for anything but the most simple media types. For
    container formats (avi, wma/wmv/asf, matroska, quicktime,
    mpeg) it could only really tell you if the container format
    is supported, but not so much if the audio/video within the
    container is actually supported, so it's not really
    particularly useful (IMHO).

(c) I'm not entirely convinced that xdg-mime as used by the
    filechooser dialog returns useful mime types for all
    media formats, or even for the mostcommon formats
   (for example, mpeg transport stream dumps seem to be
    recognised as something different).

And I'm pretty sure there's more that I'm forgetting right now :)

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