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checkmate3001 04-30-2012 12:07 PM

Debian Gnome3 Video/Audio Decoder Problems
I've decided to move my Debian machine from stable to testing. As such it has installed Gnome3 (which is quite buggy right now). Right now I can't play any DVDs or mp3s without it complaining that it can't find the "Gstream element uridecodebin".

It alos complains of a missing media profile or something similar.

I'm assuming this is a simple configuration blip, but I can't seem to find out how to fix this.

Any tips?

aus9 05-01-2012 07:45 PM




dpkg -l | grep gstream*
I use vlc player but if something is pesky you may need to install the "good, bad and ugly" gstreamer files, you can see them with next command


apt-cache search gstreamer

checkmate3001 05-02-2012 11:42 PM


ii  gir1.2-gstreamer-0.10                                      0.10.36-1
ii  gstreamer-tools                                            0.10.36-1
ii  gstreamer0.10-alsa:amd64                                    0.10.36-1
ii  gstreamer0.10-doc                                          0.10.36-1
ii  gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg                                        1:0.10.13-0.2
ii  gstreamer0.10-fluendo-mp3                                  0.10.15.debian-1
ii  gstreamer0.10-gconf:amd64                                  0.10.31-1+b1
ii  gstreamer0.10-nice:amd64                                    0.1.2-1
ii  gstreamer0.10-packagekit                                    0.7.3-2
ii  gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad:amd64                            0.10.23-1+b1
ii  gstreamer0.10-plugins-base:amd64                            0.10.36-1
ii  gstreamer0.10-plugins-base-apps                            0.10.36-1
ii  gstreamer0.10-plugins-good:amd64                            0.10.31-1+b1
ii  gstreamer0.10-plugins-really-bad                            0.10.23-0.0
ii  gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly:amd64                            0.10.19-1
ii  gstreamer0.10-pulseaudio:amd64                              0.10.31-1+b1
ii  gstreamer0.10-tools                                        0.10.36-1
ii  gstreamer0.10-x:amd64                                      0.10.36-1
ii  libgstreamer-plugins-bad0.10-0:amd64                        0.10.23-1+b1
ii  libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-0:amd64                      0.10.36-1
ii  libgstreamer0.10-0:amd64                                    0.10.36-1
ii  libgstreamer0.10-dev                                        0.10.36-1

I have all the plugins installed. If I had to guess some configuration file was not created correctly. Whatever the media profiles are. Strangely, I don't have this issue in Xfce. It is only in Gnome3.


aus9 05-04-2012 08:28 PM

lets assume its a missing media profile then

go into home folder with hidden files showing

I don't use gnome but there is bound to be a

(make a backup and I assume you know how to use a live cd to replace if problems)

.config/gnome* delete that folder



good luck

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