On Fri, 2010-11-19 at 15:24 -0500, Jeff Mahoney wrote:
I've been a SUSE/openSUSE user for 11 years and didn't know that the codec 1-click existed. That would be easy -- but how about actually making it easily available to the user? Having it on a web site out there - even one that's supposedly "obvious" is an extra step that most users don't even know about. gstreamer has a "go-find-a-plugin" component that doesn't even work.
Are you testing this on Factory with GStreamer? We added all the meta data to the gstreamer codec pacs and totem for example is perfectly able to find codec packs (as long as they are in the repos).
For MP3 for example the fluendo codec is in the non-oss repo. So a 'standard' install can just click an mp3, it launches totem, gstreamer asks to install the codec and the music starts... prety neat.
Codecs that we do not have in our own repos will trigger in gstreamer the 'search further' which brings you to the /codecs website, linking to opensuse-community.org to the 1-click installers... and actually once you have 'a repository with gstreamer packages' enabled, gstreamer will find those codecs again (packman of course does not (yet) build for Factory. So there is no (offically existing) repo available to test this.
If there is something not working on Factory, we, the gnome team responsible for gstreamer, would gladly hear about this.
Best regards, Dominique