Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] metadata reader using decodebin

On Tue, May 03, 2005 at 02:19:08PM +0200, Christophe Fergeau wrote:
> Le lundi 02 mai 2005 ?? 22:49 +1000, Jonathan Matthew a ??crit :
> > 
> > Totem doesn't try to find the MIME type for the file, which is what I
> > couldn't do with playbin. 
> After talking with BBB from GStreamer and totem, it seems getting the
> mime type would be useful for totem too, so playbin might gain that
> capability some day ;) 

That'd be nice.  I was starting to think that we might be able to get
away with not knowing the mime type, but it's better to have it anyway.

> totem has some code to detect if a stream
> contains audio or not, maybe we could use that instead of hardcoding a
> mime type list (though it may suck to have video files listed in the
> library).

The way I'm doing this currently is to check the pads decodebin creates.
If it only creates audio pads (audio/*), then we accept it, otherwise we
ignore it.  I had a look at what totem does, and it's basically the

Does anyone really want to be able to import video files into rhythmbox
and have it just play the audio stream?  I personally don't, but I'm
quite happy to keep my video files out of my music directory in any


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