Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] flac audio format support

At 9:35a -0400 on Mon, 11 Aug 2008, Peter wrote:
> 2008/8/11 Felix Corrales <felixcorrales yahoo com>:
>> Please include a .flac audio format support in rhythmbox.
> Rhythmbox does support flac - you just need to install the relevant
> bits of gstreamer.  How you do that will depend on which Linux
> distribution are you using.

I've heard this thrust of question get asked more often, both here and
offlist.  If Rhythmbox can't play the file, what's the barrier to some
simple code that determines what codec they need to install?

# pseudocode

if not file.is_playing()
   if 'mp3' == file.type()
      msg = 'Install gstreamer-bad-set'
   elsif 'flac' == file.type()
      msg = 'Install gstreamer-flac-set'

   msg_to_user( msg )

Or something like that.  A thought.


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