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FS#49056 - [cantata] drop VLC hard dependency

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Opened by alex (alext) - Friday, 22 April 2016, 17:13 GMT
Last edited by Antonio Rojas (arojas) - Friday, 22 April 2016, 17:37 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 1
Private No


nstalling Cantata 2.0 is painful because it pulls in VLC.
Actually VLC hard dep tree shouldn't even be needed, because QMultimedia in [extra] repo depends on Gstreamer1.2
From the upstream git commit (

I have created a patch for enabling Cantata to use LibVLC as a streaming
playback backend. Maybe you want to include it.
- The GStreamer-backend in QMultimedia is linked against GStreamer 0.10, which
has a problem playing http-streams at all (Linux)."

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Closed by  Antonio Rojas (arojas)
Friday, 22 April 2016, 17:37 GMT
Reason for closing:  Duplicate
Additional comments about closing:   FS#47888