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FS#5181 - sound-juicer: ogg encoding fails

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Ian Ohr (munk3h) - Monday, 07 August 2006, 14:12 GMT
Last edited by arjan timmerman (blaasvis) - Wednesday, 09 August 2006, 09:58 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Jan de Groot (JGC)
Architecture not specified
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version 0.7.2 Gimmick
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


Having installed archlinux on my laptop, I attempted to use sound-juicer to rip some CDs to ogg / vorbis files. I did pacman -Syu , then pacman -S sound-juicer. I accepted all the packages it wanted for dependancies and it installed fine.

When I opened SoundJuicer to get started all was good, until it started spitting out 36-45Mb .ogg files for 4min tracks. I messed around with the encoding profiles for 20mins and then realised it might be encoding them to FLAC, because it can't find oggvorbis encoders.

After hunting for ages for oggenc, I found it in vorbis-tools. This was not what I needed because sound-juicer, as everyone except me knew, is a gstreamer app. I needed gstreamer0.10-ogg-0.10.7-1 AND gstreamer0.10-vorbis-0.10.7-1

I installed the two gstreamer packages and everything worked. What I would like to know is why gstreamer0.10-ogg-0.10.7-1 and gstreamer0.10-vorbis-0.10.7-1 are not dependencies for sound-juicer? It was quite an obscure way for sound-juicer to act, what with it not complaining about missing encoders.
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Closed by  Jan de Groot (JGC)
Saturday, 12 August 2006, 10:06 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  gnome-media, which contains the media profiles, depends on the gstreamer plugins we have profiles for now.
Comment by arjan timmerman (blaasvis) - Wednesday, 09 August 2006, 09:58 GMT
because the aren't needed to run soundjuicer.
we tend to keep the deps as low as possible, i will change this to a feature request because it isn't a bug.
Comment by Ian Ohr (munk3h) - Wednesday, 09 August 2006, 10:06 GMT
Would it be possible to add recommendations to the post install output. Just some text informing the user that for ogg/vorbis encoding they will need packages x,y,z. You are right, it is a feature request rather than a bug, thanks.