[Etoys-notify] [JIRA] Commented: (SQ-210) Cannot play MPEG videos in Etoys

jira at immuexa.com jira at immuexa.com
Tue Apr 14 00:25:17 EDT 2009

     [ http://tracker.immuexa.com/browse/SQ-210?page=comments#action_33984 ]
Milan Zimmerman commented on SQ-210:

Etoys MPEG Playing Status - April 2009
Tested by dragging out the MPEG Player from Object Catalog -> Multimedia -> MPEG Player
Multimedia Test Files from http://membrane.com/test.html
See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mpeg for MPEG info
all architectures here are 386

	  OLPC Sugar (Linux)	Windows			Windows					Linux					Apple OSX
	  OLPC 0.84 image	Etoys 4.0 image		Squeakland January 2009 installer	Etoys MPEG Playing Status - April 2009										Squeakland January 2009
	  no Mpeg3Plugin 	Mpeg3Plugin installed	http://squeakland.org/download/		 installer RPM and DEB 
	  for license reasons				Mpeg3Plugin installed by default	are missing Mpeg3Plugin!
												We need to add it to next release
MPEG1 		X			X			X					X					?
MP3 (.mp3)	X			+			+					X					?
MPEG2 (mpg)	X			+			+					X					?
MPEG4		X			X			X					X					?

Overall, I would say that MPEG on Etoys works as expected if the  Mpeg3Plugin is installed
	-.MP3 audio and MPEG2 video  work
	- MPEG4 does not
	- OLPC Sugar will not work as plugin not installed for licensing reasons. I assume local installations can add it?
	- Next Squeakland version for Linux should ensure to have Mpeg3Plugin installed both in RPM and DEB

> Cannot play MPEG videos in Etoys
> --------------------------------
>          Key: SQ-210
>          URL: http://tracker.immuexa.com/browse/SQ-210
>      Project: squeakland
>         Type: Bug
>   Components: etoys
>     Reporter: Gabriel Hurley
>     Assignee: Milan Zimmerman
>      Fix For: M1: first alpha (may)

> Using Ubuntu 8.10, I downloaded a sample MPEG file from http://www.fileformat.info/format/mpeg/sample/index.htm and opened it in Ubuntu's default Squeak environment. It played without a problem. Then, I downloaded the latest version of Etoys from Squeakland.org . I attempted to play the same video in Etoys. It would not play.
> I recieved the following error message:
> Error: a primitive has failed
> An error has occurred; you should probably just hit 'abandon'. Sorry!

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