Is there a list of 'bad' codecs?

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pickarooney
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Is there a list of 'bad' codecs?

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I know there are good, bad and ugly packages for gstreamer but I don't think the names are really relevant but I seem to remember there was some package or other of codecs that needed to be uninstalled for g-que to work correctly.
I'm getting really frustrated with the choppy playback and have tried a lot of things with no luck so far. I tested rhythmbox and got the same jerky playback so it's not a player-specific problem. I'm almost sure Juan suggested removing some package(s) to fix an issue like this...

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anonbeat
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Is there a list of 'bad' codecs?

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Remove the Fluendo mp3 package if you have it installed.

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pickarooney
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Done, thanks. Now to test...

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anonbeat
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Sometimes the ffmpeg gets used instead of the ugly mad decoder plugin to be sure you can remove gstreamer-ffmpeg also

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pickarooney
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I won't need that ffmpeg for anything else such as video conversion?

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If its an app that uses ffmpeg thought gstreamer you may needed but dont think most apps uses it that way.
Guayadeque uses it to encode to wma or mp4

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pickarooney
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Miro depends on gstreamer-ffmpeg. I wonder if gstreamer-ffmpeg just got installed a few weeks ago when I installed miro on the new Maverick installation... I've dumped both for now to see what the playback is like and will update here later.

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Unfortunately even with gstreamer-ffmpeg and fluendo removed the problem is as bad as ever.

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anonbeat
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I cant understand why its so bad for you only! For me in every computer I tried everything runs smooth without issues

pickarooney
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Yeah, it's really annoying. It's not just guayadeque though, and it's only since upgrading from Jaunty so I can't figure out what the 'badness' that's been installed on my system is.

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