[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 69225] New: Webkit-GTK should provide information about missing plugins

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Sun Oct 2 10:11:36 PDT 2011


           Summary: Webkit-GTK should provide information about missing
           Product: WebKit
           Version: 528+ (Nightly build)
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: Major
          Priority: P2
         Component: WebKit Gtk
        AssignedTo: webkit-unassigned at lists.webkit.org
        ReportedBy: manday at gmx.net


It's unbearable that the user is put through a lengthy trial-and-error process in order to figure out which plugin he is missing for a particular video or audio. Webkit-GTK has to provide such information to the user, at the very least which codec (a/v) is attempted to be played and failed. Optionally, which plugin is require to play that specific codec. Optionall, Webkit-GTK should interface with the respective gstreamer functions to install that codec for the user by means of the correct package management system, with which gstreamer will interface.

For a start, such information could be written to stdout. Eventually, it should be correctly provided through a complete context menu and dialog which in turn is acessible by right-clicking the gstreamer frame.

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