Ogg-support 0.8: Diablo

I finally compiled ogg-support for Diablo too. It’s available through the maemo downloads page.

I don’t know why the Chinook version didn’t work in Diablo any more. And I didn’t really want to start debugging why the Maemo’s mime libraries and the closed source Metalayer Crawler don’t want to work with the mimetypes copied from a desktop system. So, now there’s only one mimetype: audio/x-vorbis and no support for speex or theora anymore. On the good side, e.g. File Manager can now start OGGs to Media Player.

New feature is a Control Panel plugin to ignore the OGGs from the Maps application. After installing ogg-support wait several minutes for the Metalayer Crawler to finish and then start the CP plugin. Metalayer Crawler seems to be much much slower if you have the Media Player open while it indexes the files.

5 thoughts on “Ogg-support 0.8: Diablo

  • September 11, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    Unfortunately, the crawler still doesn’t read any tags from OGGs =(

  • September 13, 2008 at 12:43 am

    Is there a chance that you could add this to the maemo extra repository? that would simplify installation.

    The other thing is that I can’t install the package ogg-support-lightmediascanner, because of a missing dependency: lightmediascanner0-ogg. How can I fix that?

  • September 14, 2008 at 6:39 pm

    Unfortunately I can’t add ogg-support to extras because there’s already libraries with the same name (libogg, gstreamer).

    lightmediascanner0-ogg is provided by Canola team.

  • September 16, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    it is sad to see that one has to go that far to be able to use Ogg Vorbis on the N800. Shame on Nokia.

    (isn’t Canola a Nokia sponsored non-free software as well?)

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