This has the effect of 'fixing' your playback issues by not having the parser plugin available.
Many of the bad plugins are a bit obscure, some are useful depending on use case.
This is what is normally returned
If you were to remove your build then you'd notice no difference.$gst-inspect |grep videoparsersbad
videoparsersbad: h263parse: H.263 parser
videoparsersbad: h264parse: H.264 parser
videoparsersbad: diracparse: Dirac parser
videoparsersbad: mpegvideoparse: MPEG video elementary stream parser
videoparsersbad: mpeg4videoparse: MPEG 4 video elementary stream parser
If interested in keeping an active bad plugin & fixing this I've a simple how-to here for 12.04
(I've extended the patch for 12.10 to inc. all h264 commits in the .10 branch & enable opus support, haven't posted yet - may not
i don't see Ubuntu fixing 12.04 or even 12.10. When Ubuntu moves to gstreamer1.0 then this won't be an issue as the 1.0 branch was fixed at the same time as the .10 one last May 15
For whatever reason Ubuntu hasn't seen fit to update/upgrade the bad plugin source in over 1 year.
You'll notice in my bug report that not one peep from any Ubuntu dev, bug triage(r), no one.
Last edited by mc4man; September 3rd, 2012 at 08:09 AM.