Great steps have been made with the easy codec installation but there are still some troubles with 2 specific media types:
- MIDI files
- DVD (crypted or encrypted)
To play MIDI files you’ve to manually install timidity and play them in the command line or with some (not so beautiful) players, totem (the default media player for Ubuntu and Gnome) has no support for MIDI (I know it’s a Gstreamer fault).
To play DVD you’ve to install some exotic libraries and launch some scripts in the command line… anyway totem still will have troubles with some DVDs and it won’t read DVD menu.
These 2 problems are alive since years, I think it’s really time to fix them!