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G.729 codec playback Support in Wireshark Linux Version 3.2.3

asked 2020-11-04 08:05:16 +0000

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3.2.3 (Git v3.2.3 packaged as 3.2.3-1)

Compiled (64-bit) with Qt 5.12.8, with libpcap, with POSIX capabilities (Linux), with libnl 3, with GLib 2.64.2, with zlib 1.2.11, with SMI 0.4.8, with c-ares 1.15.0, with Lua 5.2.4, with GnuTLS 3.6.13 and PKCS #11 support, with Gcrypt 1.8.5, with MIT Kerberos, with MaxMind DB resolver, with nghttp2 1.40.0, with brotli, with LZ4, with Zstandard, with Snappy, with libxml2 2.9.10, with QtMultimedia, without automatic updates, with SpeexDSP (using system library), with SBC, with SpanDSP, without bcg729.

Running on Linux 5.4.0-52-generic, with Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2670QM CPU @ 2.20GHz (with SSE4.2), with 7844 MB of physical memory, with locale en_ZA.UTF-8, with light display mode, without HiDPI, with libpcap version 1.9.1 (with TPACKET_V3), with GnuTLS 3.6.13, with Gcrypt 1.8.5, with brotli 1.0.7, with zlib 1.2.11, binary plugins supported (18 loaded).

Built using gcc 9.3.0.

WHY DOES THE LINUX VERSION NOT SUPPORT G.729 CODEC PLAYBACK -- WINDOWS VERSION DOES

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What does the Help-> About Wireshark -> Plugins tab display for codec plugins?

Is this a distributor version or a locally built version?

grahamb gravatar imagegrahamb ( 2020-11-04 08:49:26 +0000 )edit

If you look at the information above ---without bcg729. Question is why do you support it in the Windows world and not in Linux.

I have also looked where you suggested and only shows G.711, G.722, G.726 ----NO G.729

gielo gravatar imagegielo ( 2020-11-04 09:33:12 +0000 )edit

Note that the Wireshark project does not create or distribute any packages for Linux distributions, that is down to the individual distribution packagers.

The Wireshark CI builder for Ubuntu appears to include bcg729, e.g. check the CMake generation step on any recent build on the 3.2 builder here.

I'll ask again, is this a distribution build of Wireshark, and if so which one, or a locally built one?

grahamb gravatar imagegrahamb ( 2020-11-04 09:55:09 +0000 )edit

Doesn't fix this issue but may be better going forward:
Merge Request 800: Add bcg729 to the optional RPMs installed when building

Chuckc gravatar imageChuckc ( 2020-11-04 15:15:29 +0000 )edit

Hi , I have installed several different Wireshark packages, from Ubuntu, for Linux Mint, . Unfortunately all boils down to the exact same release with same shortcoming. Since I am not a programmer I am a bit lost in your world with the comments you making - sorry

gielo gravatar imagegielo ( 2020-11-04 16:56:23 +0000 )edit

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answered 2020-11-04 17:01:10 +0000

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Pleasesend an email to [email protected] asking to complete packaging bcg729, so that this can be solved.

For years (see https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugre...) we've been trying to get that done, but unless there's shown interest it will likely never happen.

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