Package: mozilla-plugin-vlc
Version: 1.0.6-1
Severity: grave
Justification: renders package unusable

Disclaimer: I see that there's a new version for vlc in Sid now but this bug
I'm reporting has been present for so long that it's much probable that it
hasn't been fixed.

mozilla-plugin-vlc uses the old, BROKEN, mozilla-mplayer (v. 3.5.5) plugin. The
Mozilla MPlayer plugin that works is the one used by the package gecko-
mediaplayer (v.

As an example, I love VLC media player, but I can't install it in a small
system because I have to install gecko-mediaplayer which already brings MPlayer
and GNOME-MPlayer in.
I don't know why this is broken for so long, maybe because Windows users can
use their Windows Media Player native plugin or Ubuntu users can use the Totem
one so it matters only for people who don't use Windows or Gnome or don't have
enough space to waste with two similar media players installed.

I suspect this is an upstream bug, but I and many VLC lovers would appreciate
very much if the Debian multimedia package maintainers could do something about

Thank you for your attention.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.33-5.dmz.1-liquorix-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=pt_BR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=pt_BR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

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