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Re: FLOSS Multimedia Support in Fedora



On Sun, 2009-02-08 at 23:43 +0100, Martin Sourada wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> sorry for cross-posting but I wanted all interested parties to not miss
> this email ;-)
> 
> There has been some media related discussion in the -devel list and one
> of the points I have taken form it is that we should promote FLOSS
> multimedia and don't blame others for doing it (even if it's done in a
> not ideal way)... Now, the problem is that the actual support of these
> in our system is crappy. Out of the combinations of two FLOSS containers
> (matroska and ogg) and two FLOSS video codecs (dirac and theora) I know
> only one (ogg + theora) actually works in xine-lib (used by KDE4) which
> is pathetic.
> 
> So I created a wiki page (not sure what name space to use, so I put it
> under my user page for starters) [1] which tracks the situation. I don't
> have much time lately due to university duties, so I put there only
> things I know of and didn't researched further. So if you know of any
> FLOSS container, video or audio codec, feel free to add it there. Also
> feel free to reference upstream bugs about the mentioned issues. The
> videos used for reference testing are available at my fedora people page
> [2].

I think you're missing the biggest part of the problem, filing bugs.

Cheers


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