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Re: FLOSS Multimedia Support in Fedora



On Mon, 2009-02-09 at 09:44 +0000, Bastien Nocera wrote:
> 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.
I've already filled bug in xine-lib's bugzilla about matroska+theora
support [1], so long ago that I even forgot I did so... I'm going to try
the rest in rawhide first (according to dirac compatibility matrix [2]
some of these should be fixed by now).

> Cheers
> 
Martin
References:
[1] http://bugs.xine-project.org/show_bug.cgi?id=159
[2] http://diracvideo.org/wiki/index.php/Dirac_Compatibility_Matrix

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