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Re: playing mpeg has cone screwey.



On Sun, 2008-10-12 at 20:49 -0400, Bill Davidsen wrote:
> Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> > Aaron Konstam wrote:
> >> On Sat, 2008-10-04 at 01:57 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> >>> Aaron Konstam wrote:
> >>>> OK, installing those extra rpms make totem work. But that leaves us 
> >>>> with
> >>>> two questions:
> >>>> 1. Why did the displaying of the videos work until yesterday?
> >>> I have no idea.
> >> I have no idea either. But something is wrong with the uopdates it seems
> >> to me.
> > 
> > If you figure out specifics, then you can file bug reports.
> > 
> >> All of that would be fine if you did not tell me to install rpms
> >> supplied by Fedora to make totem work. 
> > 
> > It is not necessary for Totem to "work". Ogg for example works just fine 
> > without these additional packages.
> > 
> > I understand why you can not
> >> supply propriety codecs but why can't the rpms you told me to install be
> >> suppled by default. They are not propriety.
> > 
> > There are two basic classes of software that Fedora excludes:
> > 
> > 1) Non-free software
> > 2) Free but other legal issues such as patents.
> > 
> Playing worked before the upgrade, therefore I assume that the codecs were 
> previously installed (somewhere in his system). Then playing stopped working 
> after the upgrade. So those previously working codecs seem to have been disabled 
> if not actually removed.
> 
> > The additional packages I told you about falls into the second class.
> > 
> Do the policies of the nanny state require upgrades to disable working codecs? 
> Or were they just working in some way the cleanup script couldn't use? In other 
> words, was the reduced functionality deliberate to cover your ass, or was it 
> just collateral damage?
I went back and looked . The codecs are still there. But another mystery
is if Fedora excludes class 2) above how come their rpms are in the
repository?
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