Kubuntu annoyances (check list)

John Campbell jdc.rpv at cox.net
Mon Apr 10 08:05:26 UTC 2006

James Gray wrote:
> On Fri, 7 Apr 2006 12:53 am, Gavin Dudley wrote:
>> Buggy multimedia playback is by far the most irritating factor, followed by
>> unpredictable cut and paste between apps. 
> Media playback isn't helped by the fact most of the CODEC's required are 
> proprietary (closed source) and have restricted redistribution.  The 
> K/X/Ubuntu project must err on the side of "legal" in order not to be sued 
> for copyright violations.  SuSE/RedHat and others distribute CODEC's under 
> license from the original authors (M$, Real etc).  Ubuntu doesn't charge for 

So SuSE does mp3 again?  What's it been, 5 years?  Last I heard they had 
eviscerated their system to remove even the option of running mp3s with 
non-supplied external modules.  You had to re-compile major portions of 
the desktop to get mp3 to work.

Are you sure you didn't mean Mandriva/Fedora rather than SuSE/RedHat?  I 
know that Mandriva's multimedia support is pretty decent and I seem to 
remember being able to actually get faad and mp3 working under Fedora, 
which I never managed under SuSE.

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