Idea: Restricted Formats in Examples?

Conrad Knauer atheoi at
Sat Feb 24 09:09:47 UTC 2007

On 2/24/07, Alec Wright <alecjw at> wrote:

> In the examples folder [...] the multimedia files are all in free formats. I think that it
> would be a good idea to have examples in a variety of non-free formats
> too, such as MP3, AAC, WMA etc, so that you can test Ubuntu's ability to
> play these non-free formats (once you have installed the appropriate
> gstreamer on xine plugins). [...]
> What do you guys think of this idea?

I think its a bad idea :)

The introduction of libgimme will do a lot towards fixing the problem
of playing non-free formats and it will do it on an as-needed basis,
with the user testing their own files.  Also, including
non-free-format demo files sends the wrong impression IMHO (e.g. that
Ubuntu advocates users saving in them).


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