Fluendo MP3 GStreamer Plugin in Main for Dapper?

JanC janc13 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 29 17:35:23 GMT 2005

On 12/25/05, Travis Watkins <alleykat at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 25 Dec 2005 01:50:12 -0000, Michael <pnjgt4x02 at sneakemail.com> wrote:
>> Fluendo released a fully licensed "cost-free" mp3 decoder a few
days ago under
>> the MIT license. If I'm not mistaken, it should be possible to put
that plugin in
>> Main and have legal mp3 decoding support out of the box for Dapper.
> If fluendo's MP3 plugin was in restricted and installed by default
> rhythmbox couldn't be. We'd have to fit banshee (mono!) on to the CD
> somehow or tell people to use totem.

Or use Quod Libet (written in python) or any other of a dozen music player.

OTOH there is only one mp3 decoder that we can legally distribute worldwide.

The big question is: what do we care most about, user experience or
our disgust about software patents?


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