Dapper installation notes/Stuff that needs fixing

Dane Mutters dmutters at gmail.com
Wed Feb 15 06:02:20 GMT 2006

On Tuesday 14 February 2006 09:17 pm, Peter Garrett wrote:
> On Wed, 15 Feb 2006 00:01:39 -0500
> Dana Olson <dana at ubuntustudio.com> wrote:
> *snip*
> >  can install Xine or Mplayer easily enough, but then I still have to
> > go through and change all the file associations, which is a major PITA
> So just install totem-xine - no changes required.

	Personally, I haven't had much luck with Xine or Totem-Xine, especially in 
the streaming department.  I agree with Dana that it would be easier/better 
to not have any media player installed when the only alternative is to have 
one that won't work with most file formats.  Changing file associations 
really is a pain, and I'd personally rather not have to deal with it, even if 
it is just point-and-click (and click, and click...).  Most people when 
coming upon something that is that broken out-of-the-box (like Totem) just 
get frustrated and say, "Linux/Ubuntu sucks!"  From my Linux/Ubuntu-loving 
standpoint, that's a very bad thing.  :-)
	I understand that there are legal issues involved, so I'm not going to press 
the point about Ubuntu coming stock with Mplayer or Xine (and XMMS for MP3 
support), but I do think it would be appropriate to have a built-in How-To on 
how to get it (and the codecs) if it is legal where you are.  Just out of 
curiosity, does anybody know where Mplayer/Xine/XMMS/w32codecs, etc. are NOT 


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