Dapper installation notes/Stuff that needs fixing

crimsun at fungus.sh.nu crimsun at fungus.sh.nu
Wed Feb 15 06:28:14 GMT 2006

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Hi Dana,

On Wed, Feb 15, 2006 at 12:01:39AM -0500, Dana Olson wrote:
> Uh, why don't we just ditch media players altogether?? Honestly, what
> is the reason to have Totem as a default if it can't play ANYTHING,
> even as simple as a WAV file? It is just there getting in the way.

I presume you're reacting thusly due to frustration and not due to
factual relevance. Totem in stock Ubuntu Dapper currently plays at
least the following audio formats: wav, flac, speex, and vorbis.

> Thank God that I know how to install a good media player, and was
> willing to help several newbies out, including a good friend of mine
> who gave it a shot thanks to a CD I gave him. He was a bit surprised
> that there would be something so useless as this included by default
> in a distro that is supposed to be newbie friendly.

I'd love to have assistance whipping vlc into shape for Dapper+1.

Daniel T. Chen            crimsun at ubuntu.com
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