Totem BBC plugin

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Tue Sep 23 15:26:26 BST 2008

On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 10:46:37AM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> I just added a section to
> describing a new
> BBC content plugin that we've added to Totem, thanks to development work
> by Collabora and the BBC.

And speaking of which, it's been brought to my attention that the Dirac
codec isn't supported in main, despite being one of the relatively few
video formats believed to be unencumbered by patents:

The BBC invented this codec, and it seems likely that we'll soon have a
respectable amount of video available through Totem using it. It would
be lovely to be able to play this out of the box (there are still some
questions about container formats, but those can be dealt with

Given this, can we promote the Schroedinger implementation of Dirac to
main and put it in the default Ubuntu desktop? This would require
promoting gstreamer0.10-schroedinger and libschroedinger-1.0-0, which
weigh in at a whopping 223 KB of .deb size combined. Seems like a pretty
small price to pay to promote free video formats.


Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]

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