zettberlin at linuxuse.de
Sun Jun 2 21:43:06 UTC 2013
Am 02.06.2013 22:24, schrieb Jimmy Sjölund:
> I'm back to using US 12.04 and Parole was not installed. I prefer Xine
> because lukefromdc already wrote, it just works but both Parole and Totem
> need the gstream-ffmpeg as well as other codecs to be downloaded just to
> play my own iPhone recorded videos. While that's no issue for me I think
> it's better for the new people trying out Ubuntu Studio to not have to
> hassle with such things.
> Suggested packages:
> gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg
> The following NEW packages will be installed:
> Perhaps these packages (or similar) are added automatically for later
> After all my years using different distributions Totem has been consistent
> in causing trouble for several different video types I try to launch. Like
> HZN I end up with mplayer and VLC, but to quickly check my own recorded
> videos Xine does the trick.
Yeah, Xine is also a good, universal choice, though it is not on par
with VLC and Mplayer anymore.
> On Sun, Jun 2, 2013 at 8:58 PM, Hartmut Noack <zettberlin at linuxuse.de>wrote:
>> Am 02.06.2013 17:23, schrieb Len Ovens:
>>> A few releases ago when we switched to xfce, we got the default Xubuntu
>>> video player Parole. At the time we found Parole didn't know how to set
>>> the aspect ratio and so we added totem instead. With the thought that it
>>> was what most of Ubuntu used. Somehow we have ended up with Xine
>>> as well.. probably it comes with some of the libs we use.
>>> In any case, for the past few releases totem seems not have worked for a
>>> number of people. It crashes on startup. So it has been a good thing that
>>> we had Xine as a backup :P
>>> In the mean time, Parole (like thunar) has been fixed and works on
>>> anything I have tried it on.
>>> We should perhaps switch back to Parole,
>> Most people, that want a videoplayer that works for more or less
>> everything will end up with either Mplayer or VLC both work with Jack
>> also both are needed for encoding/videoediting anyway.
>> I understand, that they are a bit tooo skilled to be shipped with Ubuntu
>> by default but anyway: most users will end up with one of the two
>> because they are simply the best solutions....
>> So if you want the best for the user just install a script that
>> recommends to install one of them.
>> just my 2ct
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