Video players

Len Ovens len at
Mon Jun 3 00:03:58 UTC 2013

On Sun, June 2, 2013 10:43 am, lukefromdc at wrote:
> One more thing about Xine: In a default install of Ubuntustudio, I was
> able to play H264/mp4 video in Xine without installing extra codecs,
> thanks to the ffmpeg version used.
> If there is a policy that gstreamer-ffmpeg can't be shipped by default but
> the underlying ffmpeg can be, that's inconsistant. I know that sort of
> decision gets made upstream, but it creates a default install that
> can't do it's default job if enforced strictly, due to the nature of
> current
> cameras and audio recorders.
> A multimedia distro without codecs can't play most media distributed by
> windows users or commericial websites. Much more seriously, it also
> can't play ORIGINAL media produced by a majority of midrange video
> cameras and even audio recorders.

We have tried to ship with everything needed. So we added the libav-extra
set of packages. As far as I know We just hadn't thought of the gs

Len Ovens

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