Video players

ttoine ttoine at ttoine.net
Mon Jun 3 10:09:38 UTC 2013


VLC is imho the best player we can find for Ubuntu Studio users. It can
read everything from everywhere, on nearly all drivers (jack, and more
included).

If we should replace the default multimedia player for a serious one in
Ubuntu Studio, I am for VLC.


Antoine THOMAS
Tél: 0663137906


2013/6/3 Len Ovens <len at ovenwerks.net>

>
> On Sun, June 2, 2013 10:43 am, lukefromdc at hushmail.com 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
> packages.
>
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