[ubuntu-studio-devel] What should be included by default in Trusty?

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Thu Feb 13 20:16:52 UTC 2014

On Thu, 2014-02-13 at 15:06 -0500, lukefromdc at hushmail.com wrote:
> I don't know of any video codec which can be played on a default install of Windows
> XP, a default install of say, Ubuntu Dapper, and gives any reasonable degree of 
> compression.
> At any event, the whole point of free software is that I decide what to do with my 
> computers, nobody else does.
> On 02/13/2014 at 3:05 PM, "Ralf Mardorf" <ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net> wrote:
> >
> >On Thu, 2014-02-13 at 14:59 -0500, lukefromdc at hushmail.com wrote:
> >> everything I publish must be playable on a WinXP machine
> >
> >+ on a completely FLOSS Linux machine.
> >
> >Really, XP is a Windows I care about, but more important are Linux
> >machines, even without the proprietary flashplayer that still is
> >available by all major distros.

Fortunately we could use clean PCM audio files for audio. Sure, even
the .wav format was invented by M$, but who cares, it's not a codec, but
clean PCM data with AFAIK some information, that can't be a patent in
any country.

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