DVDs and gstreamer

Jeff Waugh jeff.waugh at canonical.com
Mon Nov 1 05:31:11 UTC 2004

On Sun, 2004-10-31 at 20:57 -0800, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> ubuntu-desktop is just a convenience package; it doesn't do anything on its
> own and it is safe to remove it.
> However, I agree, it would be preferable if they could be installed
> simultaneously.  Sebastien, how much work would that be?

It would be a pain in the butt because in addition to the player, Totem
provides a thumbnailer and audio/video properties page. Even though it's
horribly icky, you could have two menu items for the two players, but
you can't so easily switch the thumbnailer and properties page.

Unless upstream provided a method of doing it, I don't think it can be
done (sanely) in Ubuntu. And to be honest, I don't think it's something
we should encourage - it'll just be confusing.

- Jeff

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