Feedback and Xfmedia problems.

Trevor Vallender trevorv at
Sun Dec 4 13:51:35 UTC 2005

After using Xubuntu for a little while now, I thought I'd just comment on a few things I feel could be improved, and ask if they are already planned.

It would be nice if CDs automount. In the meantime, is there anything I can install to make this happen?

A CD ripper would be very useful, and I don't remember seeing this mentioned before. I'm using grip currently, but it has some GNOME dependencies so probably isn't any good for Xubuntu.

I think it would be nice if a feed reader was installed by default. I'm using Liferea, and I'm not sure how heavily this depends on GNOME. One alternative is to use sylpheed-claws (does anyone know to what extent this is more unstable than sylpheed?) or thunderbird as the mail client, as these can both read feeds.

And finally, a question (or two) about Xfmedia. I've installed w32codecs, but it still doesn't have video support (it simply crashes when trying to load). I was told on IRC that this is correct (well, apart from the crashing maybe). Is video support in Dapper, and is there any way of enabling it in Breezy?

Once video support is working, is there a way of plugging it into Firefox for streaming? This would save having to install extra programs (i.e. MPlayer) for the purpose.

The second question, I have installed taglib, but still cannot edit tags with Xfmedia. I don't know if this is a Xubuntu or Xfmedia issue (or something else) but any advice is appreciated. I think it would be a good idea to have this enabled by default in Xubuntu, assuming it is stable enough.

One more question, actually, when are we getting a forum? It seems to me I shouldn't be posting these sorts of problems on a devel mailing list, but there's nowhere else yet. It was mentioned before but nothing seems to have materialised as yet. 


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