Jani Monoses jani at
Mon Feb 4 11:17:14 UTC 2008

On the recent restoration in the seeds of totem instead of xfmedia 
(thanks Lionel) , I agree with it especially since it uses the gstreamer 
backend. This has the advantage of automated install of codecs for new 
users who wouldn't know why the media is not playing and do not read or 
search for documentation.

xine has it's advantages too, better  DVD support in particular. But 
just to clarify, the reason for choosing gstreamer over xine is not that 
libxine-ffmpeg cannot be shipped on the CD, because neither can the 
gstreamer restricted codecs that handle mp3, divx, etc.


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