jani at ubuntu.com
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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