Gnome 2.20: The video player offering download of a codec.
greffrath at leat.rub.de
Wed Sep 19 09:04:36 UTC 2007
on the Release Notes  page for the just-released Gnome 2.20 I found
the following paragraph:
*Sound and Video*
Not all distributions like to install all multimedia codecs by
default, due to the need to obtain patent licenses for some codecs
in some countries. This means that applications can not always read
every file format by default. But applications such as GNOME's video
player, Totem, can now offer these new codecs to the user for
installation. This is actually implemented by your distribution,
which may make its own decisions about how to obtain the codecs.
Here's how it looks in Ubuntu: *screenshot*
Now I wonder how the Totem-Maintainers are going to deal with this issue
Please tell me your ideas!
Thank you very much.
Dipl.-Phys. Fabian Greffrath
Lehrstuhl für Energieanlagen und Energieprozesstechnik (LEAT)
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