H.264 in Fedora 17!

Jaroslav Reznik jreznik at redhat.com
Thu Mar 22 09:10:53 UTC 2012

----- Original Message -----
> Jaroslav Reznik wrote:
> > The only thing we can do here is to make it easier for people to
> > get these not nice codecs if they demand the support. Maybe in the
> > same way as with Fluendo MP3 long time ago? If you want it, take
> > the risks on you and pay the licence fees...
> As far as I know, Fluendo actually does sell a H.264 decoder for
> GStreamer
> (which is the framework Firefox is going to use), but unlike the MP3
> one:
> * its copyright license is proprietary (the Fluendo MP3 decoder is
> BSD-
> licensed and only the patent license restricts your freedom) and
> * it costs money.
> Those issues make it not an attractive option for most people
> compared to
> gstreamer-plugins-ugly. :-)

But that's the only way how we can legally point people to the "solution".
We can't show the PackageKit window saying - now enable the repo we
shouldn't talk about :D and say install gstreamer-plugins-ugly. In that case
we can just ship it in our own repos :) On the other hand - we can show you 
the way, we do not agree with (as it's proprietary non free implementation), 
you have to pay - but that's the penalty for not using Google :)


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