[Fedora-marketing-list] idea on explaining the mp3 question

Nicu Buculei nicu_fedora at nicubunu.ro
Tue Oct 3 06:32:44 UTC 2006


Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> Sam Folk-Williams wrote:
> We had a dialog box popup when trying to play MP3 in XMMS in earlier Red 
> Hat Linux releases.  That didnt have much of a benefit though for 
> whatever reasons. The problem was that we had a number of different 
> players and the user experience on some was worse than the others.
> 
>> I could file an RFE on this.... I think it would cut down on the
>> confusion. Has this been previously discussed? Thoughts?
> 
> Now that we have mostly settled down on Rhythmbox by default and 
> Gstreamer as the multimedia framework that can be shared across desktop 
> environments etc, its easier to do this. You can file a RFE against the 
> "distribution" component instead of specific players so we that if we 
> implement anything, we do it across the players we provide. Should 
> probably look at installing the fluendo plugin after a agreement or 
> things like that depending on how far we need to extend support to this.

I proposed the same thing back in March but the idea was shot down for 
both technical and political reasons, even if the landscape was the 
same: gstreamer, rhythmbox, totem and fluendo plugin. Nice to see it 
raised again.

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