Codecs in Fedora 9

Paul W. Frields stickster at
Thu Apr 3 21:36:07 UTC 2008

On Tue, 2008-04-01 at 22:43 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> Chris Negus wrote:
> > On Tue, 2008-04-01 at 20:18 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> >> Chris Negus wrote:
> >>> Could someone tell me what the state of mp3 and other non-free codecs is
> >>> for Fedora 9? My concern is that I don't see a codeina package and I
> >>> (like others) am not able to play flash videos from firefox.
> >> Well, codeina is still there. The plan is to drop the "paid" codecs and 
> >> only keep the gratis mp3 plugin. Refer
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> # yum info codeina
> > 
> > Okay, thanks. It's not on the install DVD or the live CD. So a user who
> > doesn't know about codeina already won't get information about mp3
> > support. Any possibility codeina might still make it on to those media
> > for Fedora 9?
> That's the plan. Only mp3 support is planned to be retained. Rest of the 
> paid codecs are being ripped out since the board felt that it wasn't 
> consistent with the goals of Fedora.

Re: our Tuesday meeting 1-April...

Notwithstanding our criticism of codeina the way it's currently
implemented, we felt that making this change at a late point in the game
(post-feature freeze) without a clear replacement roadmap was not the
best decision, and that we'll revisit this immediately post-Fedora 9 to
plan for a better solution in Fedora 10.

At this point, codeina should be appearing in repositories again.

Paul W. Frields                      
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