Include MPlayer in beta?

Thomas Vander Stichele thomas at
Wed Sep 3 08:12:03 UTC 2003

On Tue, 2003-09-02 at 19:46, Jef Spaleta wrote:
> Steven Haigh wrote:
> > Surely having out of the box support for most media file types in 
> > existance would be awesome!

A good middle ground IMO is GStreamer, where codecs and file types are
handles as plugins.  Thus it becomes possible to ship the framework
without the "questionable" plugins, and by just installing the plugins
(which are .so files) you can add support for other more questionable
formats on your own.

GStreamer really needs some help as to coders, testers and others to
help out and make this a reality.  The player is getting there, the
format support is slowly getting there as well, but we need people to
figure out the last bits.


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