kaffeine and xine-lib-extras-freeworld
metherid at gmail.com
Sun May 1 09:39:58 UTC 2011
On 05/01/2011 11:13 AM, Joachim Backes wrote:
> after struggling some weeks to get video and sound running in kaffeine
> when using DVB-T TV, I coincidentally found a notice in some forum that
> installing xine-lib-extras-freeworld could solve my problem. And
> indeed, it did.
> So my question: Why this package is not installed together with
> kaffeine? Well, it's not on the fedora repos, but I found it at the
> rpmfusion site.
> Weird: "rpm -i xine-lib-extras-freeworld" says:
> "This package contains extra codecs for the Xine multimedia library.
> These are free and opensource but left out of the official Fedora
> repository for one reason or another."
> Anybody knows the reasons for that weird policy?
Nothing weird about it. It is standard practise to exclude software
from Fedora that is proprietary or patent encumbered.
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