kaffeine and xine-lib-extras-freeworld

Rahul Sundaram metherid at gmail.com
Sun May 1 09:39:58 UTC 2011


On 05/01/2011 11:13 AM, Joachim Backes wrote:
> Hi,
>
> 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. 

Rahul


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