Fedora and video player plug-ins

Joel Jaeggli joelja at darkwing.uoregon.edu
Wed Aug 11 14:21:27 UTC 2004

On Tue, 10 Aug 2004, Stanley Allely wrote:

> Hi folks,
> I'm just curious about why there are no video player plug-ins with the RH/FC 
> distros.  It seems like there are lots of choices for other items included, 
> and I know that of other distros, some include both Xine and Mplayerplug-in, 
> others include one of them, but not RH/FC.  I realize there are licensing 
> issues with Real Player, but aren't Xine and Mplayerplug-in as much F/OSS 
> items as Open Office?

the codecs have ipr issues... can't you just install them from freshrpms 
or dag and be happy?

> Seeing the Mplayer thread makes me think it would be 
> really nice to have it included on the install disc/s.  I had a lot more 
> issues installing Mplayer than I did Clamav (surprisingly).  I also realize 
> there are legal issues about the dvd decoding libs., but that is an easy 
> download and install compared to installing and getting the player working.
> Thanks, Stan

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