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Re: [opensuse] mp3 support
  • From: Marcus Meissner <meissner@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2005 09:17:29 +0200
  • Message-id: <20050819071729.GC12653@xxxxxxx>
On Thu, Aug 18, 2005 at 09:16:05PM -0500, Buddy Lindsey wrote:
> I think the best course of action would be to get novell to support
> adding mp3 support out of the box. It is very annoying to not have
> it, but require an update to get it to work. The reason I say this is
> because I could only get xmms to actually work. no other mp3 players.
> IMO it should we need to have it and all other players work. easily.

The problem is not the license of "mad", its the probably patented
algorithms inside (which automatically would void the LGPL/GPL anyway).

However, Realplayer is included in the SUSE Linux products (for openSUSE
snapshots it is on the ftp site).

Its plugins can be understood in 10.0 by "banshee" (C# based media player)
and "amarok-helix" (The new KDE media player).

Someone should/could probably write a mpg123-helix commandline player too or
xmms-helix plugins.

Ciao, Marcus

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