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Re: [opensuse] just don't get it: is it SOOO difficult to play mp3? (worked an hour on it)
  • From: "Dominique Leuenberger" <Dominique.Leuenberger@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2007 10:03:45 +0100
  • Message-id: <45B9E011.2554.0029.1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> On 26-01-2007 at 10:57, Zhang Weiwu <zhangweiwu@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I belive this has wasted many many (or perhaps thousands) people's
hours
> and hours on figuring this out. How to play MP3 at all (with any
> gstreamer player: Rhythmbox, Banshee, BMP, XMMS .... )?
>
> I knew mp3 is not opensource, but SUSE PAIED TO LET USE USE for-fee
> software before (SUSE paied to let Chinese SuSE use founder
software's
> for-fee Chinese fonts), why not just do it again, as mp3 license is
not
> expensive (as last time I read some article about it). I don't
> understand, why suse is removing all these IMPORTANT non-opensource
> components step-by-step? (e.g. recent SuSE 10.2 removed Founder's
> commercial Chinese font collection when they were there in SuSE
10.1,
> these commercial Chinese fonts are very important for desktop office
> use. SuSE removed default mp3 support since 9.3 etc).
> How much money does it require to buy a license for enable mp3
support
> in SuSE? I want to pay my share to get it done. I just cannot stand
it,
> I am getting mad of it! why is it so damned difficult to play mp3
(for
> NORMAL user with a MUSIC MANAGEMENT software). If someone calls a
> user-sponsered license for enabling mp3 in gstreamer I'll pay my
share!

For GStreamer you might be interested in the 'commercial' plugin by
fluendo
http://www.fluendo.com/press/releases/PR-2007-01.html

That works qiuet well.

Dominique
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