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[openFATE 310225] VLC in opensuse
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  • Date: Sat, 25 Sep 2010 15:07:29 +0200 (CEST)
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Feature changed by: Richard Colvin (allianux)
Feature #310225, revision 8
Title: VLC in opensuse

openSUSE-11.4: Unconfirmed
Requester: Desirable

Package Wishlist: Unconfirmed
Requester: Desirable

Requested by: Agustin Chavarria (dj_ubun_1)

VLC is a great media player, it awesome, and it will be good, to add
like a default media player in opensuse 11.4, because, VLC can play any
type of video without codecs.
Totem and Kaffeine have problems with codecs because the licence, but
VLC doesnt have problem with licence.
What do you think?

#1: Ricardo Gabriel Berlasso (rgbsuse) (2010-07-23 17:02:29)
Already suggested here: #309259 Include VLC (309259) .
> VLC can play any type of video without codecs
That's not true. Codecs are "build in": VLC have the same "codec
problems" as mplayer, xine, etc. In order to include VLC on openSUSE
the same "cuts" performed on xine need to be done.

#2: Pavol Rusnak (prusnak) (2010-07-23 17:17:00)
VLC repository is in community repositories. Situation can't be changed
at the moment ...

#3: Lee Matheson (oldcpu) (2010-07-24 20:00:24)
Any vlc version build by SuSE-GmbH or the community for openSUSE to be
packaged as part of the installation CD or DVD will be need to be
crippled (with the most useful codecs not included).  Hence it won't be
of much use.  Thus I would rather see the community resources and the
SuSE-GmbH resources spent elsewhere than on a crippled version of vlc.
Instead IMHO we need to keep encouraging the Packman packagers and the
videolan packagers to package 'vlc' for openSUSE and post on their

#4: Ricardo Gabriel Berlasso (rgbsuse) (2010-07-25 14:42:54) (reply to
As mentioned on #309259, the main advantage of adding VLC, even if
crippled, is the possibility to add the upcoming VLC-phonon backend on
main repository.

+ #5: Richard Colvin (allianux) (2010-09-25 15:06:30)
+ The VLC-Phonon-Backend which is currently provided in the Playground
+ Repos works very well on openSUSE 11.3, I prefer it to the XINE
+ backend.
+ Could openSUSE just provide the fully working Phonon backend.  Instead
+ of providing a crippled time wasting version of VLC the user would be
+ prompted to install the VLC player from VideoLAN?  Something like the
+ Amarok prompt?  This could then be used in future versions of openSUSE
+ without much additional work.

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