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[openFATE 309259] Include VLC
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  • Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2010 11:34:21 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <feature-309259-11@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Feature changed by: Jedi Beeftrix (Jedibeeftrix)
Feature #309259, revision 11
Title: Include VLC

Package Wishlist: Unconfirmed
Priority
Requester: Important

Requested by: Ricardo Gabriel Berlasso (rgbsuse)
Partner organization: openSUSE.org

Description:
 
Considering the fact that VLC phonon back-end is finally taking shape
(http://amarok.kde.org/blog/archives/1171-Rapid-Progress-in-KDE-Multimedia.html)
, I think is important to consider the inclusion of VLC client on
openSUSE, even if "diminished" in the same way in which xine is
actually shipped.
 

Business case (Partner benefit):
openSUSE.org: VLC is one of the best multimedia players for Linux and
there will be a back-end for phonon that use it. The addition of VLC
will give the user more choice and a better multimedia experience.

Discussion:
#1: John Shand (jshand2008) (2010-04-04 23:07:24)
this will be a great idea!

#2: Jan Engelhardt (jengelh) (2010-04-10 12:07:45)
Doesn't vlc have the same uncertainity status as most of the other
multimedia packages?

#3: Ricardo Gabriel Berlasso (rgbsuse) (2010-04-10 14:05:27) (reply to
#2)
Not most: all others . Full Xine code is in the same train as mplayer,
VLC... but openSUSE ships a cut down version with packman repo ready to
deliver the full version. I think the same can be done with VLC. The
main advantage of including VLC (even if "diminished") is the
possibility to have the VLC phonon backend in the main repos: this will
easy everything for kde users, even if they do not use the "full" VLC
version: VLC actually sound better than xine (in fact, with xine it is
difficult to reproduce flac files, which are an open standard, but VLC
reproduce them without problems).
VLC came also with network abilities.
VLC came also with "devices" (webcam, etc) support...
everything "out of the box".

#4: Ricardo Gabriel Berlasso (rgbsuse) (2010-04-10 14:11:36) (reply to
#3)
Sorry, of course it is "VLC come" not "came"... 

#5: Ricardo Gabriel Berlasso (rgbsuse) (2010-04-10 19:23:39) (reply to
#2)
Just noticed that the FSF promote VLC on their PlayOgg campaign
(http://www.fsf.org/campaigns/playogg/) .

#6: Jedi Beeftrix (jedibeeftrix) (2010-12-02 10:27:59)
or at the very least enable it so phonon easily integrates with vlc if
the latter is installed.........

+ #8: Jedi Beeftrix (jedibeeftrix) (2010-12-02 11:34:18) (reply to #6)
+ specifically this:
+ http://apachelog.wordpress.com/2010/11/30/phonon-vlc-0-3-rock-solid/

#7: Alex Bars (alexdbars) (2010-12-02 11:32:55)
I agree, the default videos players, does not have much codecs, but
codecs I think will be the problem!



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