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Re: Multimedia

Post by thenktor » 17. Jun 2009, 20:28

.:B:. wrote:As for burning tools: I think you misunderstand me. I'm merely pointing out what brasero can do. Personally I've seen few burning programs convert all kind of non-wave stuff on the fly to wave to burn an audio cd from it. That is what brasero can do if it is built on gstreamer.
But I don't know any gtk tools that don't use gstreamer for that task. AFAIK:
brasero: gstreamer
gnomebaker: gstreamer
xfburn: gstreamer
k3b (kde4): afaik it uses own plugins for mp3, vorbis, flac
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Re: Multimedia

Post by JRD » 18. Jun 2009, 12:44

It's not a good idea to provide soft choice to users at install. It will make dependancies a nightmare on the ISO.
A choice between :
- Core
- DE :
* XFCE
* KDE
* Gnome
* Openbox (or anything really light)
- Full

is already enough !!
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Re: Multimedia

Post by thenktor » 18. Jun 2009, 14:01

JRD wrote:It's not a good idea to provide soft choice to users at install. It will make dependancies a nightmare on the ISO.
A choice between :
- Core
- DE :
* XFCE
* KDE
* Gnome
* Openbox (or anything really light)
- Full

is already enough !!
Exactly! And it would be great if we could use the same multimedia backend for all DEs, e.g. xine-lib + totem (gtk), xine-lib + kaffeine (kde); or vlc-gtk and vlc-qt. Otherwise it would result in the same dependency problem.
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Re: Multimedia

Post by .:B:. » 20. Jun 2009, 23:47

Frankly I fail to see why you'd happily provide tons of DE's/WM's but trip over two extra choices the user would have to make.

And yes, that pulls in dependencies. What you forget is a system that has to play back a lot of audio (AAC, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC et altri) already *needs* a lot of multimedia dependencies. To me it makes a lot more sense to provide a few graphical environments, rather than a myriad of them, and when it comes to multimedia apps, let the user have a choice.

But that's just me ;).

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Re: Multimedia

Post by JRD » 22. Jun 2009, 08:46

Installing a new DE is not as easy as changing your favorite multimedia app. And the distro keep one slogan from ZW : One App Per Task.
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Re: Multimedia

Post by thenktor » 24. Jun 2009, 11:09

Please test my new vlc package:
http://thenktor.dyndns.org/packages/vlc/

Comments about configure options are welcome ;)

EDIT: The disabled features still appear in the GUI, that's not good.

EDIT2: There is no gtk interface for vlc anymore. There was a wxWidgets interface in versions < 0.9.0 but it was replaced by the Qt interface on Linux and Windows. (see http://wiki.videolan.org/Interface)

EDIT3: package updated (new configure options, missing font for subtitles fixed)
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Re: Multimedia

Post by thenktor » 27. Jun 2009, 10:51

Did anybody test the Slackware mplayer package, yet? It's much smaller than the Zen package. What has been removed?
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Re: Multimedia

Post by gapan » 27. Jun 2009, 11:27

I think codecs.
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Re: Multimedia

Post by thenktor » 27. Jun 2009, 14:43

Let's use vlc :-P
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Re: Multimedia

Post by gapan » 28. Jun 2009, 16:32

thenktor wrote:Please test my new vlc package:
http://thenktor.dyndns.org/packages/vlc/

Comments about configure options are welcome ;)
Requires too many zenwalk packages that we don't yet have for me to test... :lol:
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