[Mageia-dev] [Bug 1050] unable to read mp3 with KDE-liveCD beta2 : possible solutions

José Jorge lists.jjorge at free.fr
Tue Oct 11 09:36:27 CEST 2011

----- "Oliver Burger" <oliver.bgr at googlemail.com> a écrit :

> Am Dienstag, 11. Oktober 2011, 02:51:58 schrieb Philippe DIDIER:
> > 5) you need to choose to add gstreamer-plugins-ugly (which allows
> to
> > read mp3 files and nevertheless is in core repo but not on the
> LiveCD ?! )
> Since in core repo are how many GigaBytes of packages and you have
> 700MB of 
> space on a CD. Are you seriously asking why one package isn't included
> in the 
> CD?
> I don't say, this special package shouldn't be included, but it
> wasn't. In 
> this case you could say: shit happens...
> But do you have any idea how hard it is to select the right packages
> for 
> having as much features as possible and still staying under 700MB?

I agree this is hard. And maybe the problem is that gstreamer-plugins-ugly should be required by amarok, as long as there is no codeina equivalent to install codecs when needed.

I've just experienced this problem with a friend, and yes this is hard to understand from a user point of view.

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