[Mageia-dev] default kde media player

Michael Scherer misc at zarb.org
Fri Mar 11 00:44:22 CET 2011

Le jeudi 10 mars 2011 à 23:38 +0100, JA Magallón a écrit :
> On Thu, 10 Mar 2011 23:10:59 +0100, Rémi Verschelde <rverschelde at gmail.com> wrote:
> > When you say "media" player, does it concern stricty video playing or
> > should the default media player be suitable for both video and audio?
> > Personally I like to keep these two separated, I feel that a
> > specialised player will best fulfil its purpose than a multimedia
> > player like Windows Media Player.
> > 
> Just a note for all this discussion, it is just my point of view...
> All desktops have their own 'standard' or 'official' media players.
> I will talk about gnome, you can translate it to kde, for which I have
> no idea of which will be the equivalents.
> In Gnome, the official video player is totem, and the official
> backend is gstreamer. So both things should be installed by default
> and with all the codecs needed. if someone says 'I want support for
> XViD in the default Gnome install', well, you should install the needed
> gstreamer module. So everything should be supported by the standard
> official player.

In the case of gstreamer, there is packagekit and on demand installation
of codecs.

> After that, you can install other players, better if they fit the
> desktop. For example, after totem I would vote for gnome-mplayer,
> the Gnome front end for mplayer. And after that, other 'foreign'
> players like VLC or the like.
> So what would I put in distrib ISO ? totem and main bunch of
> gstreamer codecs, that carries no dicussion, and if there is still
> space, gnome-mplayer and mplayer.
> I suppose the same can be thought for KDE. Install whatever the
> default phonon-based player is, and if there is space, others.
> I think nowadays the default official players are capable of playing
> the main formats everybody will use (XVid, DiVX, h264, mpeg, mp3 or
> ac3 audio, etc...).

Well, yes, that's also our duty to others free software project to offer
a cohesive and integrated system respecting their choice.

Michael Scherer

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