[Mageia-dev] default kde media player
shikamaru at mandriva.org
Fri Mar 11 16:45:53 CET 2011
On Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 12:44:22AM +0100, Michael Scherer wrote:
> 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
Ok, so let’s drop firefox too, install epiphany and konqueror instead.
(maybe those are already installed aside firefox ?)
If we follow one way, let’s be consistent with that ;)
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