Re: promoting free media codecs from GNOME

El jue, 06-05-2004 a las 06:10, Hongli Lai escribió:
> Thomas Vander Stichele wrote:
> > Do people think that promoting the use of free codecs (ie, enabling
> > those by default, and only use those out of the box) is the right way to
> > go ?
> Yes, I think this is a good way. Promoting free codecs simply by making 
> them *very* easy to use. So easy, that the user doesn't even have to 
> know other codecs exist.

You hit it right on!  This is so self-evident that we tend to forget
this, just because it's right under our noses.  The best promotion is
not promotion at all: it's bundling and keeping it as default.  Windows
Media got its traction exactly that way.  I have lots of friends who can
no longer use their media files on their new computers because they used
WM to rip their CDs.  They weren't even aware they had used Windows

Something like that should happen in Ogg Vorbis world.  CD Ripping apps
should promote hardware players with OV support as well, because that's
also important.

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