Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] Re: rhythmbox: gstreamer vs xine

As far as I understand the core doesn't support any kind of playback. It
is basically doing the scheduling etc. Support for different kinds of
playback come in the form of plug-ins. This means Red Hat can distribute
Gstreamer + playback plug-in for Ogg Vorbis, etc.

If you want to play MP3, all you need it to download the mp3 libs plus
the gstreamer mp3 plug-in, and now all your gstreamer apps will support
MP3 playback.


tir, 2003-01-14 kl. 02:00 skrev Miguel Freitas:
> Hi Thomas,
> > I'll be sad to not see Rhythmbox in Red Hat 8.1.  While it was far
> > from finished, I was looking forward to at least being able to
> > recommend it to a whole bunch of people I know, and at the college
> > radio I also work at in my spare time (they moved to RH exclusively
> > last year, finally).
> Just curious... you said that rhythmbox won't be in RH 8.1 and, if i
> understood it right, that is because the dependency on libxine, right?
> well, this is something that really puzzles me: redhat removed xine,
> xmms mp3 support and other (?) software from their distro because of
> patent issues. now it is including gstreamer and multimedia stuff back
> in? how is that possible?
> i never tried gstreamer, so maybe the core itself doesn't contain any
> patented code (so in this case it should only be able to play ogg, vp3?)
> or is redhat disabling some parts on compilation?
> i would love to see that problems with patents solved, as well seeing
> gnome/kde/redhat/mandrake/suse/whatever users enjoying high quality
> multimedia experience. i just don't know what would be the point in
> including packages in a cripped form (like not being able to play mp3,
> because like we or not it's a de fact standard).
> regards,
> Miguel
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