andrewsg at u.washington.edu
Mon Jan 6 01:12:22 PST 2003
Yeah, I mean out of the box. I'm perfectly comfortable installing all
of the missing multimedia components myself (it's not my idea of a fun
evening, but it's not something I'd mind doing once or twice). But, I
wouldn't ask one of my friends who is interested in Linux to do that.
It's not something a newbie wants to deal with.
Maybe I should make a CD with all of the requisite media packages, and
an install script to use on new RH installs? But it seems like
something Redhat should be doing, not me.
On Sun, 05 Jan 2003 21:21:51 -0800
"Adam Monsen" <dawgpolo at u.washington.edu> wrote:
> I like bluecurve! :)
> Andrew Gorcester wrote:
> > I'd be more willing to reccomend it to linux newbies if it weren't
> > for its nonexistent multimedia support.
> Do you mean out of the box? If so then I agree. The xmms is crippled
> (no mp3 support) and the movie player(s) it comes with suck. If you
> haven't found solutions already, head to http://freshrpms.net to get
> RPMs for mplayer (plays almost /any/ kind of video) and an
> unrestricted xmms.
> Adam Monsen
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