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Bragador
February 19th, 2006, 02:52 AM
I was wondering if a general do it all program like vlc media player could become the "windows media player" of ubuntu by default ? What do you think ?

NeoChaosX
February 19th, 2006, 03:03 AM
Probably not. There's already a media player in the form of Totem (or Kaffeine if you're using Kubuntu like me). Besides, VLC is included in universe, so it isn't as updated as often as those players. Plus, VLC can play proprietary codecs out of the box, so having it included with the base Ubuntu install would go against what Ubuntu stands for.

bjweeks
February 19th, 2006, 03:55 AM
Probably not. There's already a media player in the form of Totem (or Kaffeine if you're using Kubuntu like me). Besides, VLC is included in universe, so it isn't as updated as often as those players. Plus, VLC can play proprietary codecs out of the box, so having it included with the base Ubuntu install would go against what Ubuntu stands for.

BS ubuntu will use if it doesn't have patent issues but it does in the US. VLC is hosted in france and there is doesn't where there are BS laws to deal with.

Bragador
February 19th, 2006, 03:55 AM
Oh yeah right... I forgot about the proprietary dilemma.

I knew there was a reason.

Never mind then.

gord
February 19th, 2006, 04:31 AM
it'd be nice if there were a newer build of vlc in the repositorys though, it still uses gtk1 if i remeber rightly. i have to build it myself to get it using gtk2

bjweeks
February 19th, 2006, 05:16 AM
it'd be nice if there were a newer build of vlc in the repositorys though, it still uses gtk1 if i remeber rightly. i have to build it myself to get it using gtk2

Yep, its still on gtk 1 lol

Artificial Intelligence
February 19th, 2006, 07:16 AM
Compile it as I did if you don't like it, just remember to --enable-gtk2 flag also ;)

v. 0.8.4a

Protostar
February 19th, 2006, 07:26 AM
What the difference between the GTK1 version and the GTK2 version?

bjweeks
February 19th, 2006, 07:28 AM
What the difference between the GTK1 version and the GTK2 version?

eyecandy

Leo_01
February 19th, 2006, 09:23 AM
i really love VLC...
it makes the move to linux smoother with less codec issues...(try converting 100 WMA files to MP3 files in 1 day!)