View Full Version : SLED will play mscodecs out the box through Real Player

October 12th, 2006, 12:08 PM
Just read in my Linux format magazine that Novell has signed a deal with Real Player that will allow it play MS codecs out the box.

This had got to be great news for all the newbies and Linux in general.

October 12th, 2006, 01:02 PM
If playing a 3rd party propriety encoded video through another 3rd party's propriety software interface is a good thing then heck yeah i agree.

The better thing would be in a moment of insanity for MS to open source its media codec's till then give me w32codec and libdvdcss2.

October 12th, 2006, 05:07 PM
Basically the article reads something like this

Novell has done a deal with Real Player. From Dec 10 - SLED 10 will be the 1st distro to include an upgraded version of RealPlayer that supports Windows Media Formats.

October 12th, 2006, 06:23 PM
I'd have to say, this is good news for SLED as a Windows replacement. I can see public kiosks, internet cafes, or even some corporate settings needing to be able to play stuff in proprietary MS formats but cannot afford the legal liability of win32codecs.

October 12th, 2006, 07:48 PM
I somewhere read it was going to be open source (=ubuntu integration maybe?)