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    Re: Rhythmbox 0.10.90 SVN for Feisty

    There has been recent work on the MTP support for Rhythmbox, and if all goes well it should be in 0.11.1. http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=345006 has the patch and details.
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    Re: New music player - Exaile!

    In theory any player that can do cross-fading should be able to do gapless - it's just a special case where the cross-over time is zero.
  3. Re: Stupid/late question regarding MP3 support

    Fluendo have done this for GStreamer plugins, and you don't even have to pay to use it. You can have a fully patent-licensed MP3 decoder.

    Shipping it in a distro has some issues (the licence on it...
  4. Re: The latest Media Player for Linux: Songbird ! available now!

    According to the Songbird site, the Linux version uses Flash as it's playback engine, with the Mac OS and Windows versions using VLC.




    If you're on 32bit x86 Linux, with a computer where it...
  5. Re: The latest Media Player for Linux: Songbird ! available now!

    IMHO this is a very odd decision, given how bad Flash support is on Linux - even more so because it uses VLC on the Windows and Mac platforms.


    Some of the screenshots look cool, but I'm nto sure...
  6. Re: For how long will stuff get backported to Dapper ?

    I imagine it will depend greatly on the dependencies of the application. If an application starts depending on newer versions of libraries, it starts getting a lot harder to backport - virtually...
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    Re: Rhythmbox 0.9.5 is here!

    Anyone who wants a .deb of the latest Rhythmbox, with all the options enabled, and even more ipod support might want to look at...
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    Re: rhythmbox

    Rhythmbox 0.9.5 itself still supports GStreamer 0.8 and the versions of the Gnome libraries that are on Breezy (in fact with the exception of totem-plparser it should on Hoary too). However some of...
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    Re: Evolution is a rubbish email client

    Do you mean IMAP?

    SMTP is for sending mail to a mail server, and isn't used to receive mail. Virtually everyone who uses POP3 to receive mail will be using SMTP to send it.




    Here I'm even...
  10. Re: Pimp your video player, install aaxine!

    And GStreamer apps (e.g. Totem) can too if you set the default video sink to "aasink" or "caca" (colour)
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    Re: List of acronyms used in forums and IRC

    ISTR = I seem to recall
    ISAGN = I see a great need
    FYI = For your information
    TMI = Too much information
    FWIW = For what it's worth
    IFYPFY = I fixed your post for you
    OP = Original poster...
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    Re: Python timer?

    Assuming you're using PyGTK:


    import gobject

    gobject.timeout_add (60 * 1000, function, ...)

    def function (...):
    #do stuff here
    return False
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    Re: New music player - Exaile!

    Which is why we have so many different music players around - choice is a good thing.

    Welcome to the ever-expanding club of music player hackers.
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    Re: DesktopBSD, pretty sweet.

    "apt-get build-dep" installs the build dependencies (what it required to build the package). I'm not actually sure what to do if there are (runtime) dependencies that aren't build dependencies. Run...
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    Re: DesktopBSD, pretty sweet.

    apt-get build-dep packagename
    apt-get --build source packagename
    dpkg -i packagename.deb


    The first command installs the dependencies of the package. The second downloads the source package and...
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    Re: Synaptic for Windows?

    The problem is that the program the figure out what you have to download needs to know what you have installed.

    The two solutions are:
    a) have a program on your Ubuntu macheine generate the list...
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    Re: Synaptic for Windows?

    As well as apt-zip, you can also get the list of URIs with normal apt-get


    sudo apt-get --print-uris -y install package-name will print the list of uris, and their MD5 sums (in case you want to...
  18. Re: Stupid/late question regarding MP3 support

    http://mail.gnome.org/archives/rhythmbox-devel/2006-January/msg00005.html
  19. Re: Stupid/late question regarding MP3 support

    No it isn't.

    The source is BSD licenced. However if you compile from source, you are not covered under Fluendo's patent licence.


    The binary plugin shipped by Fluendo is under a special...
  20. Re: Stupid/late question regarding MP3 support

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mp3#Licensing_and_patent_issues
    http://www.mp3licensing.com/royalty/index.html (PC Software Applications: MP3 decoder)
  21. Re: Stupid/late question regarding MP3 support

    Yes, you do (which is the reason most distros don't ship decoders).

    If you use Windows, Microsoft has paid for the licence.
    If you use MacOS, Apple has paid for the licence.
    If you use a distro...
  22. Re: Stupid/late question regarding MP3 support

    If you download and install the mad plugin, you don't have a patent licence for the MP3 patents.
    If you download and install the Fluendo mp3 plugin, you have a fully-licenced MP3 decoder.

    If you...
  23. Re: Stupid/late question regarding MP3 support

    The Fluendo MP3 binary plugin is fully patent licensed.

    However, distributing the binary plugin with GPL-licensed applications that use it is a violation of the GPL. This leads to an issue with...
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    Re: Qt vs. GTK+

    I understand that it can be easier to use qdata. I was just saying that you probably would have done it with a map in Java/C#/whatever, and you could do the same with glib.


    (Using qdata is...
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    Re: Qt vs. GTK+

    Yes, GTK has warts and limitation because it is written in C. QT has warts and limitations because it was written in C++. Which are bigger depends on the language you want to use, and both have some...
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