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VLC in opensuse

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VLC is a great media player, it awesome, and it will be good, to add like a default media player in opensuse 11.4, because, VLC can play any type of video without codecs.

Totem and Kaffeine have problems with codecs because the licence, but VLC doesnt have problem with licence.

What do you think?


icons/user_comment.png R. G. wrote: (8 years ago)

Already suggested here:
#309259 Include VLC .

> VLC can play any type of video without codecs


That's not true. Codecs are "build in": VLC have the same "codec problems" as mplayer, xine, etc. In order to include VLC on openSUSE the same "cuts" performed on xine need to be done.

icons/user_comment.png P. R. wrote: (8 years ago)

VLC repository is in community repositories. Situation can't be changed at the moment ...

icons/user_comment.png L. M. wrote: (8 years ago)

Any vlc version build by SuSE-GmbH or the community for openSUSE to be packaged as part of the installation CD or DVD will be need to be crippled (with the most useful codecs not included).  Hence it won't be of much use.  Thus I would rather see the community resources and the SuSE-GmbH resources spent elsewhere than on a crippled version of vlc.

Instead IMHO we need to keep encouraging the Packman packagers and the videolan packagers to package 'vlc' for openSUSE and post on their repositories.

icons/user_comment.png R. G. wrote: (8 years ago)

As mentioned on #309259, the main advantage of adding VLC, even if crippled, is the possibility to add the upcoming VLC-phonon backend on main repository.

icons/user_comment.png R. C. wrote: (8 years ago)

The VLC-Phonon-Backend which is currently provided in the Playground Repos works very well on openSUSE 11.3, I prefer it to the XINE backend.

Could openSUSE just provide the fully working Phonon backend.  Instead of providing a crippled time wasting version of VLC the user would be prompted to install the VLC player from VideoLAN?  Something like the Amarok prompt?  This could then be used in future versions of openSUSE without much additional work.

Last change: 7 years ago
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