[linux-audio-dev] Lionstracs / Linux Audio at Musikmesse report
drobilla at connect.carleton.ca
Wed Apr 7 17:07:43 UTC 2004
On 04/07/04 07:01:35, Benno Senoner wrote:
> Dave Robillard wrote:
>> You misunderstand. I'm not saying you're stupid for suggesting
>> using the win32 codecs (if that's what you have to do to play the
>> damn things, that's what you have to do, it's hardly your fault).
>> I'm saying Lionstracs is stupid for requiring you to do so.
>> Especially since they sell Linux-running products, and have taken
>> so much from the free software world.
> The problem is that the guy that took the video used a camcorder with
> firewire output, he is not a Linux expert, he uses windows on his PC
> which has very to easy tools to transfer the videos to the PC and
> make a video file out of it.
> I'm against proprietary formats too but unfortunately there is no
> pratical alternative yet (a format that can be easily viewed by
MPlayer plays a whooole lot of formats (without using windows codecs or
anything like that), far too numerous to list here; and you can
obviously play them on a Windows or Mac machine.
Don't get me wrong, I can sympathise with the naieve camera user, but
it's certainly not true that there are no formats out there that
everyone can play!
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