[arch-dev-public] Killing the 'codecs' package
aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Tue Dec 18 12:00:34 EST 2007
On Dec 18, 2007 6:52 AM, Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:
> Aaron Griffin schrieb:
> > We went over this before - codecs is a useless package, and the
> > licensing is broken. We have opensource alternatives that play just
> > about every format except a few outliers (real media).
> There are videos in the real world which are not supported by any
> opensource codec.
Right, I understand - what I'm saying though, is that there are other
alternatives for these formats, and as a last resort, codecs will
still be floating around in PKGBUILD form.
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