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Re: [gNewSense-users] Rhythmbox mp3 support [solved]

From: Matthew Flaschen
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Rhythmbox mp3 support [solved]
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2007 18:44:38 -0400
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Mitch Wiedemann wrote:
> Michael Stevens wrote:
>> On Thu, Apr 26, 2007 at 05:06:50PM -0400, Mitch Wiedemann wrote:
>>> You'll have to get rid of XMMS too then.  It plays my .mp3 files in
>>> gNewSense with no problems.
>>> I guess I'll make my way back to Debian or Ubuntu.  Cheers all.
>> Oops, I didn't want to scare anyone off.
>> Do not run! We are your friends!
>> You could use ogg files instead? They're very nice, and don't have
>> patent problems.
> My collection is mostly .ogg, but the older CDs were ripped in mp3
> format.  While I intend to someday re-rip those CDs, I do actually want
> to *listen* to them in the meantime. I suppose it's only right for
> gNewSense to stop supporting .mp3 altogether, but I'll need to use
> another distro until I get around to the task.

gNewSense does not have any policy to specifically exclude mp3 codecs.
However, multiverse is excluded, and that's where most of the codecs
are.  Existing codecs (typically in universe) probably won't be removed.

Matt Flaschen

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