Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 6th Nov 2006 18:26 UTC
Novell and Ximian "Someone just asked me whether, now that Novell's become buddies with Microsoft, I'll be turning away from Novell/SUSE as one of my favorite Linux distributions. My answer is no. I'm sticking with SUSE Linux on both my desktops and servers. Here's why."
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RE: Only one thing...
by Ookaze on Tue 7th Nov 2006 13:00 UTC in reply to "Only one thing..."
Ookaze
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2005-11-14

If they can get Banshee working with mtp devices (like the Creative M:Vision)

And then these people wonder why they can't get higher market share : they can't even do a Linux friendly device.

whilst they're at it, how about licencing WMA/WMV 9.2 off Microsoft; I don't care about DRM, just give me the ability to encode and decode, and I'll be as happy as Larry

That's a lie. You won't be happy at all. More precisely, you will be happy until 9.3 version is out, and then, you will ask the same thing again.
Besides, only decoding woudl be useful (I don't know if MPlayer decodes it), as WMV 9.2 is one of the worst (if not the worst) codec around, in quality, speed, ...
Of course, if your gadget can play only WMV, you were screwed from the start anyway.

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RE[2]: Only one thing...
by kaiwai on Wed 8th Nov 2006 05:04 in reply to "RE: Only one thing..."
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

And then these people wonder why they can't get higher market share : they can't even do a Linux friendly device.

Ehm, iPod work'ish; the problem with Linux companies is that they're unfocused; they seem to drift from project to project rather than just knuckling down and focusing on getting their 'selection' working and integration properly.

That's a lie. You won't be happy at all. More precisely, you will be happy until 9.3 version is out, and then, you will ask the same thing again.

Babe, 9.2 has been the audio standard for quite some time; I want CODEC 9.2 support; its the default in Media Player 9.0, 10.0 and 11.0.

Besides, only decoding woudl be useful (I don't know if MPlayer decodes it), as WMV 9.2 is one of the worst (if not the worst) codec around, in quality, speed, ...

Mp3 quality absolutely shit when it comes to variable compression rate; I compress my music at 135-215kbps variable, and it is far superior to using mp3 varibale at 320kbps - instead of senselessly bashing Microsoft, how about accepting that maybe, *shock horror*, Microsoft has actually created a good product!

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RE[3]: Only one thing...
by Ookaze on Wed 8th Nov 2006 10:48 in reply to "RE[2]: Only one thing..."
Ookaze Member since:
2005-11-14

Ehm, iPod work'ish; the problem with Linux companies is that they're unfocused; they seem to drift from project to project rather than just knuckling down and focusing on getting their 'selection' working and integration properly

Except I was talking about Creative there, not Linux companies.

Babe, 9.2 has been the audio standard for quite some time; I want CODEC 9.2 support; its the default in Media Player 9.0, 10.0 and 11.0

If that's true, then that support is native in MPlayer since months, so what are you talking about ?
It still does not remove the point that once a 9.3 is out, you will repeat the same thing.

Mp3 quality absolutely shit when it comes to variable compression rate

Yes, constant rate is better. Now remember I was talking about WMV.

I compress my music at 135-215kbps variable, and it is far superior to using mp3 varibale at 320kbps - instead of senselessly bashing Microsoft, how about accepting that maybe, *shock horror*, Microsoft has actually created a good product!

WMV is the worst codec available, now if you don't believe me, look at all the benchmarks on the net, they come with screenshots for trolls like you.
As for WMA, it has no interest as MP3 is the standard and WMA is patent encumbered. If I was to encode anything, I sure enough wouldn't use a patent encumbered format that can be removed under my feet at any time.

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