Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 10th Jul 2005 12:01 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft surprised many of the attendees at its annual worldwide partner show here this weekend by allowing a third party to present a "hands-on lab" that allowed attendees to play with a range of Linux desktop software. Is Microsoft toning down on its anti-Linux campaign?
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@Anonymous (IP: 164.214.4.---)
by somebody on Sun 10th Jul 2005 17:26 UTC
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2005-07-07

Codecs easy for windows? It is a no go. WMP hasn't found not even one codec that wouldn't belong to MS. Why downloading option?

If it would be easy then I wouldn't be called so often by people I know that some movie doesn't work. And believe me, there's many of them.

For all the people on Linux I just set up yum repository and complete mplayer (and off course dowloadable rpm that installs yum specs in /etc that can be downloaded via browser). One minute on phone for the first time (just to install my repository). Everything other is just "yum install ..." or by clicking in gui. Next time I put new version of mplayer inside? Everybody gets it with the first update.

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RE: @Anonymous (IP: 164.214.4.---)
by on Sun 10th Jul 2005 17:59 in reply to "@Anonymous (IP: 164.214.4.---)"
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Codecs easy for windows? It is a no go. WMP hasn't found not even one codec that wouldn't belong to MS. Why downloading option?

Wow, this has indeed gotten out of hand. No, codecs for windows are fairly easy. The use of codec packs like Nimo, Gordian Knot's (for use with it's really cool encoding suite), Matroska, Tsunami filter pack just to name a few make it VERY easy to view virtually any avi file known to man, and all with a double-click.

And whoever said that I said it was difficult in linux has it wrong. I use Xandros on a daily basis and enjoy the use of mplayer very much of the time. Much of what I am getting at is debunking the difficulty of playing videos in windows and at demonstrating it's rather easy codec integration.

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JLF65 Member since:
2005-07-06

No, codecs for windows are fairly easy. The use of codec packs like Nimo, Gordian Knot's (for use with it's really cool encoding suite), Matroska, Tsunami filter pack just to name a few make it VERY easy to view virtually any avi file known to man, and all with a double-click.

Noobie: Wow! All I have to do is double-click! Uh... double-click what? What's a "nimo"? I have the Disney DVD - maybe that's all I need. Matroska sounds Russian - I ain't putting now commie-crap on MY computer! Well, let's trying googling for "nimo"... hmmm - 200,000,000,000 hits for the movie - AH! Something about codec packs. Download... go to hard drive... NOW I can double-click... Next... Next... Agree... Next... Next... Next... Reboot... What the heck! The player blows up now! Googling... nimo codec packs cause "codec conflicts"? What the heck is that? How do I fix it? AHHHHHHHHHHHGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!

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