Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 2nd Nov 2007 16:12 UTC, submitted by Rahul
Fedora Core Fedora 8 Release Candidate 3 has been released. "Fedora 8 Release Candidate 3 has been released on the torrent site. Both DVD and Live images have been provided. Unless something goes terribly wrong, these will be the same bits (modulo gpg signed SHA1SUM files) that will go to the mirrors for the final Fedora 8 release." Update: There is an interview up about CodecBuddy's inclusion in Fedora 8 with the two developers behind this feature.
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RE: wow
by shotsman on Fri 2nd Nov 2007 18:49 UTC in reply to "wow"
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Nope, they have not 'fixed the mp3' problem. Until there is a codec that is totally free from any copyright and/or patent problems then it won't ship with Fedora.
Full Stop. Never No Way. no How.
That is how it is. Please get used to this and don't keep on asking for it with every release. It just is not going to happen. This has been explained ad nauseum for years (Sigh).
If you want mp3 (and other) codecs, then just add the livna repo to your YUM repo list and you are done.

Yes, YUM is much faster to get to the point where you start downloading.

Lets hope that the Laptop HDD problems that are in Ubuntu (OOTB) are not in Fedora.
I have rc3 running on a PPC Mac mini and everything works OOTB (like F7 BTW)

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RE[2]: wow
by buff on Fri 2nd Nov 2007 19:07 in reply to "RE: wow"
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The CodecBuddy application with Fedora 8 allows you to install a free mp3 codec from Fluendo. All the other codecs Fluendo offer cost money. It is reasonable though, I think about $40.00 USD for a collection of windows media, mp3, mpeg, etc. Of course you can get the ugly gstreamer codecs from Livna for free. I thought it was a good compromise since it keeps Fedora free of patent problems but allows a user to easily add in media support.

Edited 2007-11-02 19:08

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RE[3]: wow
by netpython on Fri 2nd Nov 2007 20:45 in reply to "RE[2]: wow"
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I think fluendo is pretty irrelevant as most users probably will add the livna and or freshrpm repos.

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