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[3]: ok i've installed it
by sbergman27 on Sun 4th Nov 2007 11:46 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ok i've installed it"
sbergman27
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2005-07-24

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anyways, i have read the interview and it explains things quite well about codecbuddy but I still must ask, if Totem is the default 'codecbuddy' application for mp3 playback et al, then why doesnt Totem open the mp3 by default (instead of rhythmbox)

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That's a good question... for a number of reasons. While Gnome is my favorite DE, and I mostly like Gnome apps, I've found that Rhythmbox never fails to disappoint. A music player that's been in development for years which doesn't understand .pls files? No thanks! For all their limitations, XMMS and Totem are better music players.

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RE[4]: ok i've installed it
by Wrawrat on Sun 4th Nov 2007 19:04 in reply to "RE[3]: ok i've installed it"
Wrawrat Member since:
2005-06-30

I don't think Rhythmbox was designed to play lists or files here and there, but rather for dealing with a well managed (fully tagged & everything) music library. On that aspect, it's doing an adequate job, although it could have better tagging or VFS support. As for XMMS, it's okay, as long as your needs haven't changed since 2004... ;)

The interview states that codeina was developed for Totem, hence why RB cannot use it. I'm looking forward for the generic interface for applications, although I'll probably just use the livna repos for codec woes.

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RE[5]: ok i've installed it
by anyweb on Sun 4th Nov 2007 19:54 in reply to "RE[4]: ok i've installed it"
anyweb Member since:
2005-07-06

The interview states that codeina was developed for Totem, hence why RB cannot use it. I'm looking forward for the generic interface for applications, although I'll probably just use the livna repos for codec woes.

that's my whole point !, when you double click on an MP3 in Fedora 8 Rhythmbox opens, not Totem, so no one will see the Codecbuddy wizard unless they experiment.

I just don't understand the logic of this, having codec buddy is good, but if you want to make it work as it should then mp3 playback should default to Totem (because that's the only application that codecbuddy is aligned with in this circumstance).

Personally I don't like rhythmbox or totem, i'd use xmms for mp3 playback and mplayer for video applications, but for new users who've just installed the distro, it doesnt make sense to hide the positive aspect of codecbuddy because someone decided that rhythmbox should be mapped to mp3 playback instead of codecbuddy's buddy, Totem.

cheers
anyweb

Edited 2007-11-04 19:55

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