Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Fri 15th Aug 2008 05:18 UTC
Linux InformationWeek is speculating on how Linux will change in the next four years. "By 2012 the OS will have matured into three basic usage models. Web-based apps rule, virtualization is a breeze, and command-line hacking for basic system configuration is a thing of the past."
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RE[5]: *shrugs*
by _txf_ on Fri 15th Aug 2008 15:27 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: *shrugs*"
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2008-03-17

You are aware that nero provides a linux version of their encoder/decoder? just use that if you have problems with faac...

Guess what codec package I use on windows? ffdshow which is based on ffmpeg. On osx The first codec package that I installed was perian...which is again, (you guessed it!) based ffmpeg.

tell me again which codecs suck under linux?

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RE[6]: *shrugs*
by kaiwai on Fri 15th Aug 2008 16:09 in reply to "RE[5]: *shrugs*"
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2005-07-06

You are aware that nero provides a linux version of their encoder/decoder? just use that if you have problems with faac...

Guess what codec package I use on windows? ffdshow which is based on ffmpeg. On osx The first codec package that I installed was perian...which is again, (you guessed it!) based ffmpeg.

tell me again which codecs suck under linux?


Why would you need to use ffdshow; you *CHOOSE* to use ffdshow when there are already the native CODECs available. Don't use *THAT* as an excuse. Dear god, do some research. Prove me wrong, but make sure that the facts are actually concrete rather than, "well, ffmpeg is available on Windows, therefore I have to use it to watch media" when that simply isn't the case.

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RE[7]: *shrugs*
by _txf_ on Fri 15th Aug 2008 21:26 in reply to "RE[6]: *shrugs*"
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2008-03-17

I Never said that (plus completely missing the point of my argument)...I install ffdshow because under windows I don't get any codec support barring wma/wmv, mpeg2 and mp3.

The other codecs I use regularly: aac,ogg,flac,xvid,h.264.

containers that I use: mkv,mov,avi,ogg,mp4

None of those work out of the box. Sure, I could install other codecs one by one to get all those working, or I could just install one package ffdshow (barring flac, which is a bit of an adventure under windows).

The reason ffdshow is so popular is that it is easy and quick. Everytime someone complains of codec woes in windows, the first thing people suggest is to install ffdshow.

So what do you use on osx? I know out of the box it is just as lame as windows (swap WM codecs for Qt codecs).

That aside, I was merely pointing out that those nice codec packages are based on ffmpeg which is available on linux (or any other major platform).

p.s. ffdshow is a directshow wrapper to ffmpeg (which is more or less platform independent) so it is more or less native. YOU do some RESEARCH before assuming I am an ignorant bumpkin

Edited 2008-08-15 21:34 UTC

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