Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 17th Sep 2008 23:09 UTC
Multimedia, AV Dirac is an advanced royalty-free video compression format designed for a wide range of uses, from delivering low-resolution web content to broadcasting HD and beyond, to near-lossless studio editing. The v1.0.0 version was released yesterday, and the new VLC version supports playback of .ts/.drc Dirac files.
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RE[6]: Schrodinger
by KugelKurt on Fri 19th Sep 2008 13:07 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Schrodinger"
KugelKurt
Member since:
2005-07-06

Yes, PackMan replaces packages if you perform a dist-upgrade. PackMan has newer versions of many applications, eg. Brasero, Miro, also GStreamer (with full support for patented codecs), etc.
So far nothing from PackMan broke my installation.

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RE[7]: Schrodinger
by grfgguvf on Sat 20th Sep 2008 14:10 in reply to "RE[6]: Schrodinger"
grfgguvf Member since:
2006-09-25

Okay, I enabled the Packman repository, but it doesn't include a newer version of VLC.

VLC repo has 0.9.2-1.1, Packman has 0.9.2-0.pm.2...

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RE[8]: Schrodinger
by KugelKurt on Sat 20th Sep 2008 15:45 in reply to "RE[7]: Schrodinger"
KugelKurt Member since:
2005-07-06

Wow, then after 3 months VLC catched up? The official VLC repo had no updates since June.
Version numbers after the dash sign don't matter, btw. The last VLC update in PackMan was (in time of writing) 17 hours ago. VLC repo's codec libraries also sometimes conflict with PackMan's.

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