Linux Media Player

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    You may want to contact the maintainers of XMMS and let them know what functionality you are looking for and maybe they can tell you some odd way XMMS does it. If not, then suggest to them it would be good to have that functionality and maybe they can look at putting that into the next release. That's the best way to get what you need in the open source world......that or code it yourself if you have the time and ability.
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    Originally posted by mart_man00
    Shh!

    Your not allowed to say that! You most bow before all open source projects no matter what the qulity.
    if it gets the same job done and is free, not to mention you can add whatever the hell you want into the source, Then damn $$$$ing right.

    And Windows Media Player is not free, in the same way those little toys you get with Happy Meals aren't free.
    Last edited by Brian; 09-05-2003 at 08:27 AM.

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    Originally posted by Brian
    And Windows Media Player is not free, in the same way those little toys you get with Happy Meals aren't free.
    Yeah, but WinAmp and MMJB are.

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    Originally posted by Govtcheez
    Yeah, but WinAmp and MMJB are.
    winamp is almost completely identical to xmms.

    XMMS even supports winamp skins.

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    Originally posted by BMJ
    You're nuts.

    The ONLY codec I've ever had to install for WMP is the DivX codec, which is no big deal.

    What other codecs are there for WMP??
    http://www.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/codecs-status.html

    and yes you need to download those and install them in WMP if you want to play certain video files... or just grab mplayer which pretty much plays anything...

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    Or download DefilerPak, which contains just about everything.

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    if it gets the same job done
    How well it does matter to. You woldnt of said anything if i knocked MS, they should get some respect here too. Sometimes more the Open Source.

    It might be motivated by greed, years late, not that great, but if this many people complained about some windows feature something would be done.

    Its great to see programmers work on this, they should get some respect for what they did. That doesnt mean we cant question it and that they dont have a responsibilty to the users.

    not to mention you can add whatever the hell you want into the source
    Not every one can/wantes too plus you shouldnt be forced too.

    Because of Gentoo devs i had to write some crap up so that there program(Portage) would work like the dam man page. This ........es me off. They took up the job, they should fix it. I got back 'thats not the gentoo way', if you say it live up too it. You can ask for help and people should pitch in but some people dont hold to anything.

    And Windows Media Player is not free,
    No, but something like it is implied with any real OS(that claims to be for desktops anyway).

    those little toys you get with Happy Meals aren't free.
    Id love a big mac right now...

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    but if this many people complained about some windows feature something would be done.
    a lot of people complain about viruses and security holes like rpc and well i have yet to see microsoft do anything about it!

    i quote Windows 2003 most secure windows ever

    Not every one can/wantes too plus you shouldnt be forced too.
    like it or not unix/linux is not an operating system for those afraid to tinker... use windows if you cant be bothered really it is that easy...
    Last edited by ZerOrDie; 09-05-2003 at 01:25 PM.

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    Oh how I wish I had the ability to code my own media player.

    The only codec I've ever had to download was DivX.

    And I do expect a desktop OS to have a user-friendly media player. Macs have iTunes, Windows has WMP, but Linux is lacking. DamonBrinkley's suggestion to talk to the developers is the most intelligent thing said in this thread thus far. I may just do that.
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    And I do expect a desktop OS to have a user-friendly media player.
    Linux is a kernel...

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    Originally posted by ZerOrDie
    Linux is a kernel...
    Step aside, everyone. It's CAPTAIN SEMANTICS!

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    Originally posted by Govtcheez
    Step aside, everyone. It's CAPTAIN SEMANTICS!
    Well Govtcheez answer this question Do you think that it is fair to call GNU/linux a desktop operating system considering that XFree86 is just an addon?

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    Originally posted by joshdick
    Macs have iTunes, Windows has WMP, but Linux is lacking.
    The biggest difference between those comparisons is the people at Microsoft, Apple, Real, etc have paid programmers whos sole job is to make a media player. Most open source apps (for the most part) are coded by hobbyist who work on it when they get a chance. It is kind of surprising that one of the Linux vendors hasn't put a little money into developing a media player. I'm not very picky so things like xmms, xine, and mplayer fit my needs just fine.
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    Originally posted by ZerOrDie
    Well Govtcheez answer this question Do you think that it is fair to call GNU/linux a desktop operating system considering that XFree86 is just an addon?
    I didn't say that. I just think it's stupid to say what you did when you know damn well what he meant.

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    >>Linux is a kernel...

    so is win.com smart a$$
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