[Wolves] Ubuntu and MP3 support

Bobby Singh bs_wm at yahoo.co.uk
Fri Oct 28 12:07:49 BST 2005


--- Adam Sweet <drinky76 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> > For the newbie this could be tedious and may
> > not know what to download.  (yes ok for
> intermediate
> > users this may be an advantage). The new ubuntu
> > should
> > consider having all stuff ready for home user
> > desktop
> > use like other distros.
> I can appreciate this feeling. The problem with this
> is that you would have to pay for the software.
> Conceivably it would be cheap as you would only have
> to pay the cost of the various codec license fees,
> but
> with a bit of googling you have no need to pay, but
> thats where boxed sets or Google come in handy.
> While I make no promises that I am correct on the
> details above, I'm pretty sure that I'm on the right
> track as I have been meaning to write an article on
> common desktop proprietary formats (MP3, Flash,
> Quicktime, Realplayer, Windows Media formats) for a
> while for my blog.
> At the end of the day, you pays your money and you
> makes your choice. Either go the free way and DIY or
> pay and you don't have to do anything. The problem
> is
> knowing there is a choice to be made in the first
> place.
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Yes, you are right.  
If you look at free downloads for distros like Mepis,
Vector and some others.  They provide the basic
desktop packages, firefox plugins, multimedia codecs
and mepis even with NVIDIA stuff.  



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