Announcing rpmfusion

Michel Salim michel.sylvan at
Wed Sep 12 13:51:09 UTC 2007

On 12/09/2007, Richi Plana <myfedora at> wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-09-12 at 13:31 +0300, Nicu Buculei wrote:
> > Bill Crawford wrote:
> > > On 12/09/2007, Rodd Clarkson <rodd at> wrote:
> > >> yum install gstreamer-plugins-bad
> >
> > >> This will install the mp3 codec along with a bunch of other 'bad'
> > >> codecs.
> > >
> > > Quite. Again, it would be nice to be able to install *the plugin that's wanted*.
> > >
> > > And *only* the plugin that's wanted.
> >
> > Balance this with the convenience, useful for most users, to not have to
> > hunt for codecs/plugins, install one package and be sure the multimedia
> > playing troubles are solved.
> The Right Way(TM) (IMHO) to do that is to have a system that will 1)
> find the name of the correct plugin to handle the multimedia file from a
> directory, and 2) yum install it on-the-fly. Remember that formats and
> plugins are popping up left and right. Some are encompassing, some are
> more esoteric. You'll either be forced to keep updating the
> one-package-to-rule-them-all file everytime something new comes up, or
> you have the automated system I just mentioned. You can't have one big
> package for all the plugins that you can enable at one time and have the
> users hunt manually for the others as they come up.
Codec Buddy:

though in F-8 it won't integrate with third-party repos just yet, so
it will probably only redirect you to Fluendo's shop.


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