VLC media player 1.0.0 debuts
Posted Jul 23, 2009 10:37 UTC (Thu) by Tet
Parent article: VLC media player 1.0.0 debuts
The inclusion of a wide selection of CODECs makes VLC easy to install and use
I wish video players wouldn't do this. If the codecs were distributed seperately, then the free distributions (Fedora, Debian, etc) would be able to distribute the media players without the contentious codecs. The end user would then only have to grab the appropriate codec to play that media format. I understand that it's slightly more convenient for the end user that doesn't care about software freedom to have everything in a single package, but is yum install "vlc*" really that much harder than yum install vlc?
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