Dear rpmfusion. Please build codec packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. My wife is stuck in bed and wants to watch a movie.

Thanks, The Hughes Family.

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Richard has over 10 years of experience developing open source software. He is the maintainer of GNOME Software, PackageKit, GNOME Packagekit, GNOME Power Manager, GNOME Color Manager, colord, and UPower and also contributes to many other projects and opensource standards. Richard has three main areas of interest on the free desktop, color management, package management, and power management. Richard graduated a few years ago from the University of Surrey with a Masters in Electronics Engineering. He now works for Red Hat in the desktop group, and also manages a company selling open source calibration equipment. Richard's outside interests include taking photos and eating good food.

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  1. Hmm..how about paying for the Fluendo codecs? It helps to fund the gstreamer project as well.

    1. No, it doesn’t. Fluendo has done basically no GStreamer development at all in the last years.

        1. This is pretty much obvious to anyone following GStreamer development and can easily be verified using git log and/or gstreamer-bugs mailing list archives, or by hanging out on the #gstreamer IRC channel.

        2. Benjamin Otte is a long term gstreamer developer and knows what he is talking about. If you want to verify, clone the gstreamer repos and check for yourself.

  2. Good quote: “No mere mortal ever completes a Fedora install, while the Ubuntu guy is already … watching porn or whatever.”

  3. Dear Richard Hughes, please don’t run RHEL or other “enterprise” distributions on an end-user system. Thanks. :)

      1. Reasons exactly like this: older software selections that commonly exclude bits useful for end users because “enterprise” customers don’t need them and/or because “enterprise” distributors don’t feel comfortable distributing them. Meanwhile, other distributions provide *all* of gstreamer, including the bits that let you play most videos.

        If you play DVDs, you might need a quick trip over to videolan.org for libdvdcss, but other than that, video playing should Just Work out of the box, and if it doesn’t you should pick a distribution that supports end-users better. You’re not the target audience for “Enterprise” Linux distributions.

    1. RHEL Desktop is a solid OS; don’t see a reason why it can work well as a reliable “end user” OS. Novell’s SLED is also pretty nice.

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