[SATLUG] Re: Linux and Multimedia

Todd W. Bucy toddwbucy at grandecom.net
Tue Aug 12 21:04:11 CDT 2008


On Tue, 2008-08-12 at 20:08 -0500, Don Crowder wrote:
> K. Reginald Buckner wrote:
> > As for embedded video content on web pages via
> > using Linux as your primary OS.  I noticed that some sites
> > will refuse to show you anything unless you have IE or an IE browser plug
> > in. Is this not fair? I cannot use IE tab on linux even though I did on
> > XP/Vista. Is there some work around to see Quick Time or HD WMV on Linux
> > besides having the w32 codecs?
> 
> We're discussing the collision of two worlds; in simple form it's "let 
> us share" versus "mine, mine, mine".
> 
> For my part I made the personal choice to add an "off-shore" multimedia 
> repository to my sources.list file in order to install vaqrious 
> multimedia related goodies (among which is win32codecs) but I don't 
> simply leave it at that.  Without whining or flaming I write to websites 
> that are OS-centric, presenting a calm, clear, logical case on behalf of 
> paying attention to the writing which has, long since, been all over the 
> wall.  I try to help them see that, if they don't get it, it will 
> ultimately get them.
> 
> How's that for a slogan?
> 
> Linux
> 
> If your company doesn't get it...
> 
> ...it will, ultimately, get you.
> 
> (can I get an amen?)
> 
Amen! Brother!

Todd



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