[maemo-users] Projects Nokia should support (yours?)

From: Simon Pickering S.G.Pickering at bath.ac.uk
Date: Sat Nov 1 11:47:11 EET 2008
> On Mon, Oct 27, 2008 at 10:35 AM, Fred <Fred at lefevere-laoide.net> wrote:
>> Would VLC (http://www.videolan.org) be a good client ?
>> There was a port for Maemo but it was underpowered.
>> It has the capacity to be embedded and could be a very good all-purpose
>> (all-codec) media player ...
>   Perhaps this is one of the days when VLC developers regret the
> decision to not synchronize/collaborate with GStreamer when GStreamer
> was "there"? Since Nokia supports GStreamer for very obvious (to the
> maemo community) reasons, supporting a competitor project wouldn't be
> a very wise idea.
>   DISCLAIMER: This is my very personal opinion and it may very well be wrong.

Agreed, we have officially supported GStreamer and the excellent  
mplayer which can be wrapped if someone wants a (different) gui. VLC  
certainly doesn't classify as a killer app bearing these in mind IMHO.

Something with more mileage, though still not really a killer app,  
would be working on optimisation of the backend libs that all three  
media players use (therefore any media player would benefit). But this  
will have to wait until we see what the hardware is capable of really.



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