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Neil Stevens neil at
Tue Sep 10 12:35:38 BST 2002

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On Tuesday September 10, 2002 04:02, Ryan Cumming wrote:
> On September 10, 2002 03:15, Neil Stevens wrote:
> > On Tuesday September 10, 2002 02:45, Ryan Cumming wrote:
> > > Now that we have xine_artsplug, I suggest that we associate Kaboodle
> > > and Noatun with all file formats that it supports. Currently, AVI
> > > and QT movies are associated with aKtion, which barely works. Any
> > > objections?
> >
> > Are there actual magic-enabled mime-types to add here?  I'd rather not
> > associate kaboodle with a bunch of Windows-esque *.[A-Za-z]{1-3}
> > format file types, and get a bunch of bug reports about why one file
> > or another doesn't get played, because the windows-style handling was
> > too coarse for xine.
> Both QuickTime and MS Video have magic entries, yes. FLIC has a magic
> entry, but it doesn't map to the correct mimetype. That is easily
> fixable, however.

Understood.  Make it so.

> > > Also, should aKtion even be compiled by default? It seems to have
> > > outlived its useful lifetime. Maybe it could be moved to extragear?
> >
> > If it's maintained, I see no reason to remove it.
> The last commit by the author was October 1st, 2000.

I only see three open bug reports in bugzilla, though, all of them 
wishlists.  Two ask for more formats that are now accessable via Kaboodle, 
the other is a feature that Kaboodle has. :-)

Looking at it that way, I think we'd be best served by an aktion 
playobject.  That would solve everything.  But that would have to wait for 
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