sam at Liddicott.com
Sat Jan 22 12:56:19 CET 2005
Scott Wheeler wrote:
> And all of that aside, there's a standard policy that I have on not supporting
> formats without at least one Open Source encoder; I'm not really interested
> in helping to spread proprietary codecs.
With apologies for resurrecting old threads, but its better than
starting a new one.
I don't mean to start a fight or a lenghty discussion, but I do want to
raise the question of this policy in the minds of its holders, without
the need for them to justify it to me.
I know at least one case where lack of taglib support for wma in amarok
(media manager type app) is preventing a full migration to linux and
thus the wider use of free codecs.
A move to "new" linux can be disconcerting anyway, if it can be made
more stress free, it is surely agood thing? I'm up against a gang who
wont move if they can't take their music with them. Windows media player
only converts to wma, and theyhave a large collection.
Old Bills strategy of embrace and extend is based on wooing and enticing
people, making it easy to come from where they are to where they
I'm being pompous, I know, but I wonder if this policy will have the
More information about the taglib-devel