mp4/wma on by default in 1.8

Lukáš Lalinský lalinsky at
Thu Jun 23 20:20:30 CEST 2011

On Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 8:00 PM, Jeff Mitchell <mitchell at> wrote:
> Can we please finally do this?
> It was turned off by default somewhere along the 1.7 development series
> due to (as it turns out, bogus) concerns by Fedora Legal over patent
> issues. It was never turned on before 1.7 was released, and the stated
> reason not to turn it on for 1.7.x was to not deviate from 1.7 behavior.
> I felt this was bogus, as the reason for them being off was basically a
> bug in the process, and said so at the time, but I haven't pressed the
> issue.
> Meanwhile I continue to see this cause problems all over the place.
> Windows users of cross-platform applications built with mingw32
> libraries that don't enable (probably because they aren't even aware of
> it) the optional helpers wonder why they see more songs on Linux than
> the same collection on Windows. Same problem with people porting
> applications to MeeGo, which also simply builds the default.
> Not to mention user confusion over why an application built on Distro A
> sees B songs but on Distro X sees Y songs.
> Even worse, you get packagers figuring that there must be a legal/patent
> reason that it's disabled by default, even though the legal bits have
> already been stewed over and been given the OK by Fedora Legal.
> Can we fix this mess in 1.8?

Done --


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