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Old 08-01-2011, 09:42 AM   #1
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Question I need to make a decision


1,Opensuse
2,Fedora
3,Linuxmint

Which one is the best to install for multimedia experiences?





 
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Old 08-01-2011, 09:44 AM   #2
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You might need to install a bit more with Fedora or OpenSUSE than mint, because mint tends to come with most of the codecs installed. But once you install the codecs on fedora or SUSE, there will be no major differences between those distros for multimedia.
 
Old 08-01-2011, 09:46 AM   #3
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i think one of the benefits of linuxmint is that it is based in ireland (a non interpol country) so they can include patented codecs (mp3, libdvdcss, flash, ...) without the fear of the f.b.i. arresting them.
 
Old 08-01-2011, 09:53 AM   #4
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Hi,

you probably do not want fedora for that. No mp3 or DVD support. Have a look here for some more legal issues:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Forbidden_items

Not sure about Suse, haven't used it for years.
 
Old 08-01-2011, 09:57 AM   #5
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you probably do not want fedora for that. No mp3 or DVD support. Have a look here for some more legal issues:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Forbidden_items
No support 'out of the box' but its a 2 minute job to get DVD and/or MP3 support in fedora-

http://www.fedorafaq.org/#dvd
 
Old 08-01-2011, 10:08 AM   #6
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No support 'out of the box' but its a 2 minute job to get DVD and/or MP3 support in fedora-

http://www.fedorafaq.org/#dvd
thanks for the info.
linuxmint seems the best for me, everything out of the box.
 
Old 12-15-2011, 11:21 AM   #7
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Ubuntu 11.10 is the best so far.
 
Old 12-18-2011, 07:39 AM   #8
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Ubuntu 11.10 is the best so far.
Really, I can't see the point of these threads. This is not the first one, and they start off from a point close to 'Choose from A, B, and C', and after a discussion of the supposed virtues of A B and C (and maybe D), the OP comes back with a 'Z is the best' response, based on none of the discussion, and with no real argument for the supposed superiority of Z, or what was wrong with A, B, C or D.

Now, I am not really immediately concerned with the relative virtues of the things under discussion, but I do wonder how threads of this kind can be considered to contribute to either Linux Questions, or the OP's path to enlightenment.

Just 'Why?'
 
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Old 12-18-2011, 07:43 AM   #9
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http://gsmraxe.blogspot.com/2007/12/...vs-fedora.html
Read the first paragraph. And later it talks about the codecs.

But I recommend trying them all.

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Old 12-18-2011, 05:59 PM   #10
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suse and video's ? do not mix well
they can BUT the suse "main & Oss" tends to want to replace the packman ones if the priorities are not right
even then getting suse to display the thumbnails of videos is not easy

again the " main & oss" wants to replace the packman ones that you need to ADD after the fact

now do to the legalitys tis is not all that well documented


the multimedia and thumbnails have been the ONLY BIG issues i have had with OpenSUSE


Now Fedora on the otherhand about the ONLY problems were NOT with multimedia ( once i fallowed the Mjmwired or dangermouses "autoten" )
issues with other things but not media
 
Old 12-18-2011, 09:23 PM   #11
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1,Opensuse
2,Fedora
3,Linuxmint

Which one is the best to install for multimedia experiences?





4. Mandriva!
 
Old 12-18-2011, 11:11 PM   #12
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Ubuntu lah, best for me,
I am chinese, ubuntu is the easiet Distro to install chinese input methods.
 
Old 12-19-2011, 02:01 AM   #13
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PClinuxOS also has all the codecs out of the box like Mint. The only codec you'll need to install is libdvdcss to play encrypted dvd which is a few clicks away.

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Old 12-19-2011, 02:20 AM   #14
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PC linuxOS has no chinese input.
 
Old 12-19-2011, 04:27 AM   #15
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I am chinese, ubuntu is the easiet Distro to install chinese input methods.
Well, at least, that is a piece of information; as it wouldn't be apparent from your brief personal description, if you start further threads in which the input method might be a consideration, including that information at the start of the thread would probably be a good idea.
 
  


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