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Old 11-15-2004, 04:34 PM   #1
yellowchicken
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Question about Fedora


Hi
I tried Red Hat 9.0 before
And I couldnt play MP3 or video files with it until I manually install xmms and xine libraries.
Is it the same for Fedora Core?
I'm using Mandrake 10.1 at the moment and thinking of trying Fedora out.
Why Fedora is good? better international support (i'm trying to type Japanese in Mandrake, but ...)
 
Old 11-15-2004, 04:53 PM   #2
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internationalization ought not to have much to do with the distribution...at least if I understood what you meant. but anyway...I'm not sure if Fedora has the same "problem" than RedHat did, that of not including the mp3/codecs libs by default. the reason for it was that they weren't completely suitable for some reasons (law, licenses, moods and so on), so RH left them off (like windows doesn't give DivX support by default, but WindowsMediaAudio/Video does). anyway, installing them is really not a big deal, and if you use some distribution, you almost certainly update stuff at some point, so it's just the same to manually install the plugins or libs.

I guess Fedora is a bit more user-friendly, simple and easy-to-use (or -start) than some other distributions...don't know about Mandrake, but I guess you're not going to the more difficult way anyway. try it out if you wish..
 
Old 11-15-2004, 05:17 PM   #3
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