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Re: Considerations for 'xmms' removal from Debian

On Sun, Jul 15, 2007 at 02:14:52PM +0200, Eduard Bloch wrote:
> * William Pitcock [Sun, Jul 15 2007, 12:06:47AM]:
> > Eduard Bloch <edi <at> gmx.de> writes:
> > > I see this in strace output with default configuration. Switching the
> > > setting between on-display and on-load makes it even worse, then it
> > > opens every file THREE times. Sorry, wtf?
> > This is a result of codec detection, and has been improved upon in
> > Audacious 1.3 (presently available in unstable?). XMMS does not perform
> > codec detection, but instead guesses on how to proceed. That behaviour
> > is broken in more than a few ways.
> I disagree. As said, I dislike a simple player touching every file for no
> good reason, and I do not consider "codec detection" a such one. There
> is simply no important information you would gather from that. Validity
> of the file and the length are only interesting at play time.
> I fail to see what is so "broken" about the XMMS way. It may be
> inconvinient for you when doing (re)design since you have to deal with
> uncerntainity. But, well, are you going to create a comfortable player or
> yet another piece of stupid multimedia software?

I think this part of the discussion is not really on-topic for debian-devel

Frank Lichtenheld <djpig@debian.org>
www: http://www.djpig.de/

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