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Bug#684917: marked as done (document improved multimedia capabilities starting w/ Wheezy)

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Package: release-notes

On Mon, Aug 06, 2012 at 10:34:46AM +0200, Fabian Greffrath wrote:
> Am 26.07.2012 16:40, schrieb Fabian Greffrath:
> >Am 25.07.2012 20:30, schrieb Stefano Zacchiroli:
> >>Can you please review them and/or (better "and", in fact) report a bug
> >>against release-notes to ensure these important information for desktop
> >>users get included in the release notes?
> I have added my latest draft to the wiki page [1] and left a comment
> about why I think the paragraph should be as technical and detailed
> as it is.
> [1] http://wiki.debian.org/NewInWheezy

Great, thanks for this!

> I have not yet filed a bug report against "release-notes".

Doing so with this mail.

Dear release-notes maintainers, the multimedia team has added an entry
to the NewInWheezy [1] wiki page about improved codec availability /
multimedia capabilities starting with Wheezy. I'm documenting that as a
bug report because, AFAICT, it's the best way to keep track of that.

Thanks for your work on preparing Wheezy's release notes,
Stefano Zacchiroli  . . . . . . .  zack@upsilon.cc . . . . o . . . o . o
Maître de conférences . . . . . http://upsilon.cc/zack . . . o . . . o o
Debian Project Leader . . . . . . @zack on identi.ca . . o o o . . . o .
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Thanks Baptiste and Fabian!

On Mon, Apr 01, 2013 at 03:52:20PM +0200, Baptiste wrote:
> Fabian Greffrath a écrit
> >Am Sonntag, den 31.03.2013, 15:21 +0200 schrieb Baptiste:
> >> Attached is a patch for this issue. I just copy/paste from [1]. 
> >> I didn't take the 2nd item because it looks too technical and redundant 
> >> in my point of view. But you can add something like the content of
> >> the attached file "whats-new-extra.txt"
> >
> >Please, leave the second paragraph as it is. I have left the following
> >comment on the Wiki page for a rationale, I think it speaks for itself:
> >
> >{{{#!wiki comment
> >FabianGreffrath: I know the paragraph about added codecs is very
> >detailed and technical, but all these codecs are explicitely mentioned
> >on purpose. They are kind of buzz words and Debian was long time
> >infamous for '''not''' supporting them, so this should get explicit
> >press coverage. I am not a native speaker so the actual wording is, of
> >course, subject to change.}}}
> >
> >Thanks,
> > - Fabian
> >
> >
> Hello,
> I understand what you mean and I read the comment you left on the wiki. But as I
> explain in my precedent e-mail :
> >> I didn't take the 2nd item because it looks too technical and redundant 
> >> in my point of view.
> I'm not a native english speaker and I don't know very well the style used to write
> "official Debian text". So I put your detailed explanation in a second attached (and
> formatted) text file and leave the "regular" writers (or someone else) make the
> choice.
> Baptiste

I've applied this patch:

Index: whats-new.dbk
--- whats-new.dbk       (révision 9697)
+++ whats-new.dbk       (copie de travail)
@@ -232,6 +232,29 @@
   mail client.
+<!-- Copied from http://wiki.debian.org/NewInWheezy -->
+&debian; &releasename; comes with improved multimedia support:
+<systemitem role="package">ffmpeg</systemitem> has been replaced by the
+libav fork (<systemitem role="package">libav-tools</systemitem>),
+which is considered to feature a more conservative release process and thus
+fit better to &debian;'s needs. It provides all libraries and prepares an
+upgrade path for existing application packages.
+The full-featured libav
+libraries and frontends include e.g. <command>mplayer</command>,
+<command>mencoder</command>, <command>vlc</command> and
+<command>transcode</command>. Additional codec support is provided e.g.
+through <command>lame</command> for MP3 audio encoding,
+<command>xvidcore</command> for MPEG-4 ASP video encoding,
+<command>x264</command> for H.264/MPEG-4 AVC video encoding,
+<command>vo-aacenc</command> for AAC audio encoding
+and <command>opencore-amr</command> and
+<command>vo-amrwbenc</command> for Adaptive Multi-Rate Narrowband and
+Wideband encoding and decoding, respectively. For most use cases, installation
+of packages from third-party repositories should not be necessary anymore. The
+times of crippled multimedia support in &debian; are finally over!
 <!-- JFS: 
 Might it be useful point to http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=debian ? 
 This provides a more comprehensive comparison among different releases -->




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