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Re: Some notes on multimedia support in iceweasel

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On Sun, Nov 16, 2008 at 03:38:39PM +0100, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
>I guess I forgot to announce my conclusion.  I concluded that the
>mozilla-mplayer is the best one for us at this time, because it
> - embed video playing
> - support most (all except one which can be fixed by fixing RTSP to
>   use TCP instead of UDP) test sites listed on the wiki
> - include video controls (pause, full screen, seek, etc)
>None of the other reasonable alternatives seem to provide all
>these. :(
>It is now installed by default on the Lenny desktop and should be
>working for most sites.  Please update 
><URL: http://wiki.debian.org/DebianEdu/BrowserMultimedia > if you find
>a non-flash based video site that isn't working.

Makes good sense to me!

It might make sense to check if any of the alternatives are favored by 
Iceweasel for some kinds of media, and if so either have the relevant 
debian-edu package conflict with them or at least document somewhere 
that they should be avoided if wanting to maintain the quality tested 
officially by the debian-edu project.

Also beware that some plugins are directly affected by adding/replacing 
packages with ones from debian-unoffical.org and debian-multimedia.org.

I don't know specifically with mozilla-mplayer but I suspect that to be 
one such case (replacing either mplayer itself or the underlaying libav* 

  - Jonas

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