CodecBuddy: Non-Objective Objectives

2007-03-02 10:59:38

CodecBuddy is targeting this Fedora 7. And the initial idea is good: enable people to get support for media codecs.

The rationale is... rational.

The scope is... limited to GStreamer only?! (No xine?)

Everyhing wrong is in the details:

Now, maybe I’m wrong, but here’s how I see things:Maybe it should have been named "NoCodecNoBuddy".

When something doesn’t play, each and every Linux user who really wants to give up a little of his freedom will look for the "traditional" places to download either extra codecs, or extra media players with codecs packages (MPlayer, VLC).

What’s the use of such a limited CodecBuddy then?!