Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 74632
xmms does not include mp3 support on rh8.0
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:31:09 EDT
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Description of problem:
i know it's not a bug
but xmms should really get back support for mp3
what's the use for xmms otherwise?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
2.choose mp3 file
3.it's not shown in the playlist
See the release notes for explanation.
*** Bug 74754 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 74789 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
o Due to patent licensing, and conflicts between such patent licenses
and the licenses of application source code, MPEG-1/2 audio layer 3
(mp3) support has been removed from applications in Red Hat Linux such
as XMMS and noatun. Red Hat suggests the use of Ogg Vorbis(TM), an
open, non-proprietary, patent-and-royalty-free compressed audio
*** Bug 75111 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 75629 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Considering that there has been plenty of time for the MP3 licensing scenario to
be resolved by now, I'm surprised to see that Phoebe still does not include it,
despite the fact that the first thing large numbers of users do is go to
xmms.org and get the RPM to add support back in. None of the other distros seem
concerned by this, and as far as I'm aware, Thompson/Fraunhofer have not said
Free decoders are against their licensing. Is there still a solid legal reason
behind not including this? I ask because as somebody who does free tech support
on irc://irc.freenode.net/#linuxhelp, this is a question that crops up regularly.
The situation has not changed at all. The licensing for the patent still
conflicts with the GPL.