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Media support in Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn

The other day I decided to check out what the media support in Ubuntu 7.04 was like. Images in this galley show what I found.
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The other day I decided to check out what the media support in Ubuntu 7.04 was like. View this image gallery to see what I found.
Test files on the desktop
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Hehehe - I like the like overlay on media files when you mouse over them :-)

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OK, need a codec to play MP3 - but so far, so good!

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Searching ...

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Found some - cool! I'm going to try the GStreamer extra.

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Hmmm, not sure what this legal mumbo jumbo means. I'm getting the feeling that this is sailing close to the wind in terms of legality - but since this is for research ;-)

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Ready to go!

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OK ...

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Hey look! UAC on Ubuntu! ;-)

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That was a fast download ...

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Didn't take long to install either ...

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Job done!

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I can now play MP3 files! Cool!

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Now to try the WMA ... this needs a codec too.

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This time I'll bring in the GStreamer ffmpeg

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More legal mumbo jumbo ...

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Confirm the changes ...

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And in the codec comes ...

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... installing ...

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And it's now done - WMA files are working.

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OK, let's now try a QuickTime 7 test file ...

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OK, there seems to be a GStreamer plugin for this too - cool!

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Back to the legal stuff - this could make some people feel nervous ...

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Confirm changes ...

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Password time again ...

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Files coming in ...

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Done!

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Uh-oh! Doesn't work ... hmmmm ...

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Let's give Automatix a go ...

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In it comes ...

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Password ...

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Installing ...

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Took a few minutes but it installed without a hitch

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More legal stuff ... I'm starting to feel like I need a lawyer!

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Downloading info ... cool the way this happens automatically!

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Automatix splash screen

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Let's choose some stuff ... not sure what that NON-FREE stuff is but I want some!

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More stuff ...

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Lots of other cool stuff on offer, but I don't want to get distracted right now!!!

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Downloading ... yawn, this took some time!

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Still churning away ...

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Job done ... problem is, the QuickTime file still won't run. Doh!!! Seems that you can't play QuickTime 7, only 6. Hmmm, leave that for another day ...

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