KBYU has some strange advice?

Steve smorrey at gmail.com
Sat Oct 13 14:33:34 MDT 2007


Worked here, out of the box.
I don't know what codec it's using but I don't have proprietary codecs
installed and it's working fine.

On 10/13/07, Michael L Torrie <torriem at chem.byu.edu> wrote:
> Steve wrote:
> > Eitherway the advice should read something like.
> >
> > "Point your media player to ...."
> >
> > It doesn't need to specify a distro, a package manager or a specific
> > media player.
> >
> > I went ahead and emailed them something to that effect, but maybe it
> > would be a good idea for everyone to let them know :D
>
> They are always willing to put up information on how to use it with
> Linux if you just e-mail them the information.
>
> The current instructions (still somewhat valid) were written more than 5
> years ago.  Since then a lot of other alternatives cropped up, like vlc,
>   xine, etc.
>
> I should still note, though, that none of the free distros will support
> playing kbyu out of the box.  they all require downloading and
> installing proprietary codecs.  Ubuntu does make it easy, but it's not
> competely automatic.  So you'd want to make sure they have notes on all
> the major distros (a pain).
>
> For fedora, I'd recommend using livna instead of freshrpms.
>
> But just telling users to point their player at some url is probably not
> going to work.
>
> >
> > Sincerely,
> > Steve
> >
>
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