Re: Plasma needs a media player, I suggest Kodi
- Date: Wed, 07 Mar 2018 16:11:32 +0100
- From: René J.V. Bertin <rjvbertin@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Plasma needs a media player, I suggest Kodi
On Wednesday March 07 2018 08:07:29 Rex Dieter wrote:
> > media center I've used on x86 PC. There is a presence of pirates, but
> > that can be changed.
> > What does everyone think?
I don't see how this would be Plasma's domain of competence. Kodi (ex XBMC) is a big piece of external software that doesn't even use (depend on) KDE.
> My $0.02, last I checked, it has a hard dependency on ffmpeg (a legal
> minefield, media codec patents), which makes it not freely redistributable
> in many jurisdictions (US in particular)
FFmpeg can be built in 3 different ways, with 2 "free" options where it's covered by GPL2, GPL3.
And it's probably already available on every system that is supposed to be able to make more than just a sysbeep noise; Phonon depends on it too (via libVLC).