At 20:57 22/06/00, Twomey_Mark at emc.com wrote:
>Like anything Hertzfeld codes if you don't want it, two clicks of the mouse
>and it's gone.
>The man gives new meaning to the word optional, also from what I've read it
>does not go off and load your MP3 player (Ala Win2k and Mediaplayer) and
>then play the sound..the player is native to Natilus (Though I'm unsure if
>it comes with a codec..Is there a GPL one?)
It's a lovely idea and all but I really don't like the idea of my file
manager having a built in mp3 player and presumably anim player/picture
previewer etc. Of course if it's done in a nice way, ie. shared libraries,
loaded when needed, flushed when they haven't been used in x minutes that'd
Speaking of which, I have at least 5 mp3 players installed here and not a
single libmp3.so in sight and presumably Nautilus will come along with it's
own code too. I'm sure it's the same for all the KBlah vs GTKBlah.
Wouldn't it be lovely if these guys would just (cleanly) expose the core
functionality of their programs in a shared library, even if I ended up
with 5 different incompatible mp3 decoding libraries I could still choose
the best one and incorporate it into my own app or just put my own UI on it
because the default one sucks in some way.
This would let the mp3 experts get on with writing cool mp3 decoders and
let the usability experts stick some nifty UIs on them. I don't see it
happening anytime soon, unfortunately,
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