> > The very single thing that Ubuntu should at least do, in order to be
> > user-friendly, is linking to a real how-to "on demand", when the user
> > makes hers first attempt to open a file format that's not supported by
> > Ubuntu. Instead she has a Nautilus hell-alert-box saying that it
> > doesn't know what to do with that file, giving the impression that
> > Ubuntu "just doesn't work".
> it's not just an impression,
> i have installed ubuntu for others too,
> and i have to switch their computers to other distros now,
> because i am not able to make multimedia work on their machines:
> the applications are partly not enough tested/integrated
> and it would requires hours of troubleshooting
> to make these movies work on their computer.
The restricted formats link shows how to add the respository
containing w32codecs which removes most/all video/audio playback
issues, use totem-xine over totem-gstreamer too:)
totem should be setup to play the video files on double-click.
Can't take that long to install or just get the w32codecs package then
dplg -i <packagename> on the computers you're setting up.
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