Yes adam, just as you mentioned, my worst problem with multimedia softwares is at first, the CODECs.
Installing codecs solves some problems, but there are still many functionalities included in both COWON JetAudio and "The KM Player", which I mention below, that I think are capable of giving an unbelievable power to linux:
[li]In JetAudio, you really feel the difference between a 128kbps mp3 file and a 320 kbps one. It's really important for transition form windows to linux.[/li]
[li]JetAudio gives you some features like X-base, Wide, and similar sound manipulation tools that really make the sound clearer. I don't see such a thing in RythmBox.[/li]
[li]The KM Player, provides similar capabilities for sound of video files. Movie Player in linux doesn't do so. it even doesn't provide enough sound volume.[/li]
[li]In KM Player you can resize screen, rotate it, change aspect ratio manually, and do many other things with video as you were doing it by hand![/li]
[li]And the other problem as i mentioned, is still lack of CODECs. I don't know if you guys have ever used windows, but when you install "The KM Player" on windows, there's absolutely no video file that you can't open.[/li]
As a new fan of Linux, I think we've got to find solutions to such problems. You see, most of the people, who consist Microsoft customers, do not appreciate characteristics of an operating system like "Its open source" or "It uses a package management system"(the feature I like the most in Linux!) or similar things. They say "Is it easy to bluetooth a file from my laptop to another one EASILY?" or "Can I configure a software just by following a simple wizard?" or "Does it play all of multimedia files?" and they get negative answers about some of these things in Linux.
We (or at least my self!) as programmers (I don't know if you are or not!) love linux, because of it's open source nature, and it's clear structure. By myself, I think Linux gives every programmer a perfect experience about programming and development, and that's why we like it. Because we have technical info about computer and software, and if we ever face a problem with our computers, we can fix it by ourselves, but typical people get bored of operating system if its so.
Here's not the place to talk about these things. I just wanted to ask and see if I can experience the same flexibilities of multimedia softwares in Linux, as there is, in Windows.
And oh! My name doesn't relate to "Microsoft ActiveX Controls, THAT MUCH"! ThanX for paying attention.