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Link to this post 26 May 09

abrenar wrote:

hmmmmm.

Ubuntu is the best for me, try it Ubuntu Studio, with lots of multimedia software.

Ubuntu Studios comes with a lot of multimedia software, but it doesn't come with the restricted codecs that the original poster wants for the reason that Canonical is a legal entity that can't provide these codecs for free.

Other distros like Mint that do have these codecs preinstalled are community distros with no corporate entity, and they are based in a foreign country that don't enforce these intellectual copyright protection.

That's why you'll never see Canonical, Red Hat, and Novell include these codecs out of the box. (They would be sued if they did).

If you feel that you have a moral obligation to be 100% legal, you could buy the license to use these codecs.

Codecs Here:
http://shop.canonical.com/product_info.php?products_id=244&osCsid=db72404f5e1b252d657f13e2c3485895

DVD Playback Here:
http://shop.canonical.com/product_info.php?products_id=243

Link to this post 26 May 09

if that so linux mint is a great distro, i never tried it before, but i will soon, for the poster why does you want to use a distro with pre-installed codecs? it is better to practice search,study and apply in linux for you to fully understand about your distro. "in my opinion"

B)

Link to this post 26 May 09

It's based on Ubuntu, Arben, but comes loaded with all the Universal repo apps and the non-free apps and codecs.

Link to this post 26 May 09

abrenar wrote:

if that so linux mint is a great distro, i never tried it before, but i will soon, for the poster why does you want to use a distro with pre-installed codecs? it is better to practice search,study and apply in linux for you to fully understand about your distro. "in my opinion"

B)

It's true that for Ubuntu, he could technically go to http://www.medibuntu.org/ and follow the directions there to get all the codecs and dvd playback installed in less than 5 minutes. As for the legal issues, it's not any different than installing Mint.

It's all about how lazy the OP wants to be. :lol:

Link to this post 26 May 09

Linux Mint or SimplyMEPIS are for me.
Fedora or Ubuntu are not for me.

Link to this post 27 May 09

I would offer Ubuntu.

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