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How to remove codecs?

Postby Thomas on Thu May 29, 2008 12:03 am

I have my own distro, due to legal stuff I need to remove the media codecs(its based on Mint).
What should I remove?
I know about the light version, this is KDE though.
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Re: How to remove codecs?

Postby 67GTA on Thu May 29, 2008 2:52 am

I hate to sound like an a#@hole, but if you are attempting to make your own distro, you should know your way around a little better. With that off my chest, codecs are in /usr/lib/codecs. What you need to remove depends on your geographic location, and the laws therein.
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Re: How to remove codecs?

Postby Lantesh on Thu May 29, 2008 3:58 am

67GTA, I saw in another post that Thomas is only 13 years old, so we should give the young fellow a little slack. I think it's great that he's making his own distribution, even if he's got a lot to learn yet. Kids like him are the future of Linux. Let's encourage him, and hope he learns much as he breaks things over the coming years. :mrgreen:
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Re: How to remove codecs?

Postby rivenought on Thu May 29, 2008 7:01 am

Thomas,
Now that you have an idea what and how to remove, remember to make it easy for your users to add those multimedia codecs back in. I do wish you good luck and hope you wear out a few keyboards! Most of all, have fun!
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Re: How to remove codecs?

Postby 67GTA on Thu May 29, 2008 8:23 am

I feel bad now. Thomas, I apologize for being so harsh.
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Re: How to remove codecs?

Postby ed@Mint on Thu May 29, 2008 9:49 am

67GTA wrote:I feel bad now. Thomas, I apologize for being so harsh.

Actually... I agreed with you..
You can't go very far in building a distro without a "minimum" knowledge.
I'm a programmer, in computer studies, learning extensively things about linux for 5 years and i still really feel everything but ready to start a distro on my own...
But that's my view. :wink:

This said, i also wish the best to Thomas.
Big thumbs up if he manages to get something working and valuable soon.
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Re: How to remove codecs?

Postby Thomas on Thu May 29, 2008 12:12 pm

67GTA wrote:I feel bad now. Thomas, I apologize for being so harsh.

it's OK, I've got 2 gus helping me out, so it should be good.
Here's a very early on screenshot: http://elite-beings.webs.com/Screenshot-20.png
I just wanted to know the specific ones, I live in the USA, so.....It's a pretty big must that I remove then all.
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Re: How to remove codecs?

Postby kenetics on Thu May 29, 2008 1:12 pm

It looks interesting. :)

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Re: How to remove codecs?

Postby Nomad on Thu May 29, 2008 1:42 pm

Remember sometimes the best way to learn is to ask.
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Re: How to remove codecs?

Postby GrayWizardLinux on Fri May 30, 2008 1:15 pm

Yes it really does look very nice! I am envious you little sh$t!

Good Luck! You are the future of linux. I am an old fart and know zippo of linux so more power to you!

I very nice look to me!

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Re: How to remove codecs?

Postby Husse on Fri May 30, 2008 4:54 pm

The link to the screenshot crashed my Firefox :shock:
If you are in the states you probably have to remove every codec....
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Re: How to remove codecs?

Postby GrayWizardLinux on Fri May 30, 2008 5:39 pm

sorry for the top and bottom screen grabs husse
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Re: How to remove codecs?

Postby GrayWizardLinux on Fri May 30, 2008 5:41 pm

bottom half - sorry husse
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Re: How to remove codecs?

Postby Husse on Fri May 30, 2008 5:56 pm

Looks nice - and I checked the link too - did not crash this time.
However the crash was related to the FF gui - strange artefacts.... and png....
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Re: How to remove codecs?

Postby bemental on Thu Jun 12, 2008 3:07 pm

13 and working on his own distro is wonderful, just make sure you get some sun every once in awhile eh Thomas?

Good luck to you.
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