Unsupported codec - how to get into mainline of distro

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Unsupported codec - how to get into mainline of distro

Postby pyite on Sun Dec 02, 2007 1:20 am

My mobile phone (Motorola Ming) uses a weird binary-only audio codec when creating movies.

What is the best way to get it into the next Linux Mint release? I can make a deb out of it easily enough, but what after that?

Thanks,
Mark
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Re: Unsupported codec - how to get into mainline of distro

Postby 67GTA on Sun Dec 02, 2007 5:36 pm

What format is the codec using?
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Re: Unsupported codec - how to get into mainline of distro

Postby Guest on Tue Dec 04, 2007 2:27 pm

The audio codec is called "amr_nb".

I found a web site that had a binary-only library for it. mplayer has a compile time option to include support.

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Re: Unsupported codec - how to get into mainline of distro

Postby Guest on Tue Dec 04, 2007 2:29 pm

Here is a thread with more details:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=375286

The best thing about Mint is the out-of-the-box support for many codecs. I would love to help to make this format work too.

Thanks,
Mark
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