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KBD47
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LMDE 3 multimedia

Post by KBD47 » Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:20 pm

Am I correct in thinking LMDE multimedia repo should be disabled? or is it needed for some reason? I use regular Debian without it and have no issues. Also, should regular Debian backports be enabled instead?
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Re: LMDE 3 multimedia

Post by KBD47 » Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:55 pm

Thanks!
Edit: I'm not seeing multimedia in the sources list for some reason. Am I looking in the wrong place? It isn't listed under software sources, but does show up in update when I run apt update.
Edit2: I used xed to open the sources file and removed it.

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Re: LMDE 3 multimedia

Post by phil995511 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:51 am

In LMDE 3 for look the /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list :

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 inxi -r
This is the equivalent of /etc/apt/sources.list on Debian

The multimedia repo

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deb http://www.deb-multimedia.org stretch main non-free
Is indispensable for my to install additional multimedia softwares for Debian and LMDE 3.

I do not understand why some people want to delete it (Clem planned its deletion in LMDE 4) ??

http://www.deb-multimedia.org/dists/sta ... ary-amd64/

"LMDE 4 remove debian-multimedia add backports (priority 100)" => https://github.com/linuxmint/Roadmap

VLC is a very good media player but other very useful softwares are in this deposit and can not be replaced by other softwares.
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Re: LMDE 3 multimedia

Post by KBD47 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:23 am

Thanks phil.
Debian doesn't recommend the multimedia repo because of problems with conflicts and there is supposed to be very little there that is not in the non-free contrib official sources:
deb-multimedia.org
There is at least one extra codec package available for amd64 and i386 machines that is not available from Debian. On amd64, the package is w64codecs, and on i386, the package is w32codecs. These extra packages provide support for a few rarely used codecs and the only software that makes use of them are xine and mplayer. If you are not using xine or mplayer or find that you don't need these codecs at all, there is no point in installing these packages.

These packages are made available from the unofficial repository deb-multimedia.org. This repository can be added to apt sources list but is known to cause problems on users' systems, including all the problems mentioned above.
https://wiki.debian.org/MultimediaCodecs

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Re: LMDE 3 multimedia

Post by phil995511 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:21 pm

I can understand their point of view... As a user, I find that Debian does not provide me easy the proprietary drivers or softwares need for running correctly my system (network card, graphics card and various softwares). I hope that one day they will change their way of doing things.
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Re: LMDE 3 multimedia

Post by KBD47 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:36 pm

phil995511 wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:21 pm
I can understand their point of view... As a user, I find that Debian does not provide me easy the proprietary drivers or softwares need for running correctly my system (network card, graphics card and various softwares). I hope that one day they will change their way of doing things.
I use non-free Debian iso's and never have an issue with drivers or firmware.

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Re: LMDE 3 multimedia

Post by phil995511 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:43 pm

Yes, that's what I have make. Then add non-free in "/etc/apt/sources.list" to have access the nvidia drivers, and using "deb-multimedia.org" for add non free softwares ;(

All that for this...

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