By user12625760 on Mar 08, 2009
One of the big complaints about using OpenSolaris and Solaris is multi media support. The lack of codecs to allow you to play "common" if not "open" formats is irritatings.
I've been using the Fluendo mp3 codecs for a while as they have a compelling price point, being free. Fluendo also have a bundle of other codecs that they supply for OpenSolaris containing codecs for a number of other popular formats. I decided the €28 was would be worth it and have now installed the codecs on my home server. I now have gstreamer support for:
: pearson FSS 1 $; gst-inspect | grep -i flue fluasf: flurtspwms: Fluendo WMS RTSP Extension fluasf: fluasfcmdparse: Fluendo ASF Command Parser fluasf: fluasfdemux: Fluendo ASF Demuxer fluwmvdec: fluwmvdec: Fluendo WMV Decoder fluaacdec: fluaacdec: Fluendo AAC Decoder flumms: flummssrc: Fluendo MMS source fludivx3dec: fludivx3dec: Fluendo DivX 3.11 Decoder flulpcm: flulpcmdec: Fluendo LPCM decoder fluwma: fluwmsdec: Fluendo WMS Decoder fluwma: fluwmadec: Fluendo WMA Decoder (STD + PRO + LSL + WMS) fluh264dec: fluh264dec: Fluendo H264 Decoder flumpeg4vdec: flumpeg4vdec: Fluendo MPEG-4 ASP Video Decoder flumpeg2vdec: flumpeg2vdec: Fluendo MPEG-2 Video Decoder flump3dec: flump3dec: Fluendo MP3 Decoder (C build) : pearson FSS 2 $;
Alas on the Sun Rays the video performance is still less than great but on the console it is faultless and I am seeing the Totem is not quite as useless as I had previously thought.
It would be really cool if you could get OpenSolaris codecs via IPS repository.
The next thing I want is to be able to edit video.