winemp3.acm: link to system

Roderick Colenbrander thunderbird2k at
Wed Aug 19 16:40:21 CDT 2009

On Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 11:26 PM, Matteo Bruni<matteo.mystral at> wrote:
> 2009/8/19 Roderick Colenbrander <thunderbird2k at>:
>>> The libmpg123 library is not shipped in any rpmfusion repository for Fedora
>>> 10, and possibly for other distros. This means anyone who wants mp3 support
>>> would need to install libmpg123 from source. However, rpmfusion for Fedora
>>> 10 has libmad, lame and twolame.
>>> --
>>> perl -e '$x=2.3;printf("%.0f + %.0f = %.0f\n",$x,$x,$x+$x);
>> Recently there has been a discussion on this point and in the end it
>> was decided to not ship our own libmpg123 but use a packaged version.
>> Several distributions including Debian and Ubuntu ship it but opensuse
>> and fedora don't ship mp3 and other codecs for patenting reasons.
>> Since rpmfusion seems to host packages not provided by Fedora because
>> of legal purposes, I think they should add libmpg123 as well.
>> Roderick
> What about using more popular libraries as libmad, lame or maybe
> gstreamer to decode mp3 files? I believe someone previously said that
> gstreamer is also available on Mac.

Gstreamer could be an option as well. One of the Wine gsoc projects is
about adding gstreamer support to DirectShow (quartz). It would be
possible to even implement mp3 support using DirectShow.. I don't
think we want to use gstreamer from two places. Adding mp3 support to
gstreamer is easy e.g. download the free fluendo mp3 plugin if your
distribution does not ship with it.


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