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post Sep 18 2008, 19:26
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Gerry Carr has announced on the Canonical Blog that Fluendo and CyberLink will now be selling their multimedia wares through the Canonical Store. Fluendo is the company supporting the development of GStreamer and they sell several proprietary codecs for providing a legal media playback experience on Linux. Among these codecs are Windows Media, MPEG2, and MPEG4. CyberLink on the other hand is selling their PowerDVD software for Ubuntu.

Fluendo's Windows Media and MP3 codecs for GStreamer can be purchased for about $25 USD to enable legal Windows Media Audio, Windows Media Video, Windows Media MMS, Windows Media ASF Demuxer, and MP3 Audio decoding. Their complete codec pack, which adds MPEG2, MPEG4 Part 2, H.264/AVC, MPEG2 Program Stream and Transport Stream, AAC, and MPEG4 ISO costs about $40 USD.

CyberLink's PowerDVD for Linux enables the legal video playback of commercial DVD movies. The Linux version of PowerDVD also has Dolby Digital Audio support as well as for remote controls. This proprietary software will set you back $50 USD as a digital download through the Canonical Shop.

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post Sep 8 2012, 23:11
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No one said anything of the sort. Sorry to bust your bubble but not all science and research is entrenched in math.

The math-centric POV reminds me of an arrogant diff eqs professor I once had. He literally told us he could do anything any engineer of any discipline could do because he knew all the math.

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post Sep 9 2012, 02:02
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QUOTE (greynol @ Sep 9 2012, 00:11) *
No one said anything of the sort.

Yeah sure, no-one claimed explicitely to have written anything that had to do with what was quoted.

Replace “math” in yourlord's statement by “carrots” and “science and research” by “food and vegetable” and read again.

QUOTE (greynol @ Sep 9 2012, 00:11) *
The math-centric POV

This was all about the form of the argument and hardly anything about math per se, except I assumed that mathematics would qualify as a subset of the “science and research”. That is “subset”, not “superset”.

QUOTE (greynol @ Sep 9 2012, 00:11) *

Guilty as charged.
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