I also updated the ffmpeg snapshot, which means that current CVS of everything now supports ALAC (Apple lossless), too.
The rushers will notice that it doesn't work in Totem, which is on purpose; Totem is heavily threaded, and threading breaks the DLL directly (see README). I'm unsure why, and would love to get some help from someone familiar with Wine or Xine (the DLL loading code is a direct cp -a from the Xine tree) code in this process (contact me on IRC in #gnome-hackers). Once that's fixed, I'll do a real release and add it to the repositories so people using Totem-GStreamer can finally enjoy those dreaded Apple.com trailers. :-).
As for the language code detection, I should implement it for mkv/ogm too, I guess.
Totem So lately, I've been doing stability and finetuning work for Totem. It's nice to see that it "just works" most of the time, I've wanted this kind of a media player for years. Looks good, works well and hey, it's GStreamer-based. Other people are also helping, such as Christoph Burghardt, who's working on a zoom feature using the GStreamer backend. I'm trying to get a friend into fixing the unimplemented aspect-ratio menu item, it's his first C code, so it'll require some guidance, but that's good. In other parts, the nautilus properties page, thumbnailer and mozilla plugin all also received a lot of finetuning love. All in all, I think I can be a bit proud of the whole thing - even though it is still mostly Bastien's work. ;-).
Other people release, too
Also, one of our new GStreamer supporters, Jon Lech Johansen, released pyMusique today, which is a Gtk-application that lets you buy music from the iTunes Music Store from your GNOME desktop. I'm already a happy user of this piece of software. Great work, Jon!
... the EC (EU council) just passed the patent directive. Long live democracy. :-(.
New HTML Parser: The long-awaited libxml2 based HTML parser code is live. It needs further work but already handles most markup better than the original parser.
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