[SOLVED] It works-Linux MP3 support

Leopard- Linux
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[SOLVED] It works-Linux MP3 support

#1 Post by Leopard- Linux » 19 Apr 2019 11:11

Hi , i know that is not a bug rather a lack of function.

While Windows version supports mp3 playback , Linux build only supports ogg.

Iirc most of the mp3 licenses already expired which means there will be no royalty fee to use an mp3 codec.

Can this be added on Linux builds in future updates?

EDIT: Solved. Looks like default sound driver game picks somehow causes this. Setting it to 44800 from in game sound settings does it let play MP3 files without a hitch.
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Re: Linux MP3 support

#2 Post by Stuferus » 25 Apr 2019 15:26

Linux is open source, so is ogg..

adding a dependency for a third party licensed library is a bad idea.
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Re: Linux MP3 support

#3 Post by erkinalp » 28 Apr 2019 09:52

MP3 patent has expired.

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Re: Linux MP3 support

#4 Post by Stuferus » 02 May 2019 22:26

its still not open source..
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Re: Linux MP3 support

#5 Post by Leopard- Linux » 10 May 2019 11:54

I can play even h265 videos on my Linux machine , with my Nvidia closed source drivers while playing games on Steam ( which is also a prop app )

There is nothing like , Linux = full open source or bust

I think you should research a bit before posting.
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Re: Linux MP3 support

#6 Post by PatolaLinux » 26 May 2019 00:05

Stuferus wrote:
02 May 2019 22:26
its still not open source..
"Open source" refers to copyrighted works, not patents.
Yes, there are many libraries in Linux which implement mp3 codec support which are open-source, gstreamer and fluendo are two of them. Fluendo even licensed the mp3 patent for the time before it expired, so it was possible to program applications which would legally play mp3s.
Anyway, this is moot by now, with the mp3 patent expired. I can't say how disappointed I am with the developers of this game due to the lack of mp3 support. There is no real reason for this, nothing blocks them from using any of the several implementations of mp3 decoding around, some of them MIT-licensed so they can even embed in their executable.

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Re: Linux MP3 support

#7 Post by OrionXIII » 21 Jun 2019 07:38

Opensource refers the source is freely distributed and allowed to be modified. Linux itself is copyrighted (or copylefted, to be more precise :) ), but still opensource. ETS2 is not opensource, yet you can still play on Linux.

Some distros which are "opensource" only don't support mp3 by default, but a user is always able to override this. For example, openSUSE supports mp3 by default, on Ubuntu you have to enable ubuntu-restricted-extras to use non-opensource or copyrighted works (or multiverse...), while most allow manually install the libmpg123 which adds the mp3 support.

However, it's generally a bad behavior to add a function that requires something else with some other license. Some other games have optional "enable mp3 support".

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Re: Linux MP3 support

#8 Post by Lexx » 03 Jul 2019 22:52

OrionXIII wrote:
21 Jun 2019 07:38
Opensource refers the source is freely distributed and allowed to be modified.
It's more than just that. Being open source guarantees you won't have to pay for it (unless you really want to) and if you modify the source code, you can not distribute it for profit. Meaning that you can hope for donations but you can't ask for any mandatory fees.
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Re: Linux MP3 support

#9 Post by OrionXIII » 05 Jul 2019 15:49

That's not true. SUSE Linux is opensource, but you still have to pay for it. Or even RedHat. I even wrote it wrong last time, it's not freely distributed, but customers are allowed to look into the source code. It's not "free as beer", it's "free to speak". (Or, not gratis, but libre.)

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Re: Linux MP3 support

#10 Post by Leopard- Linux » 22 Aug 2019 09:01

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How?

https://software.opensuse.org/distributions/leap/15_1

https://software.opensuse.org/distributions/tumbleweed

Just press download. No payment or similar stuff.

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