Subject: Re: video vs. multimedia [was Re: java category]
To: Thomas Klausner <email@example.com>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/11/2003 19:46:50
> On Mon, Aug 11, 2003 at 09:04:58AM +0930, email@example.com wrote:
> > Whilst we are at this subject, I again propose to add categories
> > 'gis' and 'video' or 'multimedia'. There are many packages being placed
> > into to categories such as, misc, graphics and sysutils etc., only because an
> > appropriate category isn't available.
> Could you please explain the difference between multimedia and video?
> In particular, which programs would you put in each of them?
> I guess that we have enough packages for one of the two, whichever name
> we choose :)
audio = pure audio - audio mixers, editors, cd player, streamers etc.
multimedia = mixed media - multimedia players, streamer and servers etc.
video = pure video - video codecs, video processing etc.
graphics = pure graphics - paint programs, graphics manipulation etc.
just to wet the appetite.
There are plenty of packages for each of the categories...