"Previously OpenOffice.org used Sun's Java Media Framework to
play back audio and video in documents. It seemed to work well for
a while, but as time went on Java became more outdated. So,
developers have decided to implement the widely used GStreamer
"Java was problematic for customers because many distributions
did not include it in default installs and almost as many didn't
offer it in repositories. It could also be inconvenient or
difficult for users to properly install themselves for use with
OpenOffice.org. Then over time Java grew behind industry standards
in decoder support as well."
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