Ubuntu – What’s different between gstreamer0.10-fluendo-mp3 and gstreamer0.10-fluendo-plugins-mp3-partner

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I was installing some MP3 codecs when i noticed these two, why do we have two of these? what's different?

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Raw package information:

Package: gstreamer0.10-fluendo-plugins-mp3-partner
Source: gstreamer0.10-fluendo-plugins-partner
Priority: extra
Section: sound
Installed-Size: 256
Maintainer: Brian Thomason 
Architecture: i386
Version: 7.0.20100316-3
Replaces: gstreamer0.10-fluendo-mp3, gstreamer0.10-fluendo-plugins, 
gstreamer0.10-fluendo-plugins-mp3, gstreamer0.10-fluendo-plugins-offline
Provides: gstreamer0.10-fluendo-mp3, gstreamer0.10-fluendo-plugins-mp3
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.4), libglib2.0-0 (>= 2.12.0), libgstreamer0.10-0 (>= 0.10.0), 
libxml2 (>= 2.6.27), zlib1g (>= 1:1.1.4), debconf (>= 0.5) | debconf-2.0, 
gstreamer0.10-plugins-base (>= 0.10.14)
Conflicts: gstreamer0.10-fluendo-mp3, gstreamer0.10-fluendo-plugins, 
gstreamer0.10-fluendo-plugins-mp3, gstreamer0.10-fluendo-plugins-offline
Pre-Depends: debconf
Filename: pool/partner/g/gstreamer0.10-fluendo-plugins-partner/gstreamer0.10-
fluendo-plugins-mp3-partner_7.0.20100316-3_i386.deb
Size: 92048
MD5sum: 478ec57fd9233c5400a8c9784a27659d
SHA1: 2282a621166a18b1565c306c961a8ada2346ad99
Description: MP3 codec support for GStreamer

The GStreamer multimedia framework is being used in more and more systems,
ranging from server media processing systems, end-user desktops and various
embedded and mobile devices. The Fluendo Plugins are a set of plugins for
GStreamer which implement support for various media formats and hardware.
These plugins give you an opportunity to quickly and easily add proprietary
support to their GStreamer-based products.

This package contains an enhanced mp3 codec.
  1. gstreamer0.10-fluendo-plugins-mp3-partner replaces gstreamer0.10-fluendo-mp3. Most likely the last one will someday disappear or be replaced by the 1st one.
  2. gstreamer0.10-fluendo-plugins-mp3-partner contains an enhanced mp3 codec.
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