Re: Avifile package - help needed
>> Zdenek Kabelac <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> After a while there is finaly version which looks stable enough for me,
> so there are new packages of this program available here
I went back to the archived discussion that took place in October, and
I'm surprised noone pointed this out. As far as I can tell, DivX, what
that codecs package contains, is illegal. It started off the Microsoft
DLLs for MPEG4, got reverse- engineered and disasembled, patched and
compiled again into the DivX codecs. The license on the original DLLs
explicitly forbids reverse- engineering them. Since the machine in
question is in the US (better said: in the same jurisdiction where this
reverse-engineering act is illegal) and since there's not even a hint
about *who* the author of that CODEC is, even less about it's copyright
status, could you PLEASE remove the files from *.d.o machines?
PS: go to http://xmps.sourceforge.net/, try to find the link to these
win32 codecs there.