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Re: Digital video recording software

Op woensdag 25 december 2002 17:58, schreef David B. Harris:
> Keeping in mind that they only support those "video needs" through the
> use of closed-source, proprietary, and in all likely hood, illegal
> binary modules.

This is FUD. The mplayer people stronly favor open licenses. In fact almost 
all code is GPL. Yes, some codecs are only supported throug closed-source
binary modules. Those codecs do not have open source alternatives (eg 
QuickTime). However there is nothing illegal in using them.
The only parts that _might_ be illegal (depending on where you live) are the 
(optional) DVD playback modules (DeCSS cs).
Mplayer is very configurable, so it is possible to only use closed-source, 
propietary illegal modules, but suggesting this is the default or the 
prefered method, is far from the truth.
	Casper Gielen
CAPSLOCK2000@zvdk.nl, capslock2000@subdimension.com
Linux sucks twice as fast and 10 times more reliably,
and since you have the source, it's your fault. -Ca1v1n 

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