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.
Linux sucks twice as fast and 10 times more reliably,
and since you have the source, it's your fault. -Ca1v1n