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Re: mplayer

David Nusinow <dnusinow@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> Getting mplayer in to Debian is more a political problem than anything,
> as both groups have managed to totally alienate each other fairly
> recently. The trick will be to find a maintainer who's willing to step
> in to that line of fire.

That is a big part of the problem. The second part are copyrights, if
you make an mplayer that is blows all whistles (playing latest
quicktime, etc.[1]) you are bound to be in legalese greyzone. If you
generate a "safe" mplayer by disabling these parts of the code you'll
get heat from both users and later from the mplayer-folks, because
they'll find get lots of feature requests on their lists for features
they already implemented. BTW that is what Suse does.
           cu andreas
[1] Mencoder isn't that interesting if you don't link against lame,
Hey, da ist ein Ballonautomat auf der Toilette!
Unofficial _Debian-packages_ of latest unstable _tin_

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