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Re: MPlayer

On Mon, Jul 19, 2004 at 01:28:04PM +0200, Bas Zoetekouw wrote:
> You wrote:
> > The codecs it depends on (essential*) are propriatary; it's a huge 
> > illegal pile of mess which happens to be wonderful. 
> AFAIK, free versions of the most frequently used codecs are widely
> available.

In some cases, no they're not.  Not because they're not GPL'd or whatever,
but because they contain patented (hack, spit!) algorithms which are being
actively enforced.  From memory, there's some MPEG stuff in there like that.

- Matt

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