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Re: MPlayer



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On Tuesday 20 July 2004 09:21, Sam Hocevar wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 20, 2004, Carlos Laviola wrote:
> > As mentioned before in the thread, mplayer can't be included in
> > Debian because large portions of code it relies upon, even if
> > they're released under a free license(http://ffmpeg.sf.net) are
> > based on, or similar to, patented algorithms, which makes it a
> > problem for us. It's the same thing that keeps LAME out of Debian,
> > as far as I know.
>
>    A patent is not the end of the world; Debian only refrains from
> distributing patented software if the patent is actually actively
> enforced (such as the MP3 encoding patents in the LAME case). IMHO
> ffmpeg is not really troublesome, because it does not include MP3
> encoding or AAC encoding/decoding functions.

Does this mean we will see your ITP on ffmpeg actually go through 
sometimes in the near future? I would very much like to see it in 
Debian. Now, more than ever, since I recently adopted[1] motion (still 
need a sponsor, though - hint, hint anyone ;) ), and the availability 
of ffmpeg in Debian would certainly beef up the power of motion.

[1]http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=254336
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