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Re: MPEG in general Was: Is anyone packaging `lame' ?



Chris Cheney <ccheney@cheney.cx> writes:

> On Mon, Jan 10, 2005 at 11:55:30PM +0100, Tollef Fog Heen wrote:
>> * Chris Cheney 
>> 
>> | Its all encumbered, there is a separate organization MPEG-LA that
>> | strictly deals with the licensing. It is quite surprising to me that
>> | ffmpeg was allowed into main.
>> 
>> According to rumors I heard, it was allowed in since other
>> applications (xine at least, I think) already included it.  So it
>> didn't really make a difference -- if we're infringing on patents with
>> ffmpeg, we are with xine as well.
>> 
>> (Apologies if xine is not the package I'm thinking about.)
>
> Wouldn't that be an argument to have xine removed from Debian not the
> addition of ffmpeg?

ffmpeg is already in Debian :

http://packages.debian.org/unstable/graphics/ffmpeg

Christian



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