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Re: new mplayer 1.0pre7try2 package

On Fri, Jan 20, 2006 at 12:08:39PM -0500, Nathanael Nerode wrote:
> aj@azure.humbug.org.au wrote:
> >mplayer has had an explicit warning from upstream that it's patented;
> The proposed tarball for Debian has stuff excised left and right in
> order to guarantee legality.  Just check that the patented stuff was
> excised, right?

If you can demonstrate that there's nothing in there that's potentially
patented, sure. That seems pretty unlikely, though.

> mplayer should go in if it links to the ffmpeg library in Debian, and its
> own copies of any mp3 and AAC encoding stuff are removed.   Right?

No, we have real problems with video codec stuff in Debian and they need
to be resolved thoroughly, not expediently.


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