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Re: Media players in Debian

On Fri, Sep 22, 2006 at 01:12:02PM +0200, Reinhard Tartler <siretart@tauware.de> wrote:
> "Andrew Donnellan" <ajdlinux@gmail.com> writes:
> > It would be great if upstream would actually care about legal issues,
> > licenses and patents in particular.
> Upstream does care for legal issues, and patents in particular. Check
> the mplayer development mailing list archive for the last months.
> > This is pretty much the only thing stopping Debian from distributing
> > it - it may actually be illegal [...]
> The problematic parts regarding patents are mostly in ffmpeg, which is
> already in debian for some time. There seem to be no problem for debian
> redistributing ffmpeg.

Note that debian's ffmpeg doesn't include encoding support for aac or


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