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Re: debian-multimedia.org considered harmful

On Thursday, March 15, 2012 16:11:00, Patrick Ouellette wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 09:48:02AM +0100, Luk Claes wrote:
> > Why so? If I make a copy for backup and want to use it, how would I do
> > that without use of decss or similar? Or is making a backup copy no
> > legitimate use anymore?
> You don't need decss to make a backup copy of a DVD.  All you have to do
> is a block copy of the media.  That is just one of the reasons the
> arguments against decss are/were less than intelligent.

That depends on whether the DVD will fit onto the media its to be burnt to.  
If the DVD needs to be resampled in order to get it to fit onto the burnt 
media, then you need to be able to decypher it to be able to do that.

It's sad to hear that d-m.o has caused some upgrade trouble.  I've yet to 
encounter this myself (that I know of).

It would be nice to have some clear instructions on how to set up a Pin to 
lower the priority in apt for d-m.o packages.  Will the following do the 

   Package: *
   Pin: origin "www.debian-multimedia.org"
   Pin-Priority: 100

  -- Chris

Chris Knadle

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