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Re: Bug#176267: ITP: mplayer -- Mplayer is a full-featured audioand video player for UN*X like systems

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On Wed, 29 Jan 2003, Josselin Mouette wrote:

> > MPlayer is the best, the fastest, the
> > most stable, and the easiest to use (IMHO) of any of the players, to date,
> > and it would be terrible not to include it because of personal issues.
> There are people who think Adobe Photoshop is the best, the fastest, the
> most stable and the easiest to use imaging software. Unfortunately - for
> them - it won't enter Debian.

non sequitur...

personal issues != awkward legalisms anyways, even if we grant that you
are correct.

> When you don't respect the others' wills regarding licensing, you are
> hardly in a position to ask others to respect your wills.

We all know that situation is over and was due to contradictory
circumstances.  Now that it's 100% GPL'd, I don't think you can use the
genetic fallacy to your advantage.

> it *will* be accepted. No matter how
> many stupid rants Gabucino can write, no matter how crappy the code is,
> no matter how many of us won't use it.

Are you bitter about something?

> > P.S.  Anybody who thinks that MPlayer isn't substantially faster than any
> > other free video player for Un*x systems is wholly ignorant of the facts.
> I already encountered performance issues on my 700 MHz Athlon system
> with mplayer. That is a fact. Seven hundred million is a measurable
> number : the number of cycles per second on that system.

s/the facts/the respective facts/ as it's idiomatic.

All I see from you people is "he's a bad, bad boy" and nothing
substantive.  You also whine as much as he does.

You guys blew the libmpeg2 "issue" way out of proportion, considering the
libmpeg2 author was in on the whole thing.

Here's what you can do:

"I know others mischaracterized the situation, but here's a real issue..."

So far, nobody's done this.

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