Re: mplayer, the time has come
Ken Bloom wrote:
On Mon, 14 Feb 2005 11:46:38 +0100, A Mennucc wrote:
There have been two main problems keeping mplayer out of Debian: licenses
the upstream code contains some code that is protected by (more or less)
actively enforced licenses: DeCSS code to decode encrypted dvd;
ffmpeg and OpenDivx code to en/decode MPEG4.
the DeCSS is deleted from the package proposed for Debian
What functionality do we lose by doing this?
my packaging of mplayer will play DVDs using libdvdread3 (exactly as
the DeCSS code inside mplayer is (considered by the upstream authors to
be) more optimized and faster ; but including it is troublesome, so the
upstream mplayer allows for the deletion of it and the fallback on