Re: RAR under linux: any alternative?
John Hasler wrote:
and lame is free software as well. it is however illegal to use or
distribute it because of Frauenhofer patents. Mplayer is not included in
debian because of patent issues as well afaik. it strikes me as odd that
xine, a fork of mplayer, is included in debian.
I have never felt the need for RAR, although I have a lot of contact
with windows users. They all use zip. The only thing that I sometimes
have as rar are windows binaries or similiar, which I then open with
7-Zip under windows (as the contents of rar files have never been any
use to me outside windows). It strikes me as odd that the posix 7zip
doesn't support rar - the windows version does.
This is one program that I believe is worth buying the license for. This
is especially true if you have any windows machine's around. If you use
Usenet for any amount of time you will find that this program is a must
Interesting. I've been on Usenet for twenty years and I have not felt any
need for that program.
It's kind of like needing Lame, or Mplayer nowadays, yes it's non free,
but you really do need it.
Mplayer is licensed under the GPL.