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Re: Why I left Debian

On Sun, 2006-10-29 at 10:53 -0600, Damon L. Chesser wrote:
> You are right. It is not. Nor are the w32codecs you need to watch video. 
> Nor are they included in any distro I know of due to legal reasons, by 
> default. This is not a Debian issue, it is a Linux/DRM/Copy right issue. 

The w32codecs package isn't really needed for most video formats. The
only mainstream ones I can think of is the newest Real Video ones. 

What you need are players with a recent ffmpeg version. ffmpeg supports
most formats, for example WMV9.

Sven Arvidsson
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