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Re: [gNewSense-users] Mplayer-plugin

From: Kevin Dean
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Mplayer-plugin
Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2007 15:18:58 -0500

Up until very recently, MPLayer was rather lax about licensing. They
included code that was restricted by patents.

As of Oct. 2006, they have done a review of their code and cleaned
some of this up. They have removed DeCSS code (illegal in some areas)
and linked against a different library.

Because of this cleanup, mplayer might actually make it into Debian,
which will mean it will eventually work it's way into Ubuntu. However,
it's a recent development, and a lot of people may still have
reservations about using it.

GIven gNS's reluctance to include iffy media formats, it might not
ever make it into gNS.

On 2/23/07, Matthew Flaschen <address@hidden> wrote:
Does anyone know anything about mplayer-plugin?  It's in Ubuntu's
multiverse, so wasn't imported into gnewsense.  However, it seems to be
under the GPL.

Matthew Flaschen

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