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Re: [gNewSense-users] Mplayer-plugin

From: Brian Brazil
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Mplayer-plugin
Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2007 20:44:47 +0000

On 2/23/07, Kevin Dean <address@hidden> wrote:
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.

It has been there since October, but it's not in Etch.

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

I wasn't aware of any media formats that we have explicitly removed.


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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