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Re: [gNewSense-users] codec faq

From: Sam Geeraerts
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] codec faq
Date: Thu, 21 May 2009 13:50:56 +0200
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Dmitri Gabinski schreef:
Thu, 21 May 2009 11:51:03 +0200, Sam Geeraerts <address@hidden> skribis:

Having VLC and mplayer in our repo would be useful.

Mplayer is not free, is it? Vlc requires installing codecs for non-free formats, doesn’t it? Or I’m missing something?

Mplayer was in Debian's non-free section for a long time, but I don't remember if that was because of patents or because of non-free bits. It's in the main section now, so it's probably completely free now.

gNewSense has no policy regarding encumbered media formats, so we don't have to exclude codecs for them. We only have to make sure those codecs are free software.

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