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Re: mplayer binary pkg or distfile?

On Sun, Dec 27, 2009 at 08:47:44AM -0500, Greg Troxel wrote:
> The RESTRICTED setting for mplayer does not appear make any sense.  It
> depends on libdvdread which reads dvds without dvdcss, and I'm not aware
> of that being trouble.

The source code contains decss code.

> The other problems with mplayer are that some codecs may have patent
> issues (faad?), and some (win32-codecs) don't seem to have licenses to
> redistribute.

Many (if not most) of the newer MPEG codecs are affected by patents.
I'm not convinced that a non-crippled package can be distributed.
I don't think a crippled package is useful either.


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