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Re: Realplayer9 ?? fedora2test3

On Sun, 2004-05-16 at 13:09, Mark Fonnemann wrote:
> thanks for pointing this out... i was not aware that this existed. according to
> https://player.helixcommunity.org/2004/schedules/index.html, a new alpha
> release is on May 18 for all those interested. this is exciting... the ability
> to play new Real formats and to remove Real's software from my computer while
> supporting open source: win, win, win situation.

This is a deception... you cannot play most real format files without
installing the binary-only codec packages with a non-free license... So
I don't see any winning in the situation AT ALL.  This is no different
from before, we could always use the binary-only codecs...they are the
problem, not the players... xine and mplayer and vlc are fine media
players.  I'm getting sick of this excitement over Real.  When they open
their codecs you should be happy.

And for the record I have yet to get HelixPlayer to play anything on
FC2Tx...without crashing.


> one question as follow-up: where would i download a MPEG-4 codec from? it
> states at the above-mentioned url that "MPEG4 enabled (codec not bundled)"?
> thanks for your help... very much appreciated!
> mark. :-)
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