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Re: Realplayer10 !!



Once upon a time Stan Bubrouski wrote:
> On Sun, 2004-05-16 at 18:48, Roland Wolters wrote:
> > Thanks very much - is there any staement about this by redhat or other
> > people who make these decisions?
>
> No offense but who the fuck cares?  Really? All this hurrah over a
> crappy media player that can't play anything without binary codecs and
> rediculous licenses.  Ok so there is a media player that is open source
> (non-GPL of course) that can't play anything.  Wow I'm impressed sign me
> up!!!
>
> Why would Red Hat, Mandrake, SuSE, Debian, or anyone else include it?
> Why?  It's completely fucking useless without binary codecs under a
> fascist license.  You can play the same files under xine, mplayer,
> totem, and vlc which are GPL.  But you still need the binary licenses to
> use any codecs so whats the point?
>
> Anyone???

Hm, you are right in some points, although we get a xmms without any mp3 
support - so we could get a video plaer without support for non GPL/LGPL 
codecs as long as it is easy enough to add this support by adding some rpms.
That hurts no one I think.

> The day this package is in Fedora is the day I move to another
> distribution.

Do whatever you want to do, why not? Its the freedom of choice.

Roland



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