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Re: Codec Buddy misleading.



On Fri, 2007-11-09 at 03:24 +0100, Mark wrote:

> Today is my first day in Fedora 8 (like probably a lot of people) and
> when i want to play a movie i get codec buddy which is absolutely
> fine! But now the misleading part comes. I live in Europe. for me it's
> not illegal to install the "gstreamer-bad-plugins" or just packages
> that get me mpeg/xvid/divx/aac/any_codec support and yet codec buddy
> gives me only payed options. I didn't start using fedora a few years
> ago to start paying for codecs!
> 
> Now my idea to get this better is to make codec buddy location
> specific. When you install fedora you select the country where you
> live. If codec buddy uses that information than it can point me to the
> right direction where i can get my codecs for free. I ujnderstand that
> Fedora can't include those codecs in there own repositories but
> wouldn't it be possible to make a community driven (codec) repository
> that contains all the packages that are not allowed in the USA but are
> in EU (probably everywhere EXCEPT the USA). Fedora at least has to
> notify the users that paying isn't needed if you don't live in the
> USA!!

IANAL, but the European situation is still subject to re-interpretation
in the future, and it's certainly far more fine-grained than US v.s EU.
in any case. I think the language could do with being clear, however
there's only so much that can be explained in dialog box real estate.

Jon.



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