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Re: Top things to do after installing Karmic Savvas Radevic Fri Oct 30 11:00:14 2009

I use medibuntu because the ffmpeg (and/or mplayer) package there has
amr support (sony ericsson mobile videos) - really helpful for
playback of mobile videos. :-)

On 10/30/09, Martin Owens <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> On Fri, 2009-10-30 at 10:45 +0100, Przemek Kulczycki wrote:
>> 2009/10/30 Martin Owens <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>:
>> > ffmpeg might have support for wmv9 by now, downloading w32codecs is just
>> > as illegal (and the same illigal) as downloading the fluendo codecs.
>> > Copyright infringement.
>>
>> It depends on the country you are in, AFAIR.
>> How come Medibuntu is not afraid to host it?
>
> AFAIK There are no countries where w32codecs is legal (IANAL!), this
> isn't like liblame where it's down to patents or libdvdcss2 where it's
> down to the DMCA/EUCD. The w32codecs package contains dlls from other
> locations and without the proper licensing from the authors of those
> dlls.
>
> It's interesting how all the different legalities of different problems
> with various codecs kind of smush together in the community
> consciousness.
>
> Martin,
>
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