[MPlayer-dev-eng] Re: working to put mplayer in Debian
dariush at ajax.umcs.lublin.pl
Sun Apr 28 13:33:13 CEST 2002
>> D Richard Felker III <dalias at aerifal.cx> writes:
>> >> where???????????
>> >> what is not gpl?
>> > As I've pointed out several times, divx4_vbr.c is derived from
>> > OpenDivX...
>> OpenDivX has what license?
>The OpenDivX license, which is a pseudo-free license with lots of lame
>non-free clauses. However, whether divx4_vbr.c is really "derived
>from", or rather just "inspired by" the OpenDivX code remains open to
>debate. I haven't actually compared the code myself, but supposedly
It is C++ translated into C.
I contacted all(most) of the authors ( khuh, some are probably reading
this list ), and the state of affairs is like this
- there is GPL re-implenentation of the code coming for transcode
( we use exactly the same file as theirs divx4_vbr and xvid_vbr )
- OpenDivx switched licence to GPL lately... problem is that only decoder
is GPLd, and the code comes from encoder, which is still closed.
- offending code in question is quite simple, it should be fairly easy to
rewrite, if noone does it, I will, I am only affraid, especially after my
latest vf_mirror implementation which when I finally noticed is buggy and
corrected it, was already corrected.
So in the meantime I'm packaging only mplayer and divx4_vbr get disabled
until transcode gets new code.
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