[MPlayer-dev-eng] Released Aud-X codec DLL

Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski dominik at rangers.eu.org
Mon Mar 13 11:28:53 CET 2006

On Sunday, 12 March 2006 at 21:32, Marek Dziubinski Aud-X wrote:
> > Making a new proprietary closed format is not friendly to us. It's
> > hostile to us.
> OK. I understand this.
> > > Once again:
> > > - VDM is fully released (the whole source code - please check it out).
> > > - I am sorry, I meant AC3ACM, not AC3enc. It was also
> > > only modify to comply with VDM. The whole project (source code as well)
> > > will be released probably next week.
> > But not this new audio codec you want us to support? Why should we
> > help you push a new closed proprietary format? If no one is using your
> > format already, it's in our best interest to keep it that way, unless
> > you plan on publishing source or specs. Otherwise we're just
> > contributing to the rise of new closed codecs.
> OK. I hope that Aud-X owners will decide to make it open source some day...

So do I.

> As I said, it is not my decision.

So... the copyright to the code you've written doesn't belong to you?
Or have you signed some sort of NDA?

> Anyway, thank you for all the information.
> I was asked to find out wether MPlayer guys will be interested in it.
> So I did....
> My role ends here...I have found out the answer.

Not really. You've found out what one or two developers think about it
(with Rich being the most vocal :>), but IMHO the matter is still open.


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