[Mplayer-users] offtopic: realplayer format

Arpi arpi at thot.banki.hu
Tue Jun 19 23:50:07 CEST 2001


> On Tue, Jun 19, 2001 at 06:30:33PM +0200, Arpi wrote:
> > we can support cram/cvid using the win32 stuff, but it isn't too
> > usefull, this is why qt/mov support has very very low priority on
> > our TODO. Supporting Sorenson codec is impossible.
> Not impossible just very hard ;-) Someone should crack that stuff :)
oh yes.

> > As someone answered a week ago, there is no codecs available. you can
> > try to crack the lib*.so files of the binary-only realplayer and hack
> > it to mplayer, but
> > 1, it's illegal
> BTW, is it legal to use dll's?
AFAIK yes. I've read at several places, that those DLl codecs are freely
downloadable and usable from many sites. Yes, the authors of those
never thought that they will be used under linux, but it is not stated
as illegal. They didn't limited downlaoding to any OS.

> > 2, we aren't skilled crackers, so we can't do it
> > 
> > You have to wait until someone (like Eugene in avifile team) find a
> > solution, write an emulation environment and plugin loader to make
> > those libs usable with mplayer or other players.
> Hmmm. I've just realized that KDE's konqueror CAN use netscape's plugins.
> And yes it's working (real content playing inside browser window, flash
> plugin etc). Since the source of KDE is free we would be able to do it ;-)
> [ehhh it's C++ ...]
there _is_ documentation on netscape plugins availagbel. so no reverse
engineering/cracking required. also opera can use those plugins.

> So, let's support rm ;-))
ok, lets do it :)

A'rpi / Astral & ESP-team

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