[MPlayer-users] Re: [MPlayer-users] ASF patenting ?

Felix Buenemann atmosfear at users.sourceforge.net
Sat Jul 13 02:20:02 CEST 2002

On Friday 12 July 2002 22:00, Alejandro Néstor Vargas wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> Julien WAJSBERG dijo:
> > I just found this article about ASF and Virtuadub. It's quite old, so
> > maybe it has already been discussed here, but I would like to know your
> > opinion :)
> >
> > http://www.advogato.org/article/101.html
> >
> > It says particularly that transcoding from ASF to another format is
> > forbidden (and mencoder can do that).
> Well... killing people is forbidden and guns can do that...
> Mencoder is not a program for transcoding from asf to anoter. It is for
> transcoding various formats, then, nobody can say the people who made
> mencoder made a program for transcoding asf.
Besides you miss that mplayer could sue virtualdub guy, but it didn't stop 
anything, just look around on the web you still get current builds of 
virtualdub with the asf support back in.

As M$ said, opensource is like a virus :-P
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- MPlayer Developer - http://mplayerhq.hu/ -

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