[MPlayer-users] Re: [MPlayer-users] ASF patenting ?
atmosfear at users.sourceforge.net
Sat Jul 13 02:53:02 CEST 2002
On Saturday 13 July 2002 02:03, Felix Buenemann wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> 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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