[MPlayer-users] today's Real announcement

Arpi arpi at thot.banki.hu
Tue Jul 23 01:48:02 CEST 2002


> http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=02/07/22/1648257&mode=nested&tid=126
> Open Source, Real Media Mega-player?
> Posted by CmdrTaco on 02-07-22 19:18
> chill writes "CNN is reporting "RealNetworks on Monday will unveil a new
> open source version of its streaming media software that supports multiple
> file formats for audio and video, including those that use Microsoft's
> Windows Media technology." and "RealNetworks did not formally license
> the ability to offer Windows Media software, but instead re-created the
> technology based on data streams sent between the server and player
> software, The New York Times reported. A Microsoft representative told
> the newspaper that the company would need to determine whether RealNetworks
> licensed the software before taking action. " I can't wait to see the
> actual license." Update: 07/22 19:10 GMT by T: The software can be
> downloaded from the Helix site, if you're interested.

What is open source? Or where? The helix site the link points to contains
binary-only evaluation version of their products :(

Anyway i doubt they will release source for codecs, just maybe for
unencrypted communication. So it's not so usefull then.

A'rpi / Astral & ESP-team

Developer of MPlayer, the Movie Player for Linux - http://www.MPlayerHQ.hu

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