[MPlayer-users] DRM .wma

Alexander Noe' alexander.noe at s2001.tu-chemnitz.de
Sun Apr 2 15:56:07 CEST 2006

n0dalus wrote:

> On 4/3/06, Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski <dominik at rangers.eu.org> wrote:
>>No. MPlayer doesn't handle DRM'd files and there are currently no plans to even
>>try supporting them.
> Out of curiosity, what would be required for Mplayer to be able to
> play DRM'd files?

Someone who thinks that Digital Restrictions Management is worth being 
supported, and someone who doesn't have to fear being attacked by the 
music mafia for adding such support (adding such support would make it 
easy to break the Digital Restrictions Management system).

If you are very lucky, the new french copyright (DADVSI v2) keeps its 
article 7 during the debate in the senat. This article 7 would provide 
protection against the music and movie mafia for developers who want 
to add interoperability with such files to open source players, but 
even then, you need to find a french developer who cares enough about 
Digital Restriction Management to do that.


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