[MPlayer-users] DRM .wma

David Corbin dcorbin at machturtle.com
Sun Apr 2 21:07:09 CEST 2006

On Sunday 02 April 2006 10:00 am, Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski wrote:
> On Sunday, 02 April 2006 at 15:49, 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?
> Full DRM spec would be useful. Apple's has been (partially?)
> reverse-engineered already AFAIK. But MPlayer developers are not fond of
> supporting DRM.
> EFF's website explains most of the issues with DRM more eloquently than
> I could hope to on this mailing list, so please read it.
> http://www.eff.org/IP/DRM/guide/
> http://www.eff.org/IP/DRM/

OK.  Thanks.  I think I understand all downsides of DRM, and generally support 
open standards.  But sometimes what you want is available no other way.  An 
in particular, I'm talking about something available from the library, so I'm 
not even the "paying customer" as far as the content owner is concerned.

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