[MPlayer-users] A question about patented codecs

JD jd1008 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 4 23:57:52 CET 2008

Yes it does break the patent law.

In fact, even xine will not bundle patented codecs
with xine-libs.

Your best bet is to spend some money and ask a lawyer to
look into it for you.

Jing Min Zhao wrote:
> Hi,
> I successfuly installed this gorgeous software on my Linux box and made it an almighty DVD player for my beautiful LCD TV. My friend envies it so I helped him to setup a same thing. Then an idea came up to my head maybe I can help others too for some service fee. I think this is good since both I and other people will be happy, but I'm hesitating on the patented codecs.
> I want to install the binary codec packages, especially the RealVideo codec because the rmvb files are essential. Could anybody please tell me whether my service of installing such a codec to people's computers break any law?
> Thanks a lot in advance,
> Jing Min Zhao
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