[MPlayer-users] A question about patented codecs

Jing Min Zhao zhaojingmin at gmail.com
Wed Mar 5 07:10:14 CET 2008

Thank you, Rich. I'll ask a lawyer as well as Real itself.
-Jing Min Zhao

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rich Felker" <dalias at aerifal.cx>
To: "MPlayer usage questions, feature requests,bug reports" 
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Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2008 12:06 AM
Subject: Re: [MPlayer-users] A question about patented codecs

> On Tue, Mar 04, 2008 at 05:43:34PM -0500, 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?
> I would recommend asking a lawyer and not a random member of the
> mplayer-users list. JD does not represent the MPlayer team or our
> views on patents and the law.
> Rich
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