[MPlayer-users] A question about patented codecs

Jing Min Zhao zhaojingmin at gmail.com
Wed Mar 5 07:12:31 CET 2008


This is the most optimistic point I've ever heard. Thank you for your 

All the best,

Jing Min Zhao

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Yan Seiner" <yan at seiner.com>
To: "MPlayer usage questions, feature requests,bug reports" 
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Sent: Tuesday, March 04, 2008 11:59 PM
Subject: Re: [MPlayer-users] A question about patented codecs

> Jing Min Zhao wrote:
>> JD,
>> Take it easy. I don't understand why you're so upset. Did I say something
>> impolite? Or my idea of benefiting from open source software makes you
>> uncomfortable? I think I have shown enough respect to you.
>> Please remember what I said has NOT happened yet, and I have NOT decided 
>> to
>> do that yet, and for sure I will write to Real to confirm this before I 
>> do
>> anything. I don't want to make illegal money either! I come here just to 
>> see
>> if anybody has similar idea or expperience to share. Is this illegal, Mr.
>> Lawyer?
> Well, to offer a real life example, I bought a DXG video camera.  The
> instruction book has a clear section on how to download and install a
> windows-compatible codec.  I guess they don't want to pay the royalties
> either.
> So you're in good company; I would guess many smaller companies are
> going to start doing that.
> Don't sweat it.  Explain to your customers *why* it is necessary.
> --Yan
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