[MPlayer-users] A question about patented codecs
Jing Min Zhao
zhaojingmin at gmail.com
Wed Mar 5 17:01:56 CET 2008
Yes, I thought of a similar way, but didn't have the "accepting licensing
agreement" part. Thank you for your great idea!
Jing Min Zhao
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From: "Sam Logen" <starz909 at yahoo.com>
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Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2008 2:40 AM
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> --- Jing Min Zhao <zhaojingmin at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >> 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.
> Right, remember that your customers still need to
> accept the codec's licensing agreement. So the best
> way might be to write a small script that will be
> visible to them, or that you could start yourself in
> front of them, that will automate the download and
> give them a chance to accept the agreement themselves
> before the install finalizes.
> If you already hashed over this, sorry but I didn't
> catch it.
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