[MPlayer-users] A question about patented codecs

Rich Felker dalias at aerifal.cx
Wed Mar 5 21:23:31 CET 2008

On Wed, Mar 05, 2008 at 02:04:32PM -0500, Jing Min Zhao wrote:
> Maybe I can use a script to guide people through a procedure to download 
> realplayer for linux from Real, and install it. Then make links to its .so 
> to let mplayer use them. I'm sure it's legal to redistribute realplayer 
> since Real's website said it, but I'm not sure whether it's legal to use the 
> so not by realplayer.

Please don't top-post of do MS-outlook-style quoting.
With that said, what are real .so files even needed for? I thought
there were free decoders for everything now... If they really are
needed, just point users to mphq's codec download...


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