[lug] redhat beta musings
Andrew R. Diederich
diederic at boulder.net
Fri Sep 6 14:02:02 MDT 2002
Lots of players will still work, I suspect. Looks like
http://www.xmms.org/, for example, still exists.
On Fri, 6 Sep 2002, j davis wrote:
> well, shit...i have 20 gigs of trash now. Can i still download
> mplayer or xmms to play mp3 on redhat? Maybe a mp3 to ogg tool?
> >From: "Peter Hutnick" <peter-lists at hutnick.com>
> >Reply-To: lug at lug.boulder.co.us
> >To: <lug at lug.boulder.co.us>
> >Subject: Re: [lug] redhat beta musings
> >Date: Fri, 6 Sep 2002 13:00:29 -0600 (MDT)
> > > As far as I knew, the patents only covered the encoders. I've never
> > > about patents covering the decoders... I see the reference to slashdot.
> > >
> > > The mp3 page says that 0.75 covers patents and software - or just
> > > It was my understanding that players don't violate the patents.
> >What do you base this statement on? Fraunhofer has historically only
> >pursued redress of patent violations by encoder
> >vendors/authors/distributors, but the patent certainly apply to players as
> >well to my reading
> >They used to have a blanket grant of gratis license to "free" players.
> >This is complicated, since one of the freedoms of GPL software is that you
> >MAY sell it. Anyway, the situation went from shaky to downright
> >problematic and RH has just opted out of the whole mess.
> >Go Vorbis.
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