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Re: [ITPOLITIK] Open source support for WMV og WMA under Linux





Joergen Ramskov skrev:
Real har tilsyneladende lavet en aftale med MS der gør at de nu vil supportere WMV på Linux i deres Helix platform. Med andre ord, der vil snart være open source support for WMV. Det vil dog ikke inkludere support for CRAP (af nogle også kaldet DRM).

Der er selvfølgeligt nogle ubesvarede spørgsmål, mest vigtigt er nok hvilken licens koden vil blive gjort tilgængelig under.

Man kan også stille spørgsmål ved om det er et fornuftigt træk. Jeg tror dog der er mange der vil blive glade for at kunne afspille WM* filer under Linux uden at skulle bruge W32codecs, der nok ikke umiddelbart kan anses for at være lovlige.

Hvis du læser tråden > W32codecs - lovligt eller ej? kan du læse, at det er lovligt at bruge disse codecs til privat brug.

Men ville det ikke være bedre at bruge tiden
på at hjælpe med udviklingen af feks. Ogg Theora? Det er dog nok ikke i Reals interesse da de jo har deres eget proprietære format...

Citat: === Klip ===
Currently, Linux users can play Windows Media Video (WMV) and Windows Media Audio (WMA) content if they install closed-source modules, said Jeff Duchmann, general manager of client and digital rights management technologies at RealNetworks. That will change as the result of a licensing deal RealNetworks has signed with Microsoft and its settlement of an antitrust suit against the software giant. It will release open-source code to play the files as part of the Helix Community project it launched to bring RealNetworks technology to Linux.


"The work we're doing will all go into the Helix client," Duchmann said in an interview here. However, the software won't support digital rights management available with Windows, he added.
=== Klip ===


Link: http://news.com.com/Real+to+plug+Windows+media+support+into+Linux/2100-1025_3-6105970.html?tag=nefd.top




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