[d@DCC] CBC's use of audio/video media formats.
russell at flora.ca
Mon Sep 13 21:32:22 EDT 2004
On Sun, 12 Sep 2004, Jem wrote:
> And any Windows Media Player except for the terribly old ones will
> support MP3. Anyone who has run Windows Update in the past 2 years will
> probably be able to play MP3s through Windows Media Player.
Lets be honest here: the versions of Microsoft Windows we are talking
about are so full of security holes that running them "out of the box" at
all is not something that the CBC should be recommending or supporting.
BTW: The XMMS MP3 issue with RedHat 9 is unfortunate. The patent
licensing is typically vague, but has been interpreted to be open open for
decoding (IE: no problems with XMMS), but that was encumbered for encoding
(IE: problems on the server side). Nobody has been sued, nor has anyone
been asked to negotiate a license for MPEG compliant software.
Many people use up2date or yum to keep their computers updated, and
there are many repositories that include the MP3 plug-in for xmms. One of
the best repositories I have found for such things for Fedora Core is
Dag Apt Repository, http://dag.wieers.com/apt/
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