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Re: ffplay and toolame



On Mon, 2007-01-15 at 20:11 +0100, Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski wrote:
> On Monday, 15 January 2007 at 19:14, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> > Hi
> > 
> > ffplay is a ffmpeg based player and toolame encodes in a format that is 
> > not mp3 but apparently is compatible with many mp3 players. I noticed 
> > that these packages are both in Debian and in gNewsense (allegedly).
> > 
> > http://wiki.multimedia.cx/index.php?title=FFplay
> > http://www.eftel.com/~mikecheng/planckenergy/#tooLAME
> 
> Toolame development seems stalled.
> 
> There's a fork, called twolame: http://www.twolame.org/
> Is MPEG Audio Layer 2 patented?

Yes, it is patented.

> And isn't Layer 3 patent expiring soon
> (already)?

No.

Both of these are not acceptable in Fedora and debian's "hush hush"
mentality to including this stuff should not be followed.

Thomas


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