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    open source codecs -- someone should sue windows and Quicktime

    How is that there is no law that protect us agaisnt technology segregation? what windows and quicktime are doing is segregation, if you dont use windows or apple hardware or software (codecs) you cant have access to multimedia content on the internet. The rest of humanity cant.

    We should start a worldwide movement to persue an open source codec compatible with windows, real and quicktime or at least a unique linux open media player for all distros so if a web page want to show movies in your browser they must be forced by law to give you the choice of what media player you want to use and wich codec. So imagine a open media player besides windows media player, quicktime or real player.

    there are so many players for linux like xine, mplayer, totem etc we need to focus in just one and spread its use to the pc and apple world like we are doing with openoffice, firefox and thunderbird.

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    Re: open source codecs -- someone should sue windows and Quicktime

    /me agrees
    /me newbie, so /me can't do
    /me also would like to sue winmodem ppl

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    Re: open source codecs -- someone should sue windows and Quicktime

    Is that why I have such a hard time playing my old iTunes songs on linux?
    MacBook Pro 2015 13" Triple-booting OSX, Ubuntu 17.10, Windows 10

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    Re: open source codecs -- someone should sue windows and Quicktime

    ONE PLAYER TO RULE THEM ALL: opensource and streaming too



    http://www.videolan.org/

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    Re: open source codecs -- someone should sue windows and Quicktime

    Quote Originally Posted by Donnut
    Is that why I have such a hard time playing my old iTunes songs on linux?
    Bingo
    Those folks who try to impose analog rules on digital content will find themselves on the wrong side of the tidal wave.
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    Re: open source codecs -- someone should sue windows and Quicktime

    A law forcing website owners to offer a choice of formats would be unjust and completely unenforcable.

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    Re: open source codecs -- someone should sue windows and Quicktime

    Quote Originally Posted by Malphas
    A law forcing website owners to offer a choice of formats would be unjust and completely unenforcable.
    Yes, but a law forcing owners of formats to open them up so others can play them is better. That, or find SOME way to let linux users stream things.

    Live 8 was about freedom, but their concerts on the internet were broadcasted in WMV.

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    Re: open source codecs -- someone should sue windows and Quicktime

    I'm in, but I can't program something. I can just spread the word and go for anti-ms

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    Re: open source codecs -- someone should sue windows and Quicktime

    Live 8 was about freedom, but their concerts on the internet were broadcasted in WMV.

    Ummm no. Live8 was about money, and they got a sizeable "donation" in exchange for that exclusive licensing deal.

    Saying you're about freedom while calling for more laws restraining speech isn't at all logical. We each have the right to publish in whatever format we wish, and we each have the right to make use - or not - of that publication.

    The market responds to money. If you want to change things then stop lying to yourself that you don't matter, and stop giving the bad players your money, time, and attention.

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    Re: open source codecs -- someone should sue windows and Quicktime

    Have fun sueing some of the bigest companys for not doing something illegal.

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