Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th Jan 2012 22:54 UTC
FreeBSD Some people already submitted this news last week, but it wasn't until today that it became official: the FreeBSD team has announced the release of FreeBSD version 9.0. As you may expect from the major version number change, this is releas eis packed with new stuff.
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Valhalla
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Can you play the linked video? If so, what obscure codec did you install to allow it?

Both the .mov and .mp4 played perfectly in VLC 1.1.13 and MPlayer on my Arch Linux system.

That said it's about the codecs, afaik VLC relies on ffmpeg and as such it depends on what codecs your distribution enables by default in ffmpeg which in turn depends on how they percieve the threath of patents. Arch linux has a pretty much anything goes attitude and generally enables patented tech (codecs, 3d) but it's also a volunteer driven distro and likely not a target for patent infringement suits.

Still every distro I've come across has the option available for the user to explicitly enable patented tech (often all you have to do is enable a repo) so it's not a big problem.

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