Linked by David Adams on Tue 27th Jul 2010 07:35 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Linux Some people hate the idea of adding proprietary software to their desktop Linux. For these people, there are Linux distributions such as gNewSense that use only free software. For the rest of us, who use distributions such as Fedora, openSUSE and Ubuntu, there are times we either want to, or feel forced to, add proprietary programs such as Adobe Flash or Skype or the ability to play proprietary audio and video formats such as MP3 or commercial DVDs to your Linux desktop. Here's how to do it.
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Mplayer plugin
by zizban on Tue 27th Jul 2010 22:52 UTC
zizban
Member since:
2005-07-06

The mplayer plugin uses x264, which is a patented codec in the US and other countries. You are not free of propriety codecs if that was your goal.

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RE: Mplayer plugin
by _xmv on Wed 28th Jul 2010 10:30 in reply to "Mplayer plugin"
_xmv Member since:
2008-12-09

x264 is not proprietary source code
its uses patented algorithms

that's a difference

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RE[2]: Mplayer plugin
by zizban on Thu 29th Jul 2010 16:23 in reply to "RE: Mplayer plugin"
zizban Member since:
2005-07-06

So it's still non-free.

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