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RE: [opensuse] PowerDVD for Linux
  • From: Martin Sommer <msommer@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2005 10:34:42 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0509211032480.22830@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
How could you imagine a trial version of a DVD player? Should it stop to
play the movie after 30 minutes or should it display a watermark on the
movie screen as MianActor does? You don't really want to use such a
player...

Martin

On Wed, 21 Sep 2005, ALFANO GIULIO wrote:

> How about a trial version? Like you do with MainActor?
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Martin Sommer [mailto:msommer@xxxxxxx]
> Sent: mercoledì 21 settembre 2005 10.28
> To: opensuse@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [opensuse] PowerDVD for Linux
>
>
> Hi Jorge,
> this is of course a good idea. We will see what we can do in that regard.
> But be aware that commercial DVD players cost not only royalties, they
> cost a lot of royalties (for mpeg2, Dolby and CSS). And it needs to be
> well considered if we really want to pass all those costs to the
> customer. In my opinion the Turbolinux 10F is very expensive because of
> these royalties, you get 3 CDs and no manual at all for 70 bugs.
> Currently you get a SUSE Linux box for 60 bugs with 1 DVD, 5 CDs, a
> printed manual and 3 months installation support. But you're right, it's
> worth to think about that.
>
> A few more comments to your e-mail:
>
> mp3 decoder is already included in SL 10.0 (retail version). It's used by
> amarok, banshee and realplay to play mp3 files.
>
> PowerDVD is not the first legal DVD player for Linux, there are a few
> Linux OEM versions in the market that included LinDVD from Intervideo.
>
> MPlayer, Ogle and Xine are not illegal principally but using DeCSS with
> these players is illegal (not in some but in most countries).
>
> Martin
>
> On Tue, 20 Sep 2005, Jorge Fábregas wrote:
>
> > Hello everyone,
> >
> > This question is mainly for the Novell employees watching this list:
> >
> > What do you think about including "PowerDVD for Linux" on the box version?
>
> > I'm using it now (got it from TurboLinux which I bought some months ago)
> and
> > I think it's great. It's the first official (legal) DVD player for Linux.
>
> >
> > I think it will be a great add-on to the retail version. I know it will
> cost
> > you (licenses) but you can pass that on to the consumer. The same with an
>
> > mp3 decoder? After all, for those that don't want to pay for these extra
> > closed-source/non-free software, there's always the OSS version
> available.
> >
> > BTW...I know there's Mplayer and Ogle out there that we can use for DVD
> > playbay (although not legally in some countries)...I'm just curious about
> the
> > PowerDVD possibility.
> >
> > For the rest: comments are welcome :)
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Jorge
> >
> >
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