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RE: [opensuse] PowerDVD for Linux
  • From: ALFANO GIULIO <ALFANOG@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2005 11:20:23 +0200
  • Message-id: <2C8305E0BE090E47A2BAD52A48AC911D04D8175B@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
I perfectly understand and agree. A watermark would be ok for me.


-----Original Message-----
From: Martin Sommer [mailto:msommer@xxxxxxx]
Sent: mercoledì 21 settembre 2005 11.05
To: opensuse@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: [opensuse] PowerDVD for Linux


Ok, you're right but I hate time bombs and I could avoid to include any
timebombed trial software into SUSE Linux so far and I hope I can avoid
it in the future too.

On Wed, 21 Sep 2005, ALFANO GIULIO wrote:

> Have you ever downloaded a trial versione from Internet? ;)
> 30 day trial is a standard.
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Martin Sommer [mailto:msommer@xxxxxxx]
> Sent: mercoledì 21 settembre 2005 10.35
> To: opensuse@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: RE: [opensuse] PowerDVD for Linux
>
>
> 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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> >
>
>

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