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Re: [opensuse] Goodbye to suse
  • From: "Michael S. Dunsavage" <mikesd@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 24 Dec 2006 17:05:12 -0500
  • Message-id: <1166997912.4329.32.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sun, 2006-12-24 at 14:35 -0500, James Knott wrote:
> Michael S. Dunsavage wrote:
> > On Sun, 2006-12-24 at 10:49 -0800, Jay Smith wrote:
> >
> >> As for your music, it's the same problem with Ubuntu. In Dapper and
> >> Edgy, you
> >> have to download extra xine codecs off of their multiverse repository.
> >> You can't
> >> just get mp3 support out of the box. I think there is something larger
> >> than
> >> Microsoft and Novell going on with these formats and patents. I don't
> >> think it's
> >> rational to get mad at Novell over our misfortunes. It's just a Linux
> >> thing, not
> >> a Novell thing.
> >>
> >
> > I could be wrong, but I thought this had to do with copyright
> > infringement of unlicensed music?
> >
> >
> Not all MP3's involve copyright infringement. There are plenty of legal
> ones to play. Also as was previously ruled in a court (Betamax case?),
> as long as there is legitimate use for a device, it cannot be banned
> just because someone might use it illegally.

I understand that. However, I was under the impression that's why mp3's
don't play out-of-box. Even though it's no big deal, I just had to
update xine and amarok played no problem.

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