[MPlayer-users] Mplayer not fully Free/GPL software?! eventhough the webpage says so

Diego Biurrun diego at biurrun.de
Thu Jul 4 20:37:04 CEST 2002

root writes:
 > In divx4_vbr.c after the gpl statemet there is this:
 > *  Large parts of this code were taken from VbrControl() *
 > *  from the OpenDivX project, (C) divxnetworks,          *
 > *  this code is published under DivX Open license, which *
 > *  can be found... somewhere... oh, whatever...          *
 > WTF?

All of MPlayer except this file.  If you compile with
--disable-divx4linux and --disable-mencoder and slightly edit the
Makefile to not compile divx4_vbr.c, you can safely remove this file.

BTW, volunteers to reimplement this file from scratch and end the
license issue for good are welcome :-)


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