[CentOS] Platform independent solution to watch "Streaming Service of the Council of the European Union.

Mon Jan 1 21:50:18 UTC 2007
chrism at imntv.com <chrism at imntv.com>

John R Pierce wrote:
> Michel Daggelinckx wrote:
>> Its more about europe forceing us to use closed source software.
>> I also wonder if decodeing WMV on linux is legal.
>> This might give the same problems as MP3 does.
> Nearly all media formats contain various patented intellectual 
> property.  So do many streaming algorithms.   For instance, all the 
> various MPEG layers are full of patented IP.
> Seems like the real agenda is to force the EU to use Ogg Vorbis or 
> something equally obscure, so that the windows/mac world has to suffer 
> through as much complexity as the FOSS world is used to.

Ah, so the fact that it can be viewed with an existing tool doesn't seem 
to matter to them.  *shrug*  In any case, this has absolutely nothing to 
do with CentOS so perhaps the original poster can find a more 
appropriate venue to engage in rabblerousing....