[vorbis-dev] now i'm a real vorbis guy.
Olaf van der Spek
Olaf at XCC.TMFWeb.NL
Tue Jan 2 11:36:44 PST 2001
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From: "Lourens Veen" <jsr at dds.nl>
To: <vorbis-dev at xiph.org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 02, 2001 7:49 PM
Subject: Re: [vorbis-dev] now i'm a real vorbis guy.
> David Terrell wrote:
> > What makes you think that closed sourcing your libs will help anyone
> > block the end user from saving streams to disk? I have yet to see
> > a copy protection scheme that could stand up to real users.
> Well, I haven't seen any open source QT players for Linux yet, since the
> compression algorithms could only be found out by disassembling closed
> source players, which is pretty hard. Stream QT and create a closed
> source player and I've yet to see anyone cracking it.
> Ofcourse you can then do tricks like changing the audio driver code to
> output to disk, because the underlying OS is open source. But on Windows
> that wouldn't be possible either.
Why can't that be done under Windows?
> Anyway, you get my point, and you're right, closed sourcing the lib only
> doesn't change things. Close down the spec and you're quite a lot
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