[vorbis] vorbis players (or lack of) for mac

Håvard Kvålen havardk at xmms.org
Tue Oct 30 15:49:06 PST 2001

dongoodman <deg3 at msstate.edu> writes:

> >> This is nonsense. You always need a license to use mp3. That's
> >> why we wrote vorbis. :) Thompson has a website (mp3licensing.com)
> >> that explains what they want. I've occasionally heard of
> >> exemptions for freeware, but there doesn't seem to be anything
> >> like that listed.
> >
> > Egads, man! I didn't realize it was that bad, large or small! Viva
> > Vorbis!
> me neither. check it: http://www.mp3licensing.com/royalty/index.html
> how does XMMS deal with this?

The mp3 patent holders has always said that they don't enforce the
patents on «freeware» decoders.  This is not mentioned on
mp3licensing.com, but there has been no sign that they have changed
their mind either.


Håvard Kvålen

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