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    there R some owners2some file types.so v cant sell our software without paying2owner. thats why v shud d/l codecs from the web. I ALSO USE OPENSUSE11 & IT WORKS WELL VT ME. Iv installed mplayer to watch wmv ,mpg & etc files. it's a small package but works vt several file types. windows is a commercial os. so they pay 4da owner to use some filetypes. pls d/l mplayer source & untar it & install it acordin2da readme files & msg.
    hv fun vt opensuse
    Posted 12-04-2008 at 03:48 AM by roshantux roshantux is offline
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    I think that in some countries it is OK to load say a codec but not OK in other. by not having such things included you can d/l the distro with no worries in those countries but still be able to add to your system in the countries you are allowed. If you see what I mean..
    Posted 12-02-2008 at 05:34 AM by ctsiow ctsiow is offline
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    Many linux distros attempt to be truly free. This is why you may find MP3, encoded dvd playback, and many other common tasks missing. Sometimes its not a matter of "is the program free of proprietary source code?". It is more a matter of "is that file format 'open?'" Many of the linux distros that you can only purchase because there is no free version has proprietary things that they paid for the right to use. At least this is what I have gathered... I could be wrong.
    Posted 12-02-2008 at 12:25 AM by lumak lumak is offline

  



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