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Old 05-22-2010, 11:21 PM   #1
cola
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Why are w32codecs and flashplugin installed by default?


Why are w32codecs and flashplugin installed by default for linux mint 9?
What about those license?
 
Old 05-23-2010, 03:31 AM   #2
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Short answer - no linux codec, and patent difficulties might arise if you wrote a gpl codec. There's a patent behind these file formats somewhere.
So linux guys use the windows codecs - no mean feat really.
 
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Or another (my) perspective. If you don't like it, don't use it.

Plenty of choice in distros out there.
Or fork your own - everyone else seems to ...
 
Old 05-23-2010, 08:11 AM   #4
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Mint also has a version that comes without any codecs installed if that's what you want.
 
Old 05-23-2010, 09:16 AM   #5
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Mint also has a version that comes without any codecs installed if that's what you want.
Which version?
 
Old 06-23-2010, 10:38 PM   #6
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Which version?
The USA/Japan in PC and 64 on the Linux Mint download Site.

Maybe the OP or the Mod. should mark this one Closed

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