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Old 07-28-2006, 11:50 AM   #1
nadavvin
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is there project to free wmv codec?


There is project to free swf and more close formats.

Is there smething with wmv codec?

The currect codec of w32codecs have a legal issues in some contries.
 
Old 07-28-2006, 12:16 PM   #2
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WMV is proprietary to Microsoft, so its highly unlikely that there will be a free implementation that does not have legal issues.
 
Old 07-28-2006, 07:51 PM   #3
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I would think some of the open source MP4 project could make their codecs compatible. Gates and his 'evil empire' are very famous for taking a standard changing one little thing here and there and calling it their own. Look at Java and JavaScript.
 
Old 07-28-2006, 08:02 PM   #4
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I'm quite sure JavaScript was developed independently with help from Netscape, which at the time was in a crusade against IE (like we all are!).
 
Old 07-28-2006, 11:26 PM   #5
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ffmpeg is working on a free implementation but thus far they don't have a working release.

EDIT: I should be more specific, they don't have a working WMV9 implementation but according to Google older versions are working okay.

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