watch divx videos

Phil Bieber philbieber at
Thu May 10 07:01:36 BST 2007

On 5/10/07, Matthew Flaschen <matthew.flaschen at> wrote:
> Donn wrote:
> >> So far I've found VLC (in the repos) to play anything and everything
> >> without extra codecs...
> >>
> > Does it really not use extra (potentially legal/patented) codecs? I wonder how
> > it manages that?
> It uses just as many patent-infringing codecs as everyone else.  They're
>  just built into the app; it's more convenient but not more legal.
> Matt Flaschen

I wasn't aware of that ... Not that I would stop using it, but that
came as a suprise to me... I only read somewhere that VLC "now plays
all media types on cann possibly think of" .... or something like
OK, it's illegal, but still works like a charm...

Philipp Bieber
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