Package requires w32codecs to work

Jordan Mantha mantha at
Sun Dec 3 22:34:11 GMT 2006

Does it have to depend on w32codecs? There are many non-free codecs that
are at least legal to distribute in Multiverse. I don't know a whole lot
about this but I'd think you'd be able to avoid w32codecs.


Richard Bailey wrote:
> Well I control what it depends on so I'll just leave out w32codecs. Can I
> put a mention that you'll need codecs in order for this app to work in the
> description?
> - Richard
> On 12/3/06, Hubert Figuiere <hub at> wrote:
>> Richard Bailey wrote:
>> > Hello, I'm packaging a video converter for portable media players named
>> > iriverter. The REVU page is here:
>> > (btw, if any MOTU wants to
>> > review it feel free :).
>> >
>> > My question is, this package, which is GPL'ed, depends on mplayer and
>> > mencoder which are in multiverse, so I was informed that it would have
>> > to go
>> > into multiverse, but it would need w32codecs to work since it's
>> converting
>> > video. Can a package like this make it into ubuntu at all? Even
>> multiverse?
>> > Or should I submit it to Seveas for his repositories or the PLF?
>> As long as it does not depend on w32codecs (which is illegal to
>> redistribute shall I remind people), it can make it to the repositories.
>> There are universe package that depends on mplayer...
>> Hub

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