Comment of the Day - December 1, 2005 - Legal DVD Players for Linux

Posted by tadelste on Dec 1, 2005 1:56 PM EDT
LXer.com -Article; By bmac
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Bmac writes that legal DVD players exist for Linux. Can you switch the licensed components in these distributions to your own?

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It's unfortunate that some announced DVD players for Linux are available only for embedded applications, like dedicated hardware. They don't help Linux desktop endusers. However, there are at least two "legal" solutions to my knowledge - one is bundled with Turbolinux version 10F, which includes a version of Cyberlink's PowerDVD. It works, but is a bit buggy. The other is an add-on for Linspire, available for a paid download from their "Click-N-Run" repository. Windows users pay for DVD players like WinDVD or PowerDVD; if such were available to add to any Linux distribution, some folks would pay for it, especially if its installation were painless.

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