[LINK] Linux codecs [Was: Role of Government in National ICT Policy]

David Boxall david.boxall at hunterlink.net.au
Wed Feb 29 15:35:47 AEDT 2012

On 29/02/2012 9:03 AM, Marghanita da Cruz wrote:
> It is not a software problem - it is the decoder. ...
Which you chose not to install. MP3 codecs are available for Linux 
(LAME, for one). They just aren't in most distros, out of the "box", for 
perverse legal reasons. I gather we can't legally play a DVD under Linux 
either, but that doesn't stop anyone (nor even slow them down much).

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