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Subject: Re: MP3 Licensing change

Re: MP3 Licensing change

From: Björn Stenberg <bjorn_at_haxx.se>
Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2002 00:10:55 +0200

Leif Sawyer wrote:
> With the recent reversal of licensing for MP3 decoders, what
> is the impact on RockBox?

Nothing. We don't distribute an mp3 decoder nor encoder. All mp3 work is handled by the Micronas chips, for which Micronas is paying the licenses.

> If there is a perceived issue, will this spearhead any work
> on OGG support, even though such a task might be extremely cumbersome?

The lack of Ogg support is not because it's "cumbersome". It's because it's impossible. Nothing short of a miracle will help.

-- 
Björn
Received on 2002-08-29

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