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Subject: Re: audible files ont he IPod

Re: audible files ont he IPod

From: Stephan Seitz <>
Date: Sat, 8 Jul 2006 23:19:00 +0200

On Sat, Jul 08, 2006 at 10:00:26PM +0100, will wrote:
>that is unfair though as the original firmware of some players does
>workw ith it, so why can't rockbox?

Because Rockbox is free and every part of Rockbox including all codecs
must be free as well. Free means you must be able to see and get the
source code. Which means, that the encryption of those files would be
quite useless, if everyone could get at least the source code to decrypt

The original firmware is not free, and no source code is available, so it
can do things, that Rockbox can’t.

Simply don’t support those non-free crap.

Shade and sweet water!


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