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Date:      21 Sep 2002 10:17:39 -0700
From: (Gary W. Swearingen)
To:        Bjarne Wichmann Petersen <>
Cc:        <>
Subject:   Re: About to install FreeBSD as a Desktop...
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Bjarne Wichmann Petersen <> writes:

> Yes, I prefer mplayer. But there is VLC, Xine and Ogle as well (all in ports).

I thought DVD playing required the use of patented mathematics (I know
it's mathematics, even if they call it algorithms or methods or even
software), secret country codes, etc.  What's the current situation?
How do the above players manage it?  Are they legal in most countries?

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