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x86? ( >=media-libs/divx4linux-20020418
Requiring these is bad for two reasons:
1. Both divx4linux and win32codecs consist of closed source software.
2. win32codecs ebuild consists of WMP, QT and other codecs which are
downloaded from mplayer's website. AFAIK the mplayer team has not
obtained a redistribution license from either Microsoft or Apple,
which makes their distribution a violation of copyright law. Their
website is located in Hungary, which is a member state of WIPO (whose
treaties are the basis for most copyright laws around the world).
Providing the win32codecs ebuild could be considered contributory
Jon Lech Johansen
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