Plasma needs a media player, I suggest Kodi

Nicolás Alvarez nicolas.alvarez at
Wed Mar 7 22:31:32 GMT 2018

2018-03-07 12:11 GMT-03:00 René J.V. Bertin <rjvbertin at>:
> On Wednesday March 07 2018 08:07:29 Rex Dieter wrote:
>> My $0.02, last I checked, it has a hard dependency on ffmpeg (a legal
>> minefield, media codec patents), which makes it not freely redistributable
>> in many jurisdictions (US in particular)
> FFmpeg can be built in 3 different ways, with 2 "free" options where it's covered by GPL2, GPL3.

The last patent covering MPEG-2 expired in 13 February 2018. You can
imagine what the situation is for codecs newer than that...


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