[PC-BSD Testing] MP3 Decoder/Encoder software

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.com
Thu Aug 23 13:39:24 PDT 2007


Terry Poulin wrote:
>>> Considering that trying to make an MP3 Encoder gets any one into a legal
>>> ruckus in the US and probably any where that supports Software Patents,
>>> it's probably unlikely that we will see any support for creating mp3 files
>>> in BSD/GNU/Linux based OSes by default until another 4-5 years minimal :@
>>>
>>>
>>> It would be great if enabling/Installing an MP3 Encoder was easy on PC-BSD
>>> hehehe. MP3 may be getting out dated but it's a bit more friendly to
>>> portable CD Players supporting CDDA and MP3 ;-)
>>>
>>> TerryP.
>>>
>> For what it's worth, I've used the Audacity sound editor on several
>> platforms for several years.
>>
>> This will read (decode) mp3 files without a problem.
>>
>> However to create an mp3 file it requires the liblame library regardless
>> of what system it's running on.
>>
>> It is freely available and I wonder if this would resolve this issue?
>>
>> Richard in Oz
>> Where none of the roads are yellow brick :)
>>
> 
> As far as I know, the creeps claiming any patents on MP3 they can dare to.
> Havn't taken any action against people trying to write an MP3 Decoder -- Why
> should they? Making it easier for people to play MP3 would increase the value
> of their patents. Although I'm sure they would reserve the right to do so.
> 
> 
> Yet, I think they have badgered people writing MP3 Encoders in the past
> claiming they need a license from them to do it. Now this is just what I've
> seen/read, I doubt it's up to date and it's definably not sound legal advise.
> 
> I'm not sure if I know of any libraries that offer only MP3 Playback \:/
> 
> Also, < http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LAME#Legal_issues >
> 
> 
>> Thanks both of you for your replies. I actually don't need to use K3b
>> in this manner. The reason I posted was because i have not had this
>> happen on any of the other 1.4 beta versions I have been testing.
>> Something must have changed in the Friday snapshot to cause this to
>> happen. Anyway, it will be fun to see what the Monday snapshot brings.
>>
>>
>> Bill Leeper
>>
> 
> Hopefully the developers keep good notes when they change things hehehe ;-)
> 
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There was a problem with how I had the K3B PBI set to install from disk
2. I've fixed it now, and it should work fine for tonight's ISO :)


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