[FFmpeg-user] Windows Media Player cannot play the file

Spencer Graves spencer.graves at prodsyse.com
Tue Mar 11 10:38:00 CET 2014

On 3/11/2014 1:25 AM, Carl Eugen Hoyos wrote:
> Spencer Graves <spencer.graves <at> prodsyse.com> writes:
>> This uses MPEG-1, which "due to its age ... is no longer
>> covered by any patents and can thus be used without
>> obtaining a licence or paying any fees"
> If not plain wrong, this is at least disputed, see a
> (very, very long) discussion on the webrtc mailing
> list.
> (This mailing list is really not the right place to
> discuss, I just wanted to explain that the quote may
> be incorrect.)

       Would you mind helping to improve this Wikipedia article?  It 
received 27761 views in the last 90 days (over 300 per day), which 
suggests to me that a revision citing at least the source you mentioned 
would be appropriate.  However, you seem far more qualified than I to 
draft such a revision or to find someone else to draft such.  It 
shouldn't be a big task:  The "Patent" section of this article includes 
176 words in 7 sentences with 11 references. If you prefer, I can take 
charge of making the actual changes, but I'd prefer to do it with input 
from someone more knowledgeable than I.

       Spencer Graves

> Carl Eugen
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