Free software and video codecs (was: ANN: Chandler 1.0)

Kay Schluehr kay.schluehr at
Mon Aug 11 08:33:41 CEST 2008

On 11 Aug., 07:24, Ben Finney <bignose+hates-s... at>
> Kay Schluehr <kay.schlu... at> writes:
> > On 11 Aug., 04:43, "SPE - Stani's Python Editor"
> > <spe.stani... at> wrote:
> > > As an open source project please be kind to Linux users and provide
> > > also your screencasts in open source video standards such (as ogg
> > > video) instead of only mov and flash.
> > Since it is an open source project you can add this functionality if
> > you like it.
> The program may be free software, but the video is not.
> The option of properly re-encoding the video is only available for
> those who have free access to the "source", i.e. the original video in
> lossless format. Since (according to Stani) the video is only
> available to him in non-free, lossy Flash or Quicktime, that qualifies
> as neither of "free access" nor "lossless format".

You are right and I shouldn't have responded when I actually don't
even care. My fault.


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