[wellylug] MPEG/DVD encoding/decoding.

David Zanetti dave2 at wetstring.net
Thu Apr 29 10:50:16 NZST 2004


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IANAL.

On Thu, 29 Apr 2004, E.Chalaron wrote:

> We are talking about encoding videos not decrypting DVDs.. right ??
> So what the problem of encoding your home movies ??? does it breach any 
> copyrights ?????

No, it doesn't.

But MPEG-2 is licensed and I don't believe there is any freely available
implementation which isn't breaching that license. 

Encoding with other codecs (MPEG-1, MPEG-4 derrivates for the interim,
etc) is not currently encumbered by licensing which you'd need to pay for,
obviously depending on the codec.

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