More about audio-video

Colin Holgate coiin at
Fri Jan 18 14:34:49 EST 2013

MPEG-2 isn't needed to use DVD-ROMs. It is needed to play DVD-Video. The license for MPEG-2 is covered in the cost of the software that you buy for playing DVDs. You may well get bundled software, and so the cost is hidden from you. I think that each way of playing back DVD-Video will have its own license fee, so even though you paid for MPEG-2 to use DVD Player on a Mac, you still have to pay the $20 to be able to play MPEG-2 in other applications.

If you look at MPEG Streamclip as an example application for processing MPEG-2, it just will not work unless you have bought the MPEG-2 Playback Component, because they have complied with the license rules.

On Jan 18, 2013, at 1:28 PM, Robert Sneidar <slylabs13 at> wrote:

> >Really? My mistake then I as under the impression that this was included in all operating systems because they will need to play DVD ROM's. 

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