[matroska-devel] Fw: [hxdiscuss] Re: Playing RealVideo/RealAudio content from other containers

Jory jcsston at ToughGuy.net
Tue Jun 24 19:26:05 CEST 2003


I'm afraid rv2mkv isn't legal :(

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rob Lanphier" <robla at real.com>
To: "Jory" <jcsston at ToughGuy.net>
Cc: <licensing at open.helixcommunity.org>; <discuss at open.helixcommunity.org>
Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2003 11:19 AM
Subject: [hxdiscuss] Re: Playing RealVideo/RealAudio content from other
containers


> Hi Jory,
>
> Thanks for your note, and sorry for the delayed reply.  The RealSystem
> SDK agreement does not allow you to put RealAudio or RealVideo into a
> file format other than RMFF (.rm).  Having said that, the OSI-certified
> RPSL and commercial RCSL licenses of the Helix DNA Client allow and in
> fact encourage you to build file formats and codecs (eg Matroska) into
> the Helix DNA Client - just as Xiph.org is doing (see
> https://xiph.helixcommunity.org).
>
> Since RealAudio and RealVideo already play within the Helix DNA Client,
> we haven't seen the need to wrap them inside another format other than
> RealMedia, and thus haven't provided the legal right.  What problem are
> you trying to solve by putting RealAudio and RealVideo in the Matroska
> format?
>
> Rob
>
> On Mon, 2003-06-16 at 21:30, Jory wrote:
> > Are there any legal issues with me extracting the data packets from a
> > RealMedia file using code I wrote using the RMFF specs in the
RealSystemG2
> > SDK. The specs are also at
http://www.pcisys.net/~melanson/codecs/rmff.htm
> >
> > After extracting the packets I would place the unaltered packets in
another
> > file format/container, Matroska in my case.
> > And, finally I would attempt to play back the Matroska file.
> >
> >
> > Thanks in advance,
> > Jory Stone
> > jcsston at toughguy.net
> > Matroska, the new, extensible open standard A/V container format
> > http://www.matroska.org/
> >
> >
> >
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