CoreAVC-to-Linux project restored to Google Code

By Justin Mann on May 6, 2008, 11:47 AM
After caving into a complaint filed against them through the DMCA, Google recently took down the CoreAVC-to-Linux website. The people behind the project were resilient, however, and have fought back. Now, less than a week after the original complaint was filed the site is back up and is once against hosted on Google Code.

The project leader of Corecodecs contacted Google on Sunday, and issued an apology following a reinstatement letter. The complaint by the CoreAVC-to-Linux group was that the DMCA specifically has a provision for allowing reverse-engineering, and therefore their work is legal. Google agreed with them, and now they are moving forward. There was an interesting thread on the Corecodecs forum. It seems they changed their opinion of the situation very quickly, but regardless it came to a peaceful end between both sides, which we don't hear about all that often.

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Jesse_hz said:
Sounds interesting, but so far, I haven't had any problems playing h.264 videos with (gnome-)mplayer, it would be great to have the lower CPU usage though.
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