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Linux.com: The Gad Berger interview

Oct 29, 1999, 14:28 (0 Talkback[s])

"Gad Berger...is the leader of the LSDVD project, whose goal is to bring a fully functional DVD player/decoder to the Linux operating system. Dave Klint and Paul Volcko are developers for the project."

"Linux.com: How would you define the state of DVD support for Linux at the moment?"

"Gad Berger: As of last night, there has been quite a turn of events. Currently, there is an open source AC-3 decoder, written by Aaron Holtzman, and for MPEG-2 decoding, you can use mpeg2player. What's kept the Linux community in the dark has been the Trade Secret encryption scheme CSS (Content Scrambling System).

I'm not sure where this will lead DVD development in Linux, or for that matter in industry, but now it's more of a "let's wait and see what happens."

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