DVD and WMA Codecs for Raspberry Pi

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In this post by JA Watson on ZDNet, you follow him through the process of adding codecs for MPEG-2 (DVD) and VC-1 (WMV) via licence purchase from the Raspberry Pi Store.

Jamie explains, “The creators of the Raspberry Pi initially decided not to include MPEG-2 and VC-1 codecs with every unit.

“The decision was based on a combination of the cost involved — the licences required would have raised the unit price significantly — and their belief that the Pi would be primarily an educational tool, so there wouldn’t be a lot of demand for these codecs. It didn’t take long before it was clear that both of those assumptions were wrong; the Pi was wildly popular not only for educational purposes, and especially with the various Media Centre packages the demand for codecs was substantial.”

Full article here.


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