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Lib-Ray: An Open HD Video Standard for Free Culture and Independent Film
Authored by: macrorodent on Tuesday, May 29 2012 @ 05:26 AM EDT
Why can't we just get the video files on a disc in ogg, and then play them with what we want?

Sure you can, even if they are in a "Lib-Ray" format because the whole point is keeping the thing open, with no access restrictions, and it builds on existing open formats. But it also allows you to create a multimedia presentation from the files, with menus and navigation. This is adding something, not taking away your freedom.

A physical analogue might be the difference between a loose stack of photographs, and an album made from them, which presents them in the order the author wishes, and allows including annotations and other matter besides the photographs.

(I am not affiliated with the project in any way. I'm writing this simply because I see the project (if I have understood its aims correctly) as promising something that so far has been missing from the open-source landscape. It is something I would like to use myself.)

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Lib-Ray: An Open HD Video Standard for Free Culture and Independent Film
Authored by: Anonymous on Tuesday, May 29 2012 @ 05:49 AM EDT
Aren't FoxNews and HBO proof that most lusers are incapable of control?

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Lib-Ray: An Open HD Video Standard for Free Culture and Independent Film
Authored by: jjs on Tuesday, May 29 2012 @ 08:46 AM EDT
Ogg is a container, you also need the codec formats open. Vorbis is available
for audio. Theora, Dirac, and VP8 for video.

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(Note IANAL, I don't play one on TV, etc, consult a practicing attorney, etc,
etc)

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