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Description

ONEPLAY MP3 Decoder

Available for:
  • Linux

The Fluendo MP3 decoder for GStreamer will add MP3 playback capability to all your GStreamer using applications.

The plugin is made to run on systems with GStreamer 0.10.3 or higher and glibc 2.4 or higher. We recommend all potential customers to get and try this plugin first as a test of whether our plugins will work on your system.

WARNING: Solaris users need to be aware that the only Solaris versions shipping GStreamer 0.10 at this point is Solaris Express. So make sure that either you are able to install GStreamer yourself or that you are running a suitable version of Solaris.

MP3 and patents

The MP3 audio format is hard to avoid as it is the format supported by most portable music players. In fact, many people have already converted their audio CD collections into MP3. Today, the Free Software community along with many others are trying to migrate the world over to using the open and royalty-free Ogg Vorbis codec. Yet a transition solution is needed and this is where the Fluendo GStreamer MP3 plug-in comes in.

The Fluendo MP3 plug-in project is a combination of multiple things.

  • It is an MIT licensed source code package implementing the MP3 codec.
  • It is a fully licensed binary GStreamer plug-in available for download.
  • It is a redistribution contract allowing distributions to distribute the binary Fluendo GStreamer MP3 plug-in free of charge.

The MIT licensed source code

Fluendo has developed an MP3 decoder which is fully usable and works today. We hope that by licensing its source code under the very permissive MIT license we will get other people in the community to help out improving it, especially optimizing it for various platforms. The Fluendo MP3 plug-in's primary means of optimization will be using the liboil optimization library for optimizations, but others are and can be supported. There is support for Intel Programming Primitives optimization included.

The fully licensed binary GStreamer plug-in

Fluendo has paid the license of Fraunhofer and Thomson to be able to distribute a binary MP3 decoder. This means that people who want MP3 support for the desktop music players can get a fully licensed plug-in directly from this site.

Where do I get the source code?

You can get the source code of the plugin using subversion and check out the code from https://core.fluendo.com/gstreamer/svn/trunk/ using the command:
svn co https://core.fluendo.com/gstreamer/svn/trunk/

Issues to be aware of

If you are living in a country where the MP3 patents don't apply, you are entitled to use the source code provided by Fluendo (or anyone else) to get legal MP3 support onto your Unix/GNU/Linux desktop.

In contrast, if you live in a country where patents do apply, or if you are a distribution maker working in countries where the patents apply, you need the licensed binary from Fluendo. If this is the case, please be aware that, even if our binary is made from MIT licensed source code, the resulting binary, combined with our license, is not free software, at least not GPL-compatible. This means that if you ship GStreamer with our binary MP3 plug-in, you need to be sure that you don't ship any GPL-licensed plug-ins that could end up being used together with the MP3 plug-in, as this would be a violation of the GPL. You also need to make sure you don't ship any GPL-licensed players which would use this plug-in.

Fortunately, most GStreamer plug-ins are LGPL, and many of the playback applications come with licensing terms that allow them to be used with non-free plug-ins. The Totem media player and the Banshee music player are two examples.

FAQ

What is the license of the MP3 decoder?

Our decoder is released under the MIT license, it is open source. For commercial distribution an agreement with Fluendo is needed.

Does the MP3 decoder for free include patent license?

Fluendo has made a marketing investment and pre-paid the Thomson patent license for MP3 for Desktop use.

So yes the MP3 decoder we provide for free comes with the requested thomson patent license for Desktop use. Our goal is to provide legal MP3 decoding to all.

Can I use the MP3 decoder in other devices?

To know the specific use of the MP3 decoder that are not Desktop like (Desktop, thin client, laptop) please contact us.

Can I install the MP3 decoder on more than one machine?

The patent licenses are per unit only, and always request a tracking of units installed per machine. All our products are one license - one machine. There is an exception when royalties are paid upfront for unlimited volume. This is the case for the MP3 license paid by Fluendo. So in the case of MP3 ONLY, it can be installed on several machines.

Support

Software support period

ONEPLAY MP3 Decoder comes with 0 years of support period included in the price.

What is a support period?

It's a period of time during which you have access to newer versions of the product, including all improvements and bugfixes. You will always be able to download the latest version of all the versions released before the end date of your support period.

Can I extend support period?

Yes. The cost of extension is much less than the cost of a new product.

What happens when my support period ends?

You still have access to the latest version which has been released during the support period. However, the versions released after the support had expired will be inaccessible for you.

How much time do I have to extend my support?

You have a grace period of 365 days after your support has expired. During that time it's possible to extend it with a special discount. If you don't do it before the end of grace period, the only way to gain access to newer versions is to buy the product again for a full price.

What are the discounts for support extension?

For ONEPLAY MP3 Decoder you have the following extensions available:

Requirements

Is there a package for you?

We were unable to determine automatically which of our files is best for your system. Please check if your hardware architecture and operating system are present in the list below.

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lpia

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License

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LEGAL NOTICES

With respect to Windows Media Plug-Ins

This product includes technology developed and owned by Microsoft and protected by certain intellectual property rights of Microsoft. Use or distribution of such technology outside of the plug-ins is prohibited without a license of Microsoft. Microsoft is the sole owner of any trademark related with such technology (i.e. Windows Media, Microsoft, etc.).

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This product cannot be installed in product other than Personal Computers sold for general purpose usage, and not for set-top boxes, embedded PC, PC which are sold and customized for mainly audio or multimedia playback and/or registration, unless the seller has received a license by Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson and pays the relevant royalties to them.

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