mp3 update

Alexandre Julliard julliard at
Fri Aug 14 05:36:49 CDT 2009

Marcus Meissner <marcus at> writes:

> On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 09:07:29PM +0200, Alexandre Julliard wrote:
>> Austin English <austinenglish at> writes:
>> > On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 1:41 PM, Juan Lang<juan.lang at> wrote:
>> >>> All the more reason to use the existing libmpg123 instead of trying to
>> >>> maintain our own version, IMO.
>> >>
>> >> Aric already explained that we can't:  it doesn't exist on the Mac.
>> >
>> > Not to nitpick, but if that's the reason for bundling libmpg, there
>> > are several other libraries we should bundle...
>> It's not the reason, as you point out the Mac is lacking a lot of
>> things. I believe the reason we copied it was that it wasn't widely
>> available on Linux either, because of licensing issues. If it's now
>> included in the major distros then we should certainly consider dynamic
>> loading.
> At least on SUSE I have to patch it out due to license issues, so my builds
> do not have mp3 support.

What issues?  The mp3 patents?  That's a different problem than the
original licensing issues, though of course it is also a good argument
for making it a dynamic dependency.

Alexandre Julliard
julliard at

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