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Real to bring Windows Media support to Linux

     
8:32 pm on Aug 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Source: news.com [news.com.com]

Currently, Linux users can play Windows Media Video (WMV) and Windows Media Audio (WMA) content if they install closed-source modules (...) That will change as the result of a licensing deal RealNetworks has signed with Microsoft and its settlement of an antitrust suit against the software giant. It will release open-source code to play the files as part of the Helix Community project it launched to bring RealNetworks technology to Linux.