Posted 04 July 2011 - 02:49 PM
I have been a Windows user for my whole life. Now, due to curiosity, I am switching over to Ubuntu. I have loved everything on Ubuntu so far except for one thing. I am unable to play MP3s. When doing so, I get this message:
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Is installing those codecs and playing MP3s on Ubuntu legal?
Thank you very much and I appreciate your response.
P.S. If I pay for Fluendo, then does playing MP3s/DVDs become completely legal (no gray zone). I am referring to the Fluendo software on sale at the Fluendo website, since it has more codecs.