[FFmpeg-user] Does "cat" degrade video quality?

Dan Harkless ffmpeg at harkless.org
Mon Jan 2 06:45:45 EET 2023

On 1/1/2023 10:16 AM, pehache wrote:
> Le 03/12/2022 à 15:42, David Niklas a écrit :
> > On Fri, 2 Dec 2022 11:49:04 -0800
> > Dan Harkless <ffmpeg at harkless.org> wrote:
> >> MakeMKV is in a semi-permanent Beta state, so you need to periodically
> >> download new license keys from:
> >>
> >>       https://forum.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1053
> >>
> >> but aside from that, it's easy to use, and is free and open-source.
> >> Good luck with your family video preservation, and cheers.
> > 
> > How can it be open-source but also require a license key?
> Free software is not necessarily free. Even when the sources are
> released under a free software license (such as GPL), the compiled
> versions can be charged. But anyone is free to get the sources and
> compile them.
> That said, MakeMKV is not a free software, and it is only partly
> open-source. It's a freeware (for the DVD rip/decrypt part) and a
> shareware (for the bluray rip/decrypt part).

Thanks for correcting me on MakeMKV being only partially open-source, 
pehache.  And sorry, David, for not responding to your query — the list 
server didn't send me that email, for some reason.

Dan Harkless

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