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EU Video Madness

The EU thinks it can’t create open source compatible video

On which platforms can I view the live streaming media service of the Council of the European Union?
The live streaming media service of the Council of the European Union can be viewed on Microsoft Windows and Macintosh platforms. We cannot support Linux in a legal way. So the answer is: No support for Linux

WTF? Does anyone know why they think this? Anyway, in the meantime there’s a petition you can sign. I’m not in love with the petition website, but it can’t hurt, right?

I’m not even going to get into why the EU thinks the only platform other than ‘doze and MacOS is Linux…

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  1. […] I wrote recently about the EU claiming Linux video was illegal. When I wrote that, I also asked them why they thought that. Apparently it was a statement made in error, so they have revised the FAQ. On which platforms can I view the live streaming media service of the Council of the European Union? The live streaming media service of the Council of the European Union can be viewed on Microsoft Windows and Macintosh platforms. […]

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