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The incredibly popular Core Pocket Media Player (TCPMP) has long been a mainstay of any serious Palm OS users' software library. For the past several years TCMP's popularity has been enhanced by its attractive price-tag (free)!

Core Codec Inc. is now set to release a much more polished and professional next-generation version of the program that will be available for purchase.

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Nothing free anymore

serpico @ 10/4/2006 5:02:01 PM # Q
This was a great free app for Palm users to view video. Get the free one as long as you can. Hope this polished new version doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

RE: Nothing free anymore
e_tellurian @ 10/5/2006 10:47:14 AM # Q
There are few economies that can afford to use "free" as a lost leader.

If you understand economics then you will understand how some "developing nations" can afford to invest in advanced technology rather than their infrastructure(s).

Many in the international community have shared wealth at cost to help nations develop their nations so they do not envy mature nations.

To continue offering free capital and work for others advanced economies must grow too. Great ideas happen because some people work in an open environment of trust and collaboration. This creative environment is not free and hence the desire to innovate more interactive Internet technology that assures we may continue to offer more countries work too. The people inventing IT2 are doing this so the founding groups may prosper and share with all that have offered a way to build upon unique and peaceful thoughts with a healthy ROIT ... including wives and children who must endure as much pain as the innovator(s) to attain and keep ones word.

Ironically not all citizens within the nations the ideas originate support innovative endeavours. Unfortunately some nations allow good thoughts to become political toys by lobbyists too afraid of what they do not understand. Technophobia is a condition of capital not neurosis, though some would debate other wise.

People residing in advanced economies pay their politicians, via taxation, to manage their government. People driven should not be frightening to advanced economies as this is what democracy is all about. Managing well also requires much freedom understanding that freedom is not free. Freedom comes with responsibilities and responsible government balances privacy for law abiding citizens vs criminals.

Their is a price for abusing privacy, in the USA $16,0000,000 was traded for using an image without permission. Poverty is a consequence of free stuff or selling stuff below cost which is illegal in most advanced nations.

Free suffers when not managed properly.

E-T

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RE: Nothing free anymore
viqsi @ 10/5/2006 11:43:59 AM # Q
According to the CoreCodec.com forums (see http://www.corecodec.com/index.php?option=com_smf&Itemid=29&expv=0&topic=3191.msg18874#msg18874), there's still a free CorePlayer trial coming; it's presently estimated at six weeks after CorePlayer 1.0 comes out. (Implication: for six weeks you will not be able to 'try before you buy'. Live dangerously!)

There's also BetaPlayer, which I understand will remain FOSS. So they're not totally abandoning the open source community or anything.

I get the impression that they're trying to get legal/licensing issues taken care of with regards to some codecs they want to offer, and the only realistic way to do that without getting cease-and-desisted is to go commercial.

Personally, I only care about CorePlayer insofar as it may potentially allow me to stream OSU games via VideoLAN to my TX. And that's just too geeky to pass up. :D

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Of course, I don't know how interesting any of this really is, but now you've got it in your brain cells so you're stuck with it. --Gary Larson

RE: Nothing free anymore
e_tellurian @ 10/5/2006 12:24:33 PM # Q
:-(lol)

"Too geeky"

Eh one can never be too "geeky". Some are always geeks at heart ... first impressions are fun, just not always accurate.

E-T

e-tellurian

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OSU
buckeyetex315-2 @ 10/5/2006 6:57:23 PM # Q
Is that THE Ohio State University? If so, hello from another alumnus & fan.

Or is that one of those other OSUs in Oregon or Oklahoma?

You can tell from my username which one I favor!!

Go Bucks!

Brent

Palm Vx -----> LONG WAIT -----> Palm T|X

RE: Nothing free anymore
viqsi @ 10/5/2006 9:36:49 PM # Q
Bah! There is no OSU but The Ohio State University. ;)

And technically I'm not an alumnus yet; planning on going there to complete my education in a year or two. However my mother, father, sister, brother and sister-in-law are all alumni, and my grandfather taught biology over there, so there's lots of family ties. :D

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Of course, I don't know how interesting any of this really is, but now you've got it in your brain cells so you're stuck with it. --Gary Larson

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Going from open source to commercial.

VampireLestat @ 10/5/2006 2:05:25 AM # Q
I understand their wanting to making $ by going commercial and I respect that. I thank the Core Player people for revolutionizing video playback on a Palm.

And now the open source community will get to work on making a new Palm OS / ALP media player.

It is going to be like the DivX vs XviD thing. Personally, I use XviD because it is simpler, better and open source.

Remember the days when people thought that Palms simply did not have the power to play movies due to Garnet? Core Player sure showed us otherwise.

RE: Going from open source to commercial.
VampireLestat @ 10/5/2006 2:16:26 AM # Q
hmm there are offering OEM bundling. Expect Palm to make a deal with them so as to ship Core with all new Palms.

RE: Going from open source to commercial.
e_tellurian @ 10/5/2006 12:54:33 PM # Q
The value of a challenge is well expressed in this subject matter.

Well done!

E-T

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