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16.3. MP3, DVD and Other Excluded Multimedia

Fedora Core and Fedora Extras cannot include support for MP3 or DVD playback or recording, because the MP3 and MPEG (DVD) formats are patented, and the patent owners have not provided the necessary licenses. Fedora also excludes several multimedia application programs due to patent or license restrictions, such as Flash Player and Real Player. For more on this subject, please refer to http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/ForbiddenItems.