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A new VFAT patent avoidance patch
Posted Jun 27, 2009 18:51 UTC (Sat) by hawk (subscriber, #3195)
Posted Jun 27, 2009 20:36 UTC (Sat) by tao (subscriber, #17563)
Posted Jun 29, 2009 1:38 UTC (Mon) by jamesh (guest, #1159)
Posted Jun 29, 2009 14:29 UTC (Mon) by anselm (subscriber, #2796)
I think this is a dangerous assumption.
My digital camera connects to a TV set via a special »AV cable« with an
RCA plug at the TV end. If I want to show a bunch of digital pictures to
my parents, who don't happen to own one of those newfangled TV sets that
take USB sticks, I put the selection on an SD card and use the digital
camera to display the pictures on the TV via the AV connection. It's maybe
not the greatest quality, but it works — and it is much nicer to sit
in the living room than to crowd around the computer in the den.
Of course this involves assembling the collection of pictures to be shown
on the computer (Digikam is useful for that). I don't know whether my
camera will insist on/tolerate 8+3/long file names/both but I would
certainly hate that functionality to go away, in particular because AFAIK
the VFAT patents aren't actually valid here in Germany.
(Also, think »digital picture frames«.)
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