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Raspberry Pi gives users what they asked for: MPEG-2 and VC-1 support

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The Raspberry Pi Foundation has started selling licences for MPEG-2 and VC-1 video codecs, after complaints from users who turned the cheap Linux computer into a media centre.

Because the £25 Linux computer was developed as aid for teaching kids to program, the Raspberry Pi's designers decided not to include an MPEG-2 support on the grounds of cost. However, this left many with media libraries full of MPEG-2 videos unable to play them, unless they transcoded gigabytes of data — something they were vociferously unhappy about.

The Raspberry Pi Foundation answered those pleas on Friday.

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