1. Bomans's Avatar
    Videorecorder is cracked...
    You shouldn't pay for it in the first place


    Got this from hackint0sh.org
    The developer of the video recording application used several existing libraries (chunks of code that do a specific job) to develop his code. One of these (ffmpg) handles the core of the application's reason for being - it handles encoding and decoding video. This particular library is open source and distributed with a license which requires you to open the source of your derivative work as well.

    So far so good. If the developer of the video app had stopped here, it would technically be a violation, but (imho) not that big a deal. However, the developer went further and is asking for payment, and installed a lock in his code that limits your use of the program to 30 secs if you don't pay. This is very much frowned upon in the Open Source community - basically he has inappropriately used someone else's work (some would call this stealing) and is trying to charge for it.

    What the OP has done is attempt to remedy the situation and punish the developer by removing the thing hat enforces his revenue gains from inappropriate use of open-source code. Some may feel this is inappropriate. However, there are few alternatives if the original developer ignores requests to either open-source his project or stop charging or stop using ffmpg. In any case, all those options take a long time, and don't act as effective deterrents against the next a$ who comes along and does this.

    Killing his revenue stream is a clear, between-the-eyes message to the developer and anyone who may wish to do something similar in the future.

    Personally, I think it's appropriate. YMMV.
    Last edited by Bomans; 2008-04-25 at 08:16 PM.
    2008-04-25 08:10 PM
  2. pokekid's Avatar
    confirmed
    SB's is life
    air yeezy's coming soon
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    2008-04-25 08:12 PM
  3. Nettwerk's Avatar
    I don't pay $30 for videorecorder...
    2008-04-25 08:16 PM
  4. iBlade's Avatar
    Yes, v1.1.6 working with no limit. But I guess now he has no motivation to develop the app any further.
    Don't be shy if I helped you use the Thanks button, I do it.
    2008-04-25 08:25 PM
  5. Bomans's Avatar
    maybe someone else will ...
    2008-04-25 08:31 PM
  6. imnotfunny's Avatar
    cracked???? where do i get it?
    2008-04-25 08:35 PM
  7. dallasnights's Avatar
    Well now we stand at a crossroads, more than ever we need USHOW hope its soon

    This recorder is great but having 2 to review is better for us all
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    iPhone 4
    4.1 Firmware
    2008-04-25 08:41 PM
  8. Eurisko's Avatar
    You shouldn't pay for it in the first place

    Got this from hackint0sh.org
    <edited out>

    YMMV may find this action appropriate, however in cracking someone else's work, both have violated copyright. You cannot justify one illegal action by performing another.
    Last edited by Eurisko; 2008-04-25 at 08:52 PM.
    Get "iPod & iTunes for Dummies", it'll change your life.
    2008-04-25 08:43 PM
  9. Bernie-Mac's Avatar
    Wait to is this free now or you have to crack it?

    :edit: nvm found out
    Last edited by Bernie-Mac; 2008-04-25 at 08:45 PM.
    iLive an iLife
    2008-04-25 08:43 PM
  10. Nettwerk's Avatar
    cracked???? where do i get it?
    Not from Installer...
    2008-04-25 08:48 PM
  11. sogo's Avatar
    cracked???? where do i get it?
    http://hackintosh.com/forum/videorecorder/crack
    2008-04-25 08:49 PM
  12. Bernie-Mac's Avatar
    ^beat ya
    iLive an iLife
    2008-04-25 08:50 PM
  13. sogo's Avatar
    ^beat ya
    Mine is better
    2008-04-25 08:51 PM
  14. jaysmi29's Avatar
    funny thing is I never received an email from DnB regarding ushow, makes me wonder.....
    2008-04-25 08:52 PM
  15. Bernie-Mac's Avatar
    Mine is better
    lol damn your right

    Yes, v1.1.6 working with no limit. But I guess now he has no motivation to develop the app any further.
    I hope not, i mean he can still accept donations im sure a bunch of people will be wiling to donate to make this a really good app, i kno i would
    Last edited by Bernie-Mac; 2008-04-25 at 08:58 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
    iLive an iLife
    2008-04-25 08:58 PM
  16. imnotfunny's Avatar
    thanks!!! aww i kinda feel bad now....but
    2008-04-25 08:58 PM
  17. Eurisko's Avatar
    Please do not provide links to illegally cracked software.
    Get "iPod & iTunes for Dummies", it'll change your life.
    2008-04-25 09:06 PM
  18. imnotfunny's Avatar
    funny thing is I never received an email from DnB regarding ushow, makes me wonder.....

    there in lies the beauty..... you see if i register today it will say i have to wait 24-48 hours for an email.... plus drunk said registration will be open all week... registration kinda slowed down it hasnt reached 7000 yet......

    aww man this is pretty hot.... sound and video got a lot better..... they shouldnt give up just cuz they not getting paid.... get donations..... it has great potential, cuz they follow through when they say theyre fixing bugs and updating it....
    Last edited by imnotfunny; 2008-04-25 at 09:19 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
    2008-04-25 09:19 PM
  19. x999x's Avatar
    So is this app dead now?

    I mean two wrongs is supposed to theoretically make a right aye?
    2008-04-25 09:21 PM
  20. Bernie-Mac's Avatar
    So is this app dead now?

    I mean two wrongs is supposed to theoretically make a right aye?
    im not sure but i know three rights make a left
    iLive an iLife
    2008-04-25 09:42 PM
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