Google's VLC-u-like viewer hacked by DVD Jon

Written by Jason Cundall

June 30, 2005 | 12:43

Tags: #dvd-jon #vlc

Companies: #google

Everyone's favourite Norwegian, DVD Jon, has done it again. No sooner had Searchzilla released a beta of it's restrictive VLC based Video Viewer than Jon had flexed his hacking muscles and released a patch to remove the restrictions placed on it:

Norwegian developer Jon Lech Johansen has issued a patch for Google's Video Viewer - and taken a sideswipe at the press for sensationalising the event.

On Monday Google released its Video Viewer, a browser plugin that's a modified version of the open source software VLC. The software only permitted videos hosted on the video.google.com domain to be played. Johansen's small patch fixes this.


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