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MatPlus.Net Forum Internet and Computing I need a public domain PGN viewer
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(1) Posted by Siegfried Hornecker [Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 05:33]

I need a public domain PGN viewer

I need a PGN Viewer that can be used without any copyright restrictions. Sadly I wasn't able to find one (GPL or such free licenses will not work for my reasons). Also, Freeware won't work. I actually want to create videos for upload on YouTube, which means there shouldn't be any restrictions on the viewer.

Does anyone know such a PGN viewer?
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(2) Posted by Frank Richter [Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 07:41]

I know (and use sometimes) PGNtoJS. The tool creates complete HTML files including clickable notation and diagram.

See here:
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(3) Posted by Siegfried Hornecker [Thursday, Mar 13, 2008 12:57]; edited by Siegfried Hornecker [08-03-13]

This is not public domain!

Yes, I use PGNtoJS for my website, too.

PGNtoJS is freeware.
That means, you may use it freely for any purpose.

Does this actually imply making videos under a free license (like Creative Commons)? Does this imply commercial use? Does this imply derivative works (again under a free license)?

I doubt so!

PS, 10:00 PM: Ok, ANY purpose should mean ANY purpose so I'll use it for videos. Thank you, Frank!
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(4) Posted by Hauke Reddmann [Friday, Mar 14, 2008 11:52]

"# Are you a chess webmaster?
# Do you want webpages where games can be replayed online?
# Do you want to broadcast games live on the Internet?

With the Pal Programs you can do just that - and they are all freeware! "

I use it for my INSELSCHACH clubzine since years.

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(5) Posted by Ian Shanahan [Monday, Mar 17, 2008 03:59]

I had a similar issue a number of weeks ago (ask Siegfried!), and found several freeware PGN readers through Vaclav Kotesovec's website. The best ones in my opinion were ChessPad and PGN Reader.

Good luck!
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