[Ffmpeg-devel] [RFC] dlopen vs linking for external libraries

Uoti Urpala uoti.urpala
Fri Feb 16 17:05:25 CET 2007

On Fri, 2007-02-16 at 13:47 +0100, kabi wrote:
> As a debian maintainer  - I  was the one who added dlopen support to
> ffmpeg - mainly because of legaltity reasons - you can't really distrubute
> mp3 & ac3 decoding libraries and refuse to pay $10000 to some idiots
> who thinks they deserve this money.

Debian not only distributes mp3 & ac3 decoding libraries but also links
the libavcodec package with the latter (using internal decoding for

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