[FFmpeg-devel] more FFMPEG license and legal issue Q&A?
Tue Oct 30 03:26:57 CET 2007
On Tue, Oct 30, 2007 at 02:05:51AM +0000, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> boku <boku0712 at gmail.com> writes:
> > On 10/26/07, Aurelien Jacobs <aurel at gnuage.org> wrote:
> >> On Fri, 26 Oct 2007 17:13:48 +0800
> >> boku <boku0712 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> > So currently, there's no linux distribution including ffmpeg??
> >> Hum... AFAIK, most distro *DO* include ffmpeg !
> >> > Kind of frustrated, is it? Or any other av codec included in any linux
> >> > distribution have no such legal issues?
> >> Any av codec (and any software in general), is potentially subject to
> >> patents issues (in countries which recognize software patents).
> > So how about GStreamer? It's another multimedia platform open source
> > project. Is it also subject to license or patent issue?
> Gstreamer is little more than a hyped-up wrapper around FFmpeg.
FYI, from my experience with gnash, the difference between ffmpeg and
wrapping it with that gstreamer crap is something like the difference
between 100 fps and 0.1 fps. :)
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