[FFmpeg-devel] GPL violation: ViO Mobile Video Converter
Sat Dec 20 04:54:57 CET 2008
On Sat, 20 Dec 2008 01:36:29 +0200 (EET), Matti Hamalainen wrote:
>I recently stumbled to this piece of software that is being advertised on
>a well-known bittorrent tracker site (ahem). The familiar claims of
>supporting certain formats etc. immediately raised suspicions, so after
>quick run through WINE to unpack the contents of Win32 EXE installer it
>was revealed that the package employs several pieces of free software.
thanks for investigating and reporting.
>Some of these, such as MediaInfo, DGMPGDec and Vobsub are "credited", but
>neverthless a typical wrap-up EULA is provided to the user. FFmpeg is
>not mentioned at all. Even GNU 'cat' utility is included for some reason.
>FFmpeg is used as a separate executable (named as "VIOEngine.exe"), but
>seems to be a bastardized/modified version with all help-type options
>and some copyright information removed. At glance it also seems that x264,
>LAME and other libraries have been statically linked in the executable.
>For some additional laughs, see the claims made on their technology page:
>] ccr/TNSP^DKD^pWp :: ccr(at)tnsp(dot)org :: http://ccr.tnsp.org/
>] Fingerprint: 0466 95ED 96DF 3701 C71D D62D 10A6 28A6 1374 C112
maybe an email to the piratebay guys would get this fixed.
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