[FFmpeg-devel] License for iPhone app

Alan Steremberg alans
Thu Dec 10 07:49:41 CET 2009

But, as you know, Apple does not allow iPhone apps to link with local
> dynamic libraries.
> So, if I want to use FFmpeg in my iPhone app, the only way is to link
> them as static libraries.
> It violates LGPL, I think.

I believe it is not in violation if you include a copy of the ffmpeg
sources, and a way to rebuild the app with a 'newer' version of ffmpeg. That
is what we do with Wunder Radio. See:

I believe some of the other radio apps may be using ffmpeg, but not
including credit / source / etc.

Alan Steremberg
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