[FFmpeg-devel] Intel IPP H264 encoder

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger
Sun Dec 13 22:24:54 CET 2009

On Fri, Dec 04, 2009 at 01:58:11AM +0100, Erik Van Grunderbeeck wrote:
> > is that it is thus possible to build a full LGPL dll version of FFMpeg
> > with H264/Xvid encoding supported. No excuse for anyone to fail GPL.
> >So instead of GPL, we should use a proprietary encoder?  Talk about
> >out of the frying pan and into the fire.
> >I'm quite sure that IPP is not licensed under the LGPL, especially
> >given that you talk about "your license" of it.
> I am just passing information, not stating the one and only precious x264
> encoder should be replaced. 
> Your (L-)GLP license statement makes little sense btw (as the IPP encoders
> do not need to be compiled into the Libav* dll's. Unless you want to take
> "viral" to a new level). "My license" refers to the part one purchases from
> Intel (the binaries). 

Just in case someone reads this in the future: Be _very_ careful with that
way of thinking, it's almost certain that the Intel license has terms in
it (like forbidding reverse engineering) that will _not_ allow you to ship
it together with a LGPL libavcodec!

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