[FFmpeg-devel] FFmpeg binaries for Mac OS X Intel
Tue Jun 23 03:56:25 CEST 2009
Jason Garrett-Glaser wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 5:32 PM, Karl Blomster<thefluff at uppcon.com> wrote:
>> Jason Garrett-Glaser wrote:
>>> On Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 3:50 PM, Cezary Falba<cezary at falba.net> wrote:
>>>> Hi there,
>>>> After using FFmpeg and its libraries for almost all encodings I do at
>>>> (and I even tried to use it in a work project but it has been canceled
>>>> before public release) I've decided to do something useful for FFmpeg
>>>> community and contribute my frequent FFmpeg and x264 builds for Mac OS X
>>>> the world.
>>>> I hope you find them useful.
>>>> Here's the URL to the site:
>>>> FAAD / FAAC (note that FAAD and FAAC are not a free software actually)
>>> ffmpeg compiled with FAAC is nonredistributable. This means you can't
>>> redistribute it.
>> In most countries, you mean.
>> The licensing terms covering parts of the FAAC code are really vague
>> (talking about stuff like how "users" (end users? developers? who knows) of
>> "MPEG-2NBC/MPEG-4 Audio standards" are granted "free license" to use the
>> software or modifications of it (but are warned that it may infringe
>> patents), but only if your software or hardware "claims conformance" to the
>> standards, otherwise you fall under the "Copyright is not released for non
>> MPEG-2 NBC/MPEG-4 Audio conforming products" clause, with no further
>> specification of what conformance means in this context or how you are
>> supposed to claim it). You might want to consult a lawyer to find out how or
>> if those terms apply in your jurisdiction. Even so, in jurisdictions that
>> recognize software patents it is at very least a patent infringement to
>> distribute it, but you probably knew that already.
> This has absolutely nothing to do with patents.
> The problematic license is not GPL-compatible. Therefore, if you link
> the code to ffmpeg, the binary is not redistributable. Simple as
But isn't ffmpeg LGPL?
Actually never mind, his compiles include x264 and other GPL components, which
makes the entire binary GPL. Carry on.
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