[FFmpeg-devel] license violator seeking help to continue his behavior
Thu Jun 25 03:43:43 CEST 2009
On Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 6:35 PM, Patrice
Bensoussan<patrice.bensoussan at free.fr> wrote:
> On 25 Jun 2009, at 02:09, Jason Garrett-Glaser wrote:
>>> I see, thanks for the clarification. Will try to use the aac encoder
>>> included in ffmpeg instead
>> There is no such thing. ?Yet.
> hmmm... I thought there was for some reason...
You were probably thinking of FAAD, which is a decoder (ffmpeg has an
> Is there any other "true" LGPL alternative to faac?
No; the only options I know of are:
1. Use FAAC as a separate binary. This is probably legal since
you're not linking to GPL code, but I can't make any guarantees about
the bizarre licenses in FAAC. It's *probably* fine though.
2. Wait for Kostya to finish his encoder. Might take a while.
3. Nero's AAC encoder is freeware, but not open source. Its license
doesn't allow redistribution though, so you'd have to have the program
download it directly from their site.
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