[FFmpeg-devel] license violator seeking help to continue his behavior
Thu Jun 25 03:46:45 CEST 2009
On Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 9:43 PM, Jason
Garrett-Glaser<darkshikari at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> AAC decoder).
>> 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.
4. Use the QuickTime AAC encoder (which is much better quality than faac.)
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