[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] configure: accept commercially-licensed libx264

Carl Eugen Hoyos cehoyos
Wed Dec 8 15:52:17 CET 2010

Jason Garrett-Glaser <jason <at> x264.com> writes:

> > Why would somebody prefer a shipped version of x264 (that I would expect to
> > come without headers) over the free version that we support?

> ffmpeg is LGPL.
> If someone buys a commercial license to x264, they can link x264 to
> ffmpeg without resulting in a GPL end product.  This has already been
> requested by at least one customer.

That is exactly my point:
Of course this customer has to do something, but he will (probably) not
re-distribute libx264 with a header - so for the ordinary user, this option is
never necessary.

Since this one (or in future, this dozen) user gets your support anyway, he
should be able to patch his configure script accordingly.

Carl Eugen

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