[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Dynamic plugins loading

Felipe Contreras felipe.contreras
Sun Nov 7 11:49:24 CET 2010

On Sat, Nov 6, 2010 at 11:46 PM, Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at> wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 06, 2010 at 11:37:35AM +0200, Felipe Contreras wrote:
>> H.264 is clearly owned by MPEG LA who claims to have the patents. You
> H.264 is not owned by the MPEG-LA, you are about as close to the truth as
> you are to the next quasar.
> MPEG-LA sells patent licenses for patents owned by large companies, patents
> which are claimed to cover parts of h264. So MPEG-LA does not even own the
> patents nor could one say the patent owners own H.264.

For practical purposes it's the same (see below).

>> distribute FFmpeg as-is without paying them, you risk being sued by
>> them.
> You are quite seperated from reality.


You are arguing semantics, the point remains the same. You distribute
H.264 decoders, you risk being sued, and loose.

Felipe Contreras

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