[FFmpeg-user] mp4 muxing and libx264 GPL licensing

Werner Robitza werner.robitza at gmail.com
Thu Jan 2 19:44:10 CET 2014

On Thu, Jan 2, 2014 at 2:10 PM, malikcis <malik.cisse at gmx.net> wrote:
>>>libx264 should not be used for remuxing h264 (and I believe FFmpeg cannot
> use it).
> What should be used instead? Is there an example?
> Thanks, Malikcis

I cannot give you an API example, but remuxing a video bitstream only
requires you to copy the bitstream into another container without
touching it. libx264 is not being used for that.

>From the CLI this is as simple as:

ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -c:v copy -an output.mp4

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