[Libav-user] Using ffmpeg.exe in a project (non-commercial)

John Dexter jdxsolutions at gmail.com
Thu Feb 23 10:05:26 CET 2012

On 23 February 2012 01:19, Phil Turmel <philip at turmel.org> wrote:
> On 02/22/2012 10:53 AM, Benjamin Gamisch wrote:
> [...]
>> I would appreciate an answer whether I am allowed to use the FFMPEG.exe file or not.
> Per your screenshot, probably not.  If you distribute FFmpeg, you must follow the license.  There's no exception for non-commercial use.  You must provide or offer to provide the source code for the version of FFmpeg you ship.

In cases where just the .EXE is distributed and used, isn't standard
practice simply to include a license.txt which has the GPL license,
credits use of ffmpeg and provides a link, etc - and to add a notice
to your in-app credits section, installer wizard, etc if applicable?

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