[Libav-user] LGPL and FFMPeg internal aac encoder

Carl Eugen Hoyos cehoyos at ag.or.at
Sat Sep 29 00:25:30 CEST 2012

Tim Cannell <tim at ...> writes:

> Thanks for you reply - I guess my remaining doubt lies in 
> the fact that previously libfaac was incorrectly claimed 
> to be LGPL when in fact it incorporates code from an 
> external source that is not available under this licence.

(Since it is not completely clear to me if you know this:)
The FFmpeg developers were the ones who found out that faac 
can indeed not be distributed under the LGPL...


> I wanted to be sure the internal ffmpeg aac encoder 
> implementation did not fall into the same category, but 
> after limited research still have some lingering doubts...

What research supported this doubts?

Carl Eugen

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