[Libav-user] Is there no LGPL deinterlacer left

John Orr john.orr at scala.com
Tue Mar 12 16:45:26 CET 2013

On 3/12/2013 11:02 AM, Robert Krüger wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 3:54 PM, John Orr <john.orr at scala.com> wrote:
>> The other day I noticed a commit that "lavc: Deprecate the deinterlace
>> functions in libavcodec":
>> http://git.videolan.org/?p=ffmpeg.git;a=commit;h=54b298fe5650c124c29a8283cfd05024ac409d3a
>> AFAIK, that's the only LGPL'ed deinterlace code and the deinterlace code in
>> lavf is GPL.
>> Does anybody know if that is correct, or perhaps there is some other LGPL
>> deinterlace code in the ffmpeg code base I'm not aware of?
>> --Johno
> AFAIK you are correct. We (and probably a number of others) are facing
> the same problem. However, there is an ongoing effort to relicense
> Yadif to LGPL so that can serve as a (much better) replacement for
> people requiring LGPL. However, if this effort is not successful, you
> will not have many options other than maintaining an old copy for a
> while while finding a replacement somewhere.
> If you want to use Yadif in a commercial product then you might want
> to consider offering some money for the relicensing as two other
> companies have offered and some more have hinted that they would do
> so.

OK, thanks.

I'll go shake some trees and see what falls out.


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