[Libav-user] Is the Windows libav binaries distributable?

Carl Eugen Hoyos ceffmpeg at gmail.com
Wed Dec 26 16:18:39 EET 2018

> Am 26.12.2018 um 14:21 schrieb 朱鹏飞 <zhupf321 at gmail.com>:

> We are a GPL project, and we've been trying to use libav to (1) decode AAC audio
> and (2) encode video. I heard that the AAC codec, as well as some
> other codecs, have
> patent issues and thus decoders of them cannot be distributed in
> binary form.

You have to ask your (patent) lawyer all patent-related questions, we are multimedia developers (not lawyers).

> However,
> both your website and the MSYS mingw-w64 repos have Windows builds for
> ffmpeg with
> the AAC codec

No, you cannot download any „products“ from our website, neither with or without a codec implementation compatible with aac.

Carl Eugen

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