[packman] [PM] ffmpeg 0.6.25512svn-2.pm.3.1 (openSUSE 11.3/x86_64)

Carl Eugen Hoyos cehoyos at ag.or.at
Fri Oct 22 20:52:58 CEST 2010

Manfred Tremmel <manfred at ...> writes:

> > http://forums.opensuse.org/english/get-help-here/applications/448483-
> > ffmpeg-libfaac.html
> > 
> > directly related to these packages?  Any suggestions to resolving
> >  this problem?
> Sorry, my fault. libfaad is no longer needed for ffmpeg, looks like i've 
> also removed libfaac support. I'll reenable it ASAP.

Please don't!

You cannot legally distribute an FFmpeg executable with libfaac support and GPL
support enabled:
GPL requires that all source files of the executable are distributed under the
GPL, libfaac is proprietary software (that cannot be distributed under the rules
of the GPL).

(Note that my comment should not imply that it is legal to distribute FFmpeg
without GPL symbols but with libfaac enabled, it is just not as simple to argue
and I am sure nobody wants to loose x264 support.)

Carl Eugen

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