[FFmpeg-devel] using ffmpeg framework in commercial product
Tue May 19 14:41:19 CEST 2009
We are developping a commercial product, and we need some
clarification about the policy for using ffmpeg executable
we would use the ffmpeg executable to perform a transcoding.
We have developped an application driven from our framework,
that simply build a command line and exec the ffmpeg.exe
We would use the GPL version of ffmpeg.exe (just an external
executable, without any modification, and no GPL code in our
- Can we use it, without infringement of the GPL License ?
- Can we distribute it (in our cd-media, ftp, or other) ?
Or we can just suggest the user to download the package
form ffmpeg website ?
If we are not allow to use GPL version, can do the above
list with the LGPL version ?
in another part of the application we would like to use libavcodec,
libavformat, libautil, and libswscale to manage multimedia files.
we have written a glue library to let our sw modules use easly
ffmpeg libraries read/write feature.
Also in this case we would like to use the GPL version of the
libraries. Does it implies to distribute our s/w library under
GPL license ?
If so, as we can't distribute under GPL our commercial product,
is it possible to avoid this using the LGPL version ?
Of course we agree to distribute the ffmpeg.exe, libavcodec,
libavformat, libavutil, libswscale, source and/or binaries and the
GPL/LGPL license file
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