[FFmpeg-devel] Query - Commercial Use

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de
Mon Nov 19 22:09:14 CET 2012

On 19 Nov 2012, at 11:19, Saurav Jain <saurav.jain at comviva.com> wrote:
> Dear All,
> We are a Telecom VAS company in India and intend to use FFmpeg (Audio conversion Tool) for one of our project. I know the tool is free for individual use, but can we use this for Commercial use for free?

Your description of the license is completely wrong.
Commercial or not makes (except for a minor detail) no difference at all.
You absolutely need to read the license or have someone you trust do it for you.
However we have some suggestions in the FAQ.
If you use it only internally in your company: there are no restrictions on use, modification etc. at all in the license.
If you ever distribute FFmpeg outside your company:
You mostly must make sure your users know you use FFmpeg and they must be able to get the source-code to it (the exact version you used), and they should be able to replace your FFmpeg with their own version of FFmpeg if they want (again, this is just a coarse description, read the license to understand the details).

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