[FFmpeg-devel] Load FDK AAC at run-time

Carl Eugen Hoyos cehoyos at ag.or.at
Sun Feb 17 17:40:08 CET 2013

Kyle Schwarz <zeranoe <at> gmail.com> writes:

> There is a demand for FDK AAC, but FDK AAC cannot 
> be compiled into a FFmpeg binary and remain 
> compatible with the GPL. FDK AAC can however be 
> redistributed as a binary alongside a FFmpeg copy 
> that is GPL.

Ianal, but imo, that would (exactly) contradict the 
(essence of the) GPL and we should therefore not 
support it.

Whoever needs a better GPL-compatible AAC encoder 
should consider to either improve or support 
improving FFmpeg's native AAC encoder.

Carl Eugen

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