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

Kyle Schwarz zeranoe at gmail.com
Tue Feb 19 07:15:17 CET 2013

On 2/17/2013 11:40 AM, Carl Eugen Hoyos wrote:
> 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.

I don't want to start any arguments, but are there any other people with 
an opinion?

Best regards.
   Kyle Schwarz

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