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

Hendrik Leppkes h.leppkes at gmail.com
Tue Feb 19 08:18:48 CET 2013

On Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 7:15 AM, Kyle Schwarz <zeranoe at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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?

I agree with Carl, trying to find a work-around to avoid the license
is a rather ugly way.
I'm not even sure it would solve your problems, you should consult a
license lawyer first.

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