[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] configure: add --disable-he-aac option

Hendrik Leppkes h.leppkes at gmail.com
Wed Feb 1 16:56:04 EET 2023

On Wed, Feb 1, 2023 at 3:33 PM Kristofer Björkström
<Kristofer.Bjorkstrom at axis.com> wrote:
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> From: =?UTF-8?q?Kristofer=20Bj=C3=B6rkstr=C3=B6m?= <kristofb at axis.com>
> Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2023 15:15:14 +0100
> Subject: [PATCH] configure: add --disable-he-aac option
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> Make it possible to disable HE and HEv2 support for AAC. To avoid
> patents in HE-AAC.

I don't feel like this adds a good precedence to our codebase. We
generally ignore patents, because every codec is littered with them.
Having options to cherry-pick which patents are enabled and which are
not is not only very ugly, but also impossible to track or make any
guarantees on, so I think we should not even start.

- Hendrik

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