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

Jean-Baptiste Kempf jb at videolan.org
Wed Feb 1 17:27:32 EET 2023

On Wed, 1 Feb 2023, at 15:56, Hendrik Leppkes wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 1, 2023 at 3:33 PM Kristofer Björkström
> <Kristofer.Bjorkstrom at axis.com> wrote:
>> 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.

I agree here.

Maybe AAC-LC and Main are patent-free, but that is a big maybe and that depends heavily on the country.


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