[FFmpeg-user] Query regarding ffmpeg license for free android app
Carl Eugen Hoyos
cehoyos at ag.or.at
Wed Jun 26 11:17:06 CEST 2013
Harbans Lal Goyal <HG0063710 <at> TechMahindra.com> writes:
> Then in our functionality in the app, we pass the images
> to that executable through command line parameters and
> created a video as a result.
> So we really want to know that under which license we
> should use it: GPL or LGPL and what we need to do to
> avoid any legal factors in the future.
If your app is independent from the ffmpeg executable,
you don't have to provide your apps source code, but
no matter if you choose LGPL or GPL for the FFmpeg
executable, you have to provide the exact FFmpeg sources
that you used.
> We hope that we are using the library for our work
If you are using libraries from the FFmpeg project in
your app, and you don't want to provide your apps
source code, you should use the libraries under the
For more details, please read the license text, it
is provided as part of the source code.
> and also our app will be free in the market.
Unrelated: Please understand that it makes no
difference if your app is free or not.
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