[vlc-devel] Re: vlc: svn commit r19124 (fenrir)
hartman at videolan.org
Sat Mar 3 16:09:18 CET 2007
On 3-mrt-2007, at 10:38, Le Stang Jean-Baptiste wrote:
> According to their website :
> "The difference between FAAD2 and FAAD is that the latter is
> outdated, slower, neither enables multichannel playback nor HE AAC
> and is released under LGPL (like FAAC) while FAAD2 is GPL. But it's
> still possible to commit new source code to it if you prefer to use
> a LGPL'd AAC decoder. See the Wiki page for FAAC with some more
> information and links on licensing issues and/or click on the
> related link on the bottom of this page.
No, this is what Nero (who are the primary supporters/developers/
maintainers of faad) want you to believe. However, they added an
extra requirement to their GPL license which makes it GPL
incompatible. The FSF has even said so.
faad2 continues to state they use the GPL however. Many people are
unaware of this issue, but mplayer, xine and other "big" players do
> On Mar 3, 2007, at 12:31 AM, Christophe Mutricy wrote:
>>>>> receiving a buffer full of 0 (at least with faad2-2.5 from
>>>>> audiocoding.com, faad2 from mplayer svn does not show this
>>>> I think that faad2-2.5 is not GPL compatible anymore, right ?
>> What's the license of the one in mplayer svn ?
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