[vlc-devel] [vlc-commits] Add a new aac audio encoder module based on the fdkaac library. It works correctly up to 5. 1 as the current version of the library has problems with 7.1.
remi at remlab.net
Fri Oct 26 14:50:57 CEST 2012
On Fri, 26 Oct 2012 14:39:10 +0200, Jean-Baptiste Kempf <jb at videolan.org>
> On 26 Oct, Rafaël Carré wrote :
>> Do we need a --enable-nonfree configure option to enable it, just
>> like libav/ffmpeg do ?
> The module is disabled by default (at my request), because of this.
> Morever, Google claims it is AOSP compatible, hence GPLv3 compatible...
I don't know what Google claims, but:
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...reads very much contradictory to:
| 3. NO PATENT LICENSE
| NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED LICENSES TO ANY PATENT CLAIMS, including without
| limitation the patents of Fraunhofer, ARE GRANTED BY THIS SOFTWARE
(FDK AAC license)
Also, the license forbids charging, even for modifications. As far as I
know, that contradicts any version of the GPL:
| You may not charge copyright license fees for anyone to use, copy or
| distribute the FDK AAC Codec software or your modifications thereto.
(FDK AAC license)
Presumably, Google claims that FDK AAC can be used on Android, but *not*
the software can be relicensed under ASF License.
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