[vlc-devel] [PATCH]: HEVC/H.265 decoder using libde265

Felix Paul Kühne fkuehne at videolan.org
Thu May 8 11:10:16 CEST 2014

Hello Joachim,

On 08.05.2014, at 10:28, David Fuhrmann <david.fuhrmann at gmail.com> wrote:

> Am 08.05.2014 um 10:16 schrieb Joachim Bauch <jojo at struktur.de>:
>> Hello,
>> please find the updated patches attached to this mail.
> The changes in the macosx and iOS build scripts are not needed. If you want to automatically build the library for macosx and iOS, you should add the library to PKGS and PKGS_FOUND in rules.mak (see existing files for that).

Additionally, libde265 is under LGPLv3, which to my knowledge is not compatible with the iOS App Store ToS. 

Furthermore, including this library with our Mac binary would upgrade its license from GPLv2 to GPLv3. Since the Mac binary is cryptographically signed by a private key (Gatekeeper…), I'm not sure if this would be the way to go by default…

Best regards,


Felix Paul Kühne
Developer of VLC's ports to OS X and iOS
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