[Ffmpeg-devel] Dr DivX OSS out with ffmpeg inside

Colin Ward lists
Fri Dec 2 03:41:05 CET 2005

Steve Lhomme wrote:


> Among other changes (that I can remember):
> -	fixes some asserts & memory leaks
> -	add the possibility to encode video using the DivX DLL
> -	add a "multi:" file protocol that simulates concatenation
> -	add AC3, AAC and DTS decoding through DirectShow (as we use the
> LGPL license)

   Why would this be a problem?  I thought that you can include LGPL 
code in your own and not have to redistribute the resulting source, and 
that it was only GPL that was problematic for commercial programs?  Do I 
have a correct understanding of these licenses?

   IIRC the AC3, AAC and DTS decoders were GPL and not LGPL, but I may 
be wrong.

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