[Ffmpeg-devel] [Ffmpeg-devel-old] why not have h264 encoder in the libavcodec?

Derk-Jan Hartman d.hartman
Tue Nov 8 13:26:18 CET 2005

On 8-nov-2005, at 11:03, Michel Bardiaux wrote:

> Guillaume POIRIER wrote:
>> Hi,
>> On 11/8/05, andy <quanjianzhong at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> why not have h264 encoder in the libavcodec?
>> because there's the x264 project: http://developers.videolan.org/ 
>> x264.html
> Which has the wrong license.

You mean:
Which has a license not allowing me to use this code in my commercial  

So far nobody has been kind enough I guess to write a libavcodec LGPL  
version of the encoder.
The H264 codec is quite complicated, and I think it will still take  
some time before someone writes a GPL version of the codec. It's  
still a lot of work i suspect.


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