[FFmpeg-devel] Build is broken without --enable-gpl

Mike Melanson mike
Tue Sep 2 06:08:32 CEST 2008

Justin Ruggles wrote:
> Mike Melanson wrote:
>> With SVN 15150:
>> './configure --enable-gpl && make' succeeds.
>> './configure && make' fails when building ffmpeg_g. Something about
>> being unable to find eac3_decoder, referenced from allcodecs.c.
> Fixed. I missed 2 things during the codec_id split.
> Now E-AC-3 only builds with --enable-gpl.  Also, you can currently use
> liba52 for AC-3 and the native decoder for E-AC-3.

Thanks for jumping on this. Just curious, why is E-AC3 licensed under
GPL? Wasn't it initially developed for SoC and then finished by you?
Where did the GPL seep in?

	-Mike Melanson

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