[FFmpeg-user] FFmpeg built with LGPL and GPL license -- the difference ???

Carl Eugen Hoyos cehoyos at ag.or.at
Fri Apr 27 14:52:44 CEST 2012

Shen, Ling (SCR US <ling.shen <at> siemens.com> writes:

> According to the introduction from FFMPEG<http://ffmpeg.org/legal.html>, 
> with GPL license, Ffmpeg has incorporated several optional 
> parts and optimizations.
> Does anyone know what those parts are 

See Lou's answer.

> and what changes on the optimizations?

At the time the legal page was written, some very useful optimizations 
were only available with --enable-gpl, nearly all of them were 
relicensed to LGPL since, so there is only a difference for filters 
and external libraries now.

Carl Eugen

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