[FFmpeg-user] commercial application compatible with FFmpeg

Robert Krüger krueger at lesspain.de
Sat Mar 28 11:44:06 CET 2015

the only way to be sure is to consult a lawyer but in my non-lawyer opinion
if you do not distribute any ffmpeg code but only allow your software to
use a pre-installed ffmpeg binary via command line, I don't see what
problems you should run into. It is then the user's choice to install/use
the ffmpeg version with a certain list of codecs/features enabled which may
or may not require additional patent licensing (e.g. like almost all mpeg
codecs) for certain kinds of uses, so it should not be your problem legally.

On Sat, Mar 28, 2015 at 5:13 AM, Juan Urrego <libreacceso at ymail.com> wrote:

> Hi, I'm currently developing a commercial software product, and I would
> like to know if there are any legal problems with licenses or patents if I
> make my software compatible with FFmpeg. I do not plan to distribute the
> ffmpeg.exe file, so that the end user makes on his own. I only provided
> support for my software using command lines provided by FFmpeg. I wonder if
> you might have a problem with that. In advance thank you very much for
> attention.
> Sorry if there are any errors in the text, I'm Hispanic and I use google
> translator to make this message.
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Robert Krüger
Managing Partner
Lesspain GmbH & Co. KG


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