[FFmpeg-user] GPL implications of ffmpeg in the browser
tom at insidersense.com
Fri Oct 23 16:05:55 CEST 2015
I have found a version of ffmpeg compiled for execution in the browser: https://bgrins.github.io/videoconverter.js/
This could be a great solution for me, but I am unaware of the potential GPL issues that accompany this.
The gist of my situation is that I am considering building a SaaS application that utilizes video streaming, and so involves transcoding videos to the proper format. Cloud solutions (Zencoder, Amazon’s Elastic Transcoder) exist, but are prohibitively expensive on a large scale. Running
ffmpeg on my own server would involve a significant engineering effort and would not be worth it in the end as the costs would probably meet or exceed those of the cloud transcoders.
P.S. I am aware of licensing to MPEGLA for use of their formats
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