[gst-devel] gst-ffmpeg license

Keevins, Tom Thomas.Keevins at GTECH.COM
Tue Oct 27 19:56:47 CET 2009

I am working on a project where we are thinking of using Gstreamer for
video streaming.  I am trying to determine what license the gst-ffmpeg
plugin falls under.  On the Gstreamer site it seems to clearly specify
LGPL as the license.  However, a person previously working on my current
project, had sent an email stating the following.


FFMPEG clearly has the LGPL license.  When you acquire a copy of FFMPEG
there is a configuration file that allows you to either compile a GPL or
LGPL version of the library depending on what options you set.   The
gst-ffmpeg library seems to have been modified so that the GPL
components are removed but they seem to have included the GPL license
file with the distribution even though the configuration file seems to
have hard coded an LGPL license flag.


Can someone confirm the licensing of the gst-ffmpeg for me.






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