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070c5d0f 1Libav:
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070c5d0f 4Most files in Libav are under the GNU Lesser General Public License version 2.1
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5or later (LGPL v2.1+). Read the file COPYING.LGPLv2.1 for details. Some other
6files have MIT/X11/BSD-style licenses. In combination the LGPL v2.1+ applies to
070c5d0f 7Libav.
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070c5d0f 9Some optional parts of Libav are licensed under the GNU General Public License
ecc1330a 10version 2 or later (GPL v2+). See the file COPYING.GPLv2 for details. None of
aae9c405 11these parts are used by default, you have to explicitly pass --enable-gpl to
070c5d0f 12configure to activate them. In this case, Libav's license changes to GPL v2+.
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070c5d0f 14Specifically, the GPL parts of Libav are
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16- libpostproc
aae9c405 17- optional x86 optimizations in the files
aae9c405 18 libavcodec/x86/idct_mmx.c
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19- the X11 grabber in libavdevice/x11grab.c
20
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21There are a handful of files under other licensing terms, namely:
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23* The files libavcodec/jfdctfst.c, libavcodec/jfdctint.c, libavcodec/jrevdct.c
24 are taken from libjpeg, see the top of the files for licensing details.
25
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26Should you, for whatever reason, prefer to use version 3 of the (L)GPL, then
27the configure parameter --enable-version3 will activate this licensing option
28for you. Read the file COPYING.LGPLv3 or, if you have enabled GPL parts,
29COPYING.GPLv3 to learn the exact legal terms that apply in this case.
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32external libraries:
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aae9c405 35Some external libraries, e.g. libx264, are under GPL and can be used in
070c5d0f 36conjunction with Libav. They require --enable-gpl to be passed to configure
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37as well.
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39The OpenCORE external libraries are under the Apache License 2.0. That license
40is incompatible with the LGPL v2.1 and the GPL v2, but not with version 3 of
070c5d0f 41those licenses. So to combine the OpenCORE libraries with Libav, the license
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42version needs to be upgraded by passing --enable-version3 to configure.
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070c5d0f 44The nonfree external library libfaac can be hooked up in Libav. You need to
fc1206a4 45pass --enable-nonfree to configure to enable it. Employ this option with care
070c5d0f 46as Libav then becomes nonfree and unredistributable.