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Re: Debian and Patents

On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 17:30:28 (CEST), Sven Joachim wrote:

> AFAIK Debian's ffmpeg package does not disable any decoders, only
> encoders are stripped.  So playing wmv/mp3/whatever works out of the
> box, but to create your own mp3 files you need an uncrippled third-party
> ffmpeg version.

FFmpeg does not include an mp3 encoder, and never has. For creating mp3
files, you need lame, for which FFmpeg provides an wrapper.

Unfortunately, lame turns out to have serious licensing problems:


Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

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