ffmpeg license and legal considerations

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ffmpeg license and legal considerations

Postby charlieq » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:02 pm

Is it legal to build chromium embedded framework for commercial use with the following environment variable set:
set GYP_DEFINES=proprietary_codecs=1 ffmpeg_branding=Chrome

If the answer is positive, why were the official builds from http://opensource.spotify.com/cefbuilds/index.html not done like that to support MP3?

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Re: ffmpeg license and legal considerations

Postby magreenblatt » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:17 pm

You must have a license from MPEG LA to distribute binaries with proprietary codecs enabled.
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Re: ffmpeg license and legal considerations

Postby charlieq » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:42 pm

Thank you magreenblatt.
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Re: ffmpeg license and legal considerations

Postby charlieq » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:45 pm

Is there other option other than FFmpeg to support MP3?
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Re: ffmpeg license and legal considerations

Postby magreenblatt » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:10 pm

Not via the audio tag, but you could play mp3s using OS functions or third-party libraries such as Flash.
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Re: ffmpeg license and legal considerations

Postby charlieq » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:35 pm

Thank you for response.

MP3 support is very critical as more and more games are developed using HTML5. How should I change CEF3 to allow it to use windows functions to play MP3?
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Re: ffmpeg license and legal considerations

Postby magreenblatt » Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:01 am

You would need to implement mp3 playback in your own application.
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Re: ffmpeg license and legal considerations

Postby charlieq » Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:09 pm

Looks like the official build supports ogg vorbis by default. Am I right?
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Re: ffmpeg license and legal considerations

Postby magreenblatt » Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:26 pm

charlieq wrote:Looks like the official build supports ogg vorbis by default. Am I right?
Yes. http://http://html5test.com is a good resource if you have questions about supported media formats.
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