Bug#550679: libmp4ff-dev: standard inclusion of mp4ff.h fails

Andres Mejia mcitadel at gmail.com
Mon Oct 26 17:08:10 UTC 2009

On Monday 26 October 2009 11:21:55 Fabian Greffrath wrote:
> Reinhard Tartler schrieb:
> > since there are no users of not even the static lib, I'd not even care
> > about that.
> In this context: Maybe we should try to get the libmp4v2 library into
> Debian, it seems to be the de-facto mp4 file format library. Code can
> be found here <http://code.google.com/p/mp4v2/>, license seems to be
> MPL 1.1.

Just catching up on this. I was going to say to just remove the mp4ff libs 
(static and shared) and development files from Debian completely. I see it's 
done now anyway.

As far as mp4v2 goes, I really doubt it's the de-facto mp4 library, due to the 
missing provision that GPL and LGPL programs can be linked with it. I've asked 
the mp4v2 devs about this, and it doesn't seem like the license can be changed 
anymore. See [1].

FFmpeg has support for mp4 stuff so it's probably better to encourage the use 
of ffmpeg to devs and users for mp4.

But I suppose there's no harm in introducing the mp4v2 library to Debian if 
there are programs that use it.

1. http://code.google.com/p/mp4v2/issues/detail?id=30


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