2003-02-15 18:38:43 UTC
I wonder if ffmpeg developers know that ffmpeg source code is distributed
in a shareware closed source program?
QuickView for DOS: http://multimediaware.com/qv/
QuickView for Linux (Beta): http://linuxvideo.info/
--------CUT--------- from qv page
F u l l s c r e e n V i d e o
Without expensive hardware
No Windows required
There are 2 versions of QuickView for DOS available
The Pro version (protected mode) also supports AVI and MOV videos with the
DivX ;-) codecs (incl. videos with FourCC DIV3, DIV4, DX50 and MP43),
Indeo (tm) and QPEG (tm) codecs among many others. Subtitles with AVI
(DivX) files are supported as well.
QuickView Pro will also play incompletely downloaded AVI and DivX files.
You can therefore preview videos before you start big downloads.
The MPEG Audio Code is based in part on MPG123; Copyright (c) 1995-98 by
Michael Hipp, all rights reserved.
This product includes software developed by DivX DivXNetworks, Inc. DivX
is a trademark of DivXNetworks, Inc, www.divx.com
This product uses parts of ffmpeg, Copyright (c) Fabrice Bellard,
We've examined the binary, and came to the conclusion that it contains
parts of MPlayer, RTjpeg, XAnim sources (apart other codes that
QuickView authors mentioned on their homepage, and you can find above).
Thus, I see this the most serious license violation I've ever seen :)
Let me some comments.
- QV for Linux (Beta) has expired, so you'll have to set your clock a bit
- it also REQUIRES ROOT privileges. I haven't gave it yet, will setup some
enviroment first. Probably requires it for svgalib.
- It plays MPEG4 (recorded from V4L with mencoder+lavc) under DOS. :)
I've Cc'ed all the developers that are affected by this.
I'll explicitly forward this mail to the mplayer-dev-eng list, because
it doesn't allow multiple Cc's.
I suggest this discussion should take place on
firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list, to avoid tons of Cc.
MPlayer Core Team
MPlayer Core Team