siretart at ubuntu.com
Mon Nov 9 10:05:44 GMT 2009
(any particular reason why you didn't CC the mailing list)
Maia Kozheva <sikon at ubuntu.com> writes:
> On 09.11.2009 15:13, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
>> I can only advice against that website. libmp4v2-1 is packaged in the
>> pkg-multimedia team and a clean packaging can be found on
>> git.debian.org. Please consider joining that packaging team and
>> maintain the packaging for ubuntu there.
> I'll do that. But will this package enter Debian itself, or will we have
> to merge it directly from git?
I didn't upload it yet because we are not positive if there will be a
single package that will use it. In ubuntu the situation seems
I'd say let's have an ubuntu branch on git.debian.org and merge and
upload from there. Works great with ffmpeg.
>> The main problem with mp4v2 is its license: MPL. This license prevents
>> the library to be used from any GPL licensed application. This does not
>> seem to be a new issue, btw.
> Doesn't this mean we have the same issue with GPL software currently
> using libmp4v2 from mpeg4ip? Does it mean we need to get the upstream
> authors of gtkpod, kid3, etc. to relicense it under GPL+exception (which
> might not be possible)?
Either that, or have them removed from the ubuntu archive because of
license violation. Or get them ported to libavformat.
debian-multimedia.org does not seem to care for these issues, but we in
> As for libavcodec, I don't know about other applications, but these two
> use libmp4v2 to access and modify metadata, not the sound data itself.
> Is there another library for reading and writing AAC/M4A metadata?
libavformat is supposed to provide this functionality.
Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4
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