can I use FFastrans in commercial?

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imleotw
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can I use FFastrans in commercial?

Post by imleotw » Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:57 am

Hi Steipal,

can I use FFastrans in commercial?
thanks.



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Leo

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Re: can I use FFastrans in commercial?

Post by admin » Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:57 pm

What do you mean? Use it in a commercial business, within a commercial or to produce commercials?

-steipal

imleotw
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Re: can I use FFastrans in commercial?

Post by imleotw » Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:22 pm

Hi Steipal

actually,I use it to produce commercial clips~~
thanks.


Leo

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Re: can I use FFastrans in commercial?

Post by admin » Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:39 pm

FFAStrans is free to use any way you like:-)

-steipal

BitScroll
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Re: can I use FFastrans in commercial?

Post by BitScroll » Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:26 pm

Does that include non-profit organizations and governments?

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Re: can I use FFastrans in commercial?

Post by admin » Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:16 pm

Hi BitScroll,

I really don't care how you use FFAStrans :-)

-steinar

jordanh
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Re: can I use FFastrans in commercial?

Post by jordanh » Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:59 pm

Just to mention, when producing commercial Clips, one should not only look at the FFAStrans license but also at the Codecs licenses that are encoded. As ffmpeg is typically used to do the encoding and by default, ffastrans delivers the ffmpeg version that contains non licensed codecs as well.

Here some description from MPEGLA for the h.264 license fees.
http://www.mpegla.com/main/programs/avc ... avcweb.pdf

One way to workaround the Problem is to avoid using CPU based encoders like X264 and instead use already licensed hardware encoders like NVENC and Co... Or use some open source codecs like VP8. Same for Audio of course.

Unfortuantely i am not aware of any way to buy a license for the software codecs in ffmpeg. You can buy an x264 license here, but i dont think they cover ffmpeg usage.

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