MP3 licensing over - can we remove LAME restrictions?

Ben Woods woodsb02 at
Wed May 3 07:18:31 UTC 2017

"On April 23, 2017, Technicolor's mp3 licensing program for certain mp3
related patents and software of Technicolor and Fraunhofer IIS has been

It seems that the FreeBSD port for LAME could now have the restriction
removed, allowing the packages to be available for users by default.

Perhaps the LAME option could also be enabled by default in ffmpeg?



From: Benjamin Woods
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