HDN wrote:But there's also FFmpeg, play mpg video is fine for me
mmm... Lumberyard did this cool, but according to this article:
Q: Is it perfectly alright to incorporate the whole FFmpeg core into my own commercial product?
A: You might have a problem here. There have been cases where companies have used FFmpeg in their products. These companies found out that once you start trying to make money from patented technologies, the owners of the patents will come after their licensing fees. Notably, MPEG LA is vigilant and diligent about collecting for MPEG-related technologies.
So... this may be disappointing , but using FFmpeg is not exactly free.